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I have a pet turtle. He has white spots/patches all over his
Hello. I have a pet turtle. He has white spots/patches all over his shell. I'm not sure if it is shell rot. His shell is very hard all round but there is just white patches located on it. He also has … read more
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Anna
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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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My baby southern painted turtle has soft shell and is very
My baby southern painted turtle has soft shell and is very inactive and sleepy. He has white marks on his plastron as well. I've tried getting him to bask more and used this calcium and d3 vitamin pow… read more
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I have a few turtles 4 red eared slider and 2 mississippi
Hi i have a few turtles 4 red eared slider and 2 mississippi map turtles. a few weeks ago, 3 of my turtles got an infection. The bigger turtles got better in a week and started to eat and its doin bet… read more
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I have a mississipi map turtle about 2.5 inches. It seems
I have a mississipi map turtle about 2.5 inches long. It seems healthy eating normally and basking quite often. However, I have began seeing some weird behavior. At times the turtle swims backwards al… read more
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My turtle has spots on his shell and there is one spot that
My turtle has white spots on his shell and there is one spot that it looks flaky … read more
Anna
Anna
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Our Mississippi Map is getting a crust above his eyes. Must
Our Mississippi Map is getting a white crust above his eyes. Must bother him because he tries to rub it with his (paw?) … read more
Anna
Anna
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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
Anna
Anna
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Joan, I have a 8 month old veiled chameleon. He has been doing great. I have had him a
Hi Joan, I have a 8 month old veiled chameleon. He has been doing great. I have had him about 3 months. About 3 weeks ago I noticed what look like a fluid filled area in near his right eye. I took him… read more
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, I have a yellow bellied slider of some sort, perhaps a
Hi, I have a yellow bellied slider of some sort, perhaps a Mississippi map or souther map...anyway, she is about two and a half and has slightly discolored spots on her she'll that appear to have air … read more
Anna
Anna
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I soaked my red eared slider turtle in hydrogen peroxide .
I soaked my red eared slider turtle in hydrogen peroxide . I was told it was great for shell rot . Coopa had when i got him . I cleaned out his tank . Today , his eyes are swollen . He can open his ey… 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
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Anna
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we have a red ear slider turtle that is about 3in in length
we have a red ear slider turtle that is about 3in in length of his shell. we know he has shell rot and a respitory infection. he lives in a 29gal tank 3/4 full of water. has floating rock, uvb light, … read more
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Hi, I have a long neck australian turtle. Small parts of his shell are flaking off leaving
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Anna
Anna
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I was treating our red eared slider with nolvasan. Turns out
I was treating our red eared slider with nolvasan. Turns out we used the kind for cleaning out horse stalls, etc. The turtle's eyes are swollen and shut. We have been trying to rinse but it is difficu… read more
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Anna
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WE have a pet long necked tortoise/turtle who is very tame...rests
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My Mississippi Map turtle just developed some black and grey
My Mississippi Map turtle just developed some black and grey spots on her shell. She is about 2 years old. Is she sick?… read more
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i have a turtle that i found outside in kentucky, and i dont
i have a turtle that i found outside in kentucky, and i dont know what kind it is. its just a baby, its yellow and brown, the yellow is around the edges of the shell his belly is yellow with little bl… read more
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