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I have a Mississippi map turtle and I have had him for about
I have a Mississippi map turtle and I have had him for about a year now. After a couple of weeks, I started to notice that a white spot was developing on his shell. I didn't think too much of it so I … read more
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I have a Kreft turtle that has developed spots on his shell.
I have a Kreft turtle that has developed white spots on his shell. I'm able to scrape them off with my fingernail and they don't appear to be soft or smelly. Could it just be shedding? Or possibly min… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
I have a red eared slider. He sheds, but not an excessive
I have a red eared slider. He sheds, but not an excessive amount. Today, as he dove off of his sunning area, I notice his underside was shedding quite a bit. His she'll doesn't show any white spots or… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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Half of my red eared slider turtle shell looks like a dried
Half of my red eared slider turtle shell looks white like a dried out white and I don't know why it still eats and swims fine one of my sisters said it could have turtle shell rot but I bought stuff f… read more
Joan
Joan
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I have a new turtle about 3 weeks now, Diamondback Terrapin,
I have a new turtle about 3 weeks now, Diamondback Terrapin, he was very active when I first got him, then he got slimy looking feet so I called the guy I got him from and he said he was either sheddi… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
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Anna, I have a small-young RES , have her (?) year+
Hi Anna, I have a small-young RES , have her (?) for a year+ and I am worried about the state of her shell it is is very soft, especially round the edges and underneath looks like it haw ...mouldy spo… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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Hello Ana :) I recently got a 1.5" Chinese yellow pond turtle.
Hello Ana :) I recently got a 1.5" Chinese yellow pond turtle. He is in a 30 (tank is filled half way, so about 15 gallons) gallon tank with some small tetras (for company) he has a ceramic heat bulb,… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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My turtle does not shed his shell. I give him vitamins, vitamin
My turtle does not shed his shell. I give him vitamins, vitamin eye drops and condition his shell with medication. We have UV lights and basting lights. What else can I do?… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
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I am having aquatic Turtles. I use to have 4 turtles but 2
I am having aquatic Turtles. I use to have 4 turtles but 2 dies recently from RI Diease which made me so sad I don't want the other ones to die with the same problem so I want the list of Medicine to … read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
My turtle has white spots on his shell,it is not soft though.
My turtle has white spots on his shell,it is not soft though. He is still really active and eating. Does it sound like shell rot? Can he be treated at home?… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
second day of having it that there was a furry white patch on the top
I just purchased a red eared slider 4 days ago. I noticed on the second day of having it that there was a furry white patch on the top of the neck. In all of the searching that I have done I have dete… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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first, i would like to deal with joan if that is at all possible
first, i would like to deal with joan if that is at all possible as she has answered questions before. hv 2 red eared sliders. i am not happy with the look of one's shell. i see dried pieces,and i see… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
hi there i have two turtles and both suffered from shell rot
hi there i have two turtles and both suffered from shell rot when they were babies,by the previous owner. the last month one of them the female.has looks like clougy one bits on the shell.top and unde… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
koi: healthy..shell from head to tail) of our turtles has patches
Greetings We have a large fresh warter pond with 3 red eared sliders and 10 large healthy koi. The largest and oldest (don't know the age but her shell measures about 7 inches across the shell from he… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
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I have 2 red eared turtles that appear to be shedding. One
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Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
my red eared slider tonka is approx. 3 inches long and 2
my red eared slider 'tonka' is approx. 3 inches long and 2 inches wide. I have him in a 10 gallon tank with filtration, a rzilla light with heat and flourescent. He has pebbles on the bottom, rocks, p… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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My baby turtle has recently developed a spot in the middle
My baby turtle has recently developed a spot in the middle of it's shell. Along with this, I've noticed white spots on the sides of the shell. My turtle also seems to be less active. What's wrong?… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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I have a small spiny soft shell turtle that hasnt been eating
I have a small spiny soft shell turtle that hasn't been eating for more than 2 weeks. It's not moving much and likes to have eyes half open in its resting place. Can sit under the UVB light for the wh… read more
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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