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Our box 5 toed box turtle walked off of stairs and has 2
Our box 5 toed box turtle walked off of stairs and has 2 inch long cracks on the back of her shell near her tail. She bled 10 drops of blood now she has stopped bleeding and is pretty normal. We are t… read more
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What is the cost of this service? Good. Take me there
Yellow bellied slider. Female. 10+ years. Broken carapace on the back end. … read more
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My red eared slider jumped out of s tank and onto the floor
My red eared slider jumped out of his tank and onto the floor before I could stop him. It is about 4 feet and I heard his shell crack. He is bleeding and it seems to be coming from a crack on his bott… read more
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I picked up a hit turtle today. It is not a baby, but not full
I picked up a hit turtle today. It is not a baby, but not full grown either. I think it is a box turtle. It has a crack on the back end of its shell and then is cut between bottom and top she'll about… read more
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I ran over a box turtle with lawnmower and took a 1 1/2 x 1
I ran over a box turtle with lawnmower and took a 1 1/2 x 1 in chunk out of his shell. I put NeoSporine in cavity & got bleeding to stop. Intend to repair shell with semi-rigid cover & duct tape and r… read more
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Anna
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My dog chewed on my turtles shell around the edges. She has
My dog chewed on my turtles shell around the edges. She has never bothered the turtle before. Alex(my turtle is a water turtle) I put him a towel. He is moving around if u touch him. I cleaned him off… read more
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I have a small red eared slider turtle and my daughters friend
I have a small red eared slider turtle and my daughters friend rolled over on him, he is bleeding underneath. I don't know what you call the area underneath, looks like its in sections and one of the … read more
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What can I do if my turtle broke its shell and Im unable to
What can I do if my turtle broke its shell and I'm unable to see the vet until the morning?… read more
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Anna
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I hit a box turtle with my mower. Shaved a 1 inch square of
I hit a box turtle with my mower. Shaved a 1 inch square of the shell off. I don't see any guts, but the colored part of the shell is gone and the white part is exposed - looks like bone. There is a d… read more
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Joan
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rescued..bleeding quite a lot in the last 3 days, but has stopped now.
I have rescued a long neck turtle from the road whose shell is broken on the top and underneath. He has been bleeding quite a lot in the last 3 days, but has stopped now. I have put him in a large pla… read more
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I have an aquatic pond turtle from SC that was injured by my
I have an aquatic pond turtle from SC that was injured by my Rottweiler. He had a puncture wound on the top of his shell that has sealed and healed on its own. My concern lies with more shell damage o… read more
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my male red eared slider i just got a week ago has 2 broken
my male red eared slider i just got a week ago has 2 broken nails, most of the time has its eyes closed, hardly moves and hardly eats. I dont know if it was like that when I got it. What can I do for … read more
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my turtle fell about four feet and landed on his shell on his
my turtle fell about four feet and landed on his shell on his back. he now has some bleeding from his mouth. did i kill him when he fell? how do i help hom?… read more
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Our turtle died suddenly. His light had busted over his
Our turtle died suddenly. His light had busted over his aquarium overnight and the pieces were in the water for hours before we noticed. Could there have been something on the inside of the bulb that … read more
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Anna
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At first it was unesponsive, and bleeding has stopped.
My daughter lives in Hawaii and just found a turtle that was hit by a car. It has its breast shell cracked. At first it was unesponsive, and bleeding has stopped. It got its head out of its shell. Is … read more
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dog: questions: why so far from creek, was it in danger, need its moma
Live in country near creek/lots of oak trees; found strange 2-3" turtle trying to get out of dog's water bowl. Know very little about turtles- have questions: why so far from creek, was it in danger, … read more
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Anna
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clipped..auto resulting in an obvious broken righ rear leg..bleeding
A couple of hours ago I found an american box turtle on the road. It had been clipped by an auto resulting in an obvious broken righ rear leg and also a broken shell at the seam between the top and bo… read more
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I just came across a slider turtle that as been run over by ...
I just came across a slider turtle that as been run over by a car. The crack on it''s shell is about 5 inches and open about 1/4/ inch. There is blood but she is alive. There are 2 pustules of yellow … read more
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