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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
Anna
Anna
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I don't actually know whats wrong with my pet, I just wanted
Hello, I don't actually know whats wrong with my pet, I just wanted to check if anything was wrong with it and fix problems if they are there … read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
13,766 satisfied customers
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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Heath Wilkerson
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His belly is starting to turn a little white and he has
His belly is starting to turn a little white and he has white stuff growing on his skin … read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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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
Joan
Joan
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I recently took my cousin's turtle off her hands because she
hey I recently took my cousin's turtle off her hands because she was struggling to care for her. Originally, she had a beautiful deep brown shell, but after a lack of proper care... her shell has like… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
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I recently came across a box turtle that lives in a
Hello, I recently came across a box turtle that lives in a courtyard of a building. This turtles back end of its shell from where his tail is visible and maybe up to an inch of the shell has turned gr… read more
Joan
Joan
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Joan, I own a red eared slider that's about 24 years old. His skin has darkened al
Hi Joan, I own a red eared slider that's about 24 years old. His skin has darkened alot and his shell too. Last two years he was still active enough to walk around the house. Then I went overseas and … read more
Joan
Joan
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9,649 satisfied customers
happy new year. As I told you last time, I bought my turtle
happy new year. As I told you last time, I bought my turtle a UVB light: Reptisun 10.0. I also increased his water depth just a little. When I put him in the sun in an open container he climbs up and … read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
13,766 satisfied customers
An assistant bought her three turtles to my class and said
An assistant bought her three turtles to my class and said she would take care of them. I didn't do any research on the turtles. They are red eared slider turtles. They are in a tank with a filter tha… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
13,766 satisfied customers
I recently got a UVB bulb for my two red eared sliders because
I recently got a UVB bulb for my two red eared sliders because I wanted to make they got enough light. I came home from work today and one of my turtles shells looks white. Is this something serious t… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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My soft shell turtle has not been eating lately...curl
My soft shell turtle has not been eating lately. He has mostly been basking, but he will go in the water at times. I have noticed that his shell is starting to look dark and curl up at the ends. I wan… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
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There are no scratches in the shell and the shell is hard.
My red eared slider turtle's shell is flaking. It is a dark but lighter where the flaking has occured. There are no scratches in the shell and the shell is hard. The turtle eats and is healthy other t… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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My red eared slider has a developed a red coloring on the back of his/
My red eared slider has a developed a red coloring on the back of his/her shell. It is around the bottom, maybe about a half an inch up. Not sure what to do. She is about 2-3 years old. Was recently v… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
9,649 satisfied customers
one of our missippi map turtles has become slugish and seems
one of our missippi map turtles has become slugish and seems to have a film over both eyes. we are wondering if something is wrong?… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
13,766 satisfied customers
it started when the other turtle scratched him by climbing over him
My turtle lost the black coloring around the edge of his shell, it is white- I think it started when the other turtle scratched him by climbing over him. Do you think it is an infection or a vitamin p… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
13,766 satisfied customers
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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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
13,766 satisfied customers
Hello, my son recently found two baby red ear slider turtles.
Hello, my son recently found two baby red ear slider turtles. He had them in a small fish both. I researched and found they needed a bigger tank. They are currently about 4 mos. old. I have them in a … read more
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Anna
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