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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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Bachelor's Degree
13,749 satisfied customers
My turtle has small spots on her shell. I noticed it
i noticed it recently, and she's not bothered by them … read more
PitRottMommy
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I have a baby red eared slider. I recently realized she has
I have a baby red eared slider. I recently realized she has shell rot. I'm treating that. Approximately a day after starting the treatment she stopped using her back left leg. This is the third day sh… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
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I have just come across your site. I rescued a turtle that
Hello Anna. I have just come across your site. I rescued a turtle that had been hit by a car a long time ago. The person I got him from kept him for 6 weeks making sure he was eating and stuck the rea… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
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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
Heath Wilkerson
Heath Wilkerson
ER/ICU & Exotic Animal Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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My small 4 inch long tortoise has just been bitten by
Hello. My small 4 inch long tortoise has just been bitten by a Dog and has caused 5 puncter 2 above and 3 below it looks as if it bleeding from underneath but not much what do you advise it has been w… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
13,749 satisfied customers
Hi Anna, I have a 17 yr old RES. Lately Ive been noticing
Hi Anna, I have a 17 yr old RES. Lately I've been noticing some odd spots on her underside. They're not white per say.. and they're not soft. However it has me a little worried. She's be acting perfec… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
13,749 satisfied customers
Hi, I just noticed that my my snapping turtle Henry has a
Hi, I just noticed that my my snapping turtle Henry has a spot on one of his scutes that is a little bigger than a pin head that seems to be just bone... he is shedding a bit right now and it seems th… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
13,749 satisfied customers
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
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
13,749 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
13,749 satisfied customers
my daughter is taking care of a slider native to Maryland.
my daughter is taking care of a slider native to Maryland. It had been injured and is blind. It is very small 2-3 inches across. My daughter has not seen it eat,but it has grown a little. However, tod… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
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I have a spiny softshelled turtle and she has had weird, dark-colored
I have a spiny softshelled turtle and she has had weird, dark-colored splotches on her shell for over a year now. There is only 1 vet that I know of who works with turtles, but my turtle is kept in an… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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I had a Koi pond that my turtles lived in. I have moved and
I had a Koi pond that my turtles lived in. I have moved and have not built a new pond but my turtles are with me. Right now I have them in a big yard wagon made out of a green rubberized plastic mater… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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I have a redeared slider that is about 11 years old. He has
I have a redeared slider that is about 11 years old. He has a spot on his shell that is lighter than the rest and it looks like if you peeled it it would come off. Can you tell me what the problem is … read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
13,749 satisfied customers
Hi, I have a RES and she has two small caramel colored spots
Hi, I have a RES and she has two small caramel colored spots on her shell as of today. The bigger of the 2 spots is a bit soft to the touch. I just got her tank set up the way it should be with a UVB … read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
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A tarapin that has been coming from the wild to eat over the
A tarapin that has been coming from the wild to eat over the past years has appeared this spring again. It is very lethargic and acts like it is sleeping. It lays in the yard with its head and neck st… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
13,749 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
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
13,749 satisfied customers
i have 2 turtles. they came from a friend, they are about 6
i have 2 turtles. they came from a friend, they are about 6 years old. until i got them they had never been exposed to the proper lights they need. they had never even swam. they were kept in a small … read more
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
13,749 satisfied customers
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Anna

Reptile Expert, Biologist

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Have owned turtles, snakes, amphibians, and lizards. Study and provide habitat for wild herps.

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35+ years experience as veterinary tech and 40+ years experience doing reptile rescues.

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