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My baby turtle has a patch on the side of his shell. I
My baby turtle has a white patch on the side of his shell. I thought it couldve been that he hit something on it, but it got worse. My next thought was to use a vinegar/distilled water mixture to scru… read more
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I think my turtle has she'll rot. Shell ** A few weeks but
a few weeks but it's getting worse. He refused to use a basking dock and I have good uv lighting, good canister filter and plenty of calcium in his tank also got the water tested and it's fine … read more
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My turtle looks like he might have shell rot. 8 Months.
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I have a red eared slider that I rescued about 3 years ago.
I have a red eared slider that I rescued about 3 years ago. I have him in a 125 gallon tank. I have 3 lights for sunlight rays and 2 basking lights. A few months ago his shell started changing and get… read more
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I have had my red ear slider for 10 months. All of a sudden
I have had my red ear slider for 10 months. All of a sudden she has 2 spots on her shell. They were like blisters. Now they are white n if you touch them she acts like it hurts. What should I do? … read more
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I have an asian side neck turtle with others in a large tank
I have an asian side neck turtle with others in a large tank the smaller red slider has what spots on his shell and the Asia has black markings appearing on her shell over a period of weeks I can send you photos … read more
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My turtle has a new claw growing where the old one broke
My turtle has a new claw growing where the old one broke off. And it's bleeding. Furthermore she has a white spot where her skin meets the shell. Here are pictures: https://imgur.com/a/V1ZCz7M … read more
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Oh, um my male red ear slider has shell rot. I've looked
Oh, um my male red ear slider has shell rot. I've looked online for a while and I think I'm treating it ok... unfortantly I don't think I cought it in time and it spread to my painted turtle who is in… read more
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My turtle currently has a small bit of shell rot I am
My turtle currently has a small bit of shell rot for which I am treating with dry docking, beta dine solution and an ointment. I'm just not exactly sure how to proceed with the dry docking. Should I d… read more
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Anna
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My name is shana. i have a slider turtle that may have shell
hi my name is shana. i have a slider turtle that may have shell rot. its white in some spots and soft. but my question is would i be able to treat my turtle at home and if so could you tell me what i … read more
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Joan
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What are signs that shell rot is healing? , Sure! I
Customer: What are signs that shell rot is healing? … read more
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Anna
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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
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Anna
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good morning I just adopted a Vietnamese box turtle that hasnt
good morning I just adopted a Vietnamese box turtle that hasn't been outside in over 15 years was in a cage that he could barely move hasn't had sunlight vegetables fruits in over 15 years I tried to … read more
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Hi there I purchased 2 hatchling red ear sliders from a
Hi there I purchased 2 hatchling red ear sliders from a pet store yesterday (born in July 2013). I noticed the unusual appearance of the turtles shells when in the pet store, and was told the turtles … read more
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Hi, please help! I found at least forty red floating worms
Hi, please help! I found at least forty red floating worms alive in the water of my red ear turtle. May be a parasite, or what? Its length is more or less 1 cm. Are they harm or not? What should I do,… read more
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One of my red ear sliders have 2 black spots on its back.
One of my red ear sliders have 2 black spots on it's back. I read something when I first got them about shell rot. I think that is what it is, but don't know how to treat it. How can I tell what it is… read more
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Joan
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weird spots of discoloration..patchy, almost a whitish gold color.
hello there.my turtle's shell has been having these weird spots of discoloration. they are patchy, almost a whitish gold color. it doesnt look normal. i also noticed that a bit of his yellow stomach s… read more
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Im having problems with my semi aquatic slider turtle, he seems
Im having problems with my semi aquatic slider turtle, he seems to be attacking his floating basking spot and trying to eat it. as a result i have had to take out the basking ledge completely and the … read more
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