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Red earred slider might have shell rot. Shell is a bit
Red earred slider might have shell rot. Shell is a bit squishy. Eyelids look a bit swollen. A bit Lethargic. White marks on back feet. Seems like she is Vitamin A deficient. … read more
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PitRottMommy
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Res, has injuries on sides of shell from another turtle
res, has injuries on sides of shell from another turtle biting, also may have shell rot but I am not sure … read more
Anna
Anna
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NOT A DUPLICATE PLEASE DO NOT CLOSE In reference to: Im
NOT A DUPLICATE PLEASE DO NOT CLOSE In reference to: http://www.justanswer.com/pet-reptile/cm6k4-red-ear-slider-10-months-sudden.html Im setting her up for dock today. I had to drive an hour one way t… read more
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Joan
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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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Bachelor's Degree
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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
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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I have a 2 1/2" RES that has developed white areas on shell.
I have a 2 1/2" RES that has developed white areas on shell. Not soft nor fuzzy, is not flaking. I use a Reptisun 10 light and a heat lamp for basking. Water is fileters though we do have hard water. … read more
Anna
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
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
13,817 satisfied customers
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
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
13,817 satisfied customers
I have a 5 year old female red eared slider and I have noticed
I have a 5 year old female red eared slider and I have noticed 2 small white spots on her shell which I believe to be shell rot from not basking properly due to her size and lack of space to do so. A … read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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My turtle has black area along shell. Still eating etc. Map
My turtle has black area along shell. Still eating etc. Map turtle 4 yrs old. Also a small area where it almost looks like irritated skin. Hadn't noticed it until last wk.… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
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My 2.5 month old baby, yellow faced, short neck turtle seems
My 2.5 month old baby, yellow faced, short neck turtle seems to be losing her appetite. Her underneath shell might seem to feel just a bit soft (if I'm not being over protective). I have a reptile UV … read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
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My turtle has white spots on his shell,it is not soft though.
My turtle has white spots on his shell,it is not soft though. He is still really active and eating. Does it sound like shell rot? Can he be treated at home?… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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My red ear slider has three small white spots on its shell.
My red ear slider has three small white spots on its shell. She is eating good and is active. I have a filter in her tank and heater. She has a dry dock and light. What could have caused this and how … read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
13,817 satisfied customers
second day of having it that there was a furry white patch on the top
I just purchased a red eared slider 4 days ago. I noticed on the second day of having it that there was a furry white patch on the top of the neck. In all of the searching that I have done I have dete… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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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
13,817 satisfied customers
hi i have a yellow belly tortoise over the past few weeks he
hi i have a yellow belly tortoise over the past few weeks he has started to get these white looking spots and they are starting to cover his whole shell i have put disease clear in the tank but it has… read more
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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My baby turtle has recently developed a spot in the middle
My baby turtle has recently developed a spot in the middle of it's shell. Along with this, I've noticed white spots on the sides of the shell. My turtle also seems to be less active. What's wrong?… read more
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Anna
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