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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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A couple weeks ago my box turtle was stolen by tree
A couple weeks ago my box turtle was stolen by tree trimmers, good news is I did get him back. Bad news I believe they must have dropped him on his back. The turtle had what looked like a piece of roc… read more
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My turtle, Shelley, has been having some discoloration on
Hi, my turtle, Shelley, has been having some discoloration on his shell. The front edge became white and a small bit has cracked off, but that area doesn't seem to be getting worse. Behind the cracked… read more
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I have box turtle I have had him for 35 years. Along the
Hi I have box turtle I have had him for 35 years. Along the edge of his shell it is turning black, In the winter he has direct UVB light for 12 hours and then his tank is covered for 12 hours. When it… read more
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I have a Kreft turtle that has developed spots on his shell.
I have a Kreft turtle that has developed white spots on his shell. I'm able to scrape them off with my fingernail and they don't appear to be soft or smelly. Could it just be shedding? Or possibly min… read more
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Anna
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Stevehas a slightly battered looking shell, having come in
Stevehas a slightly battered looking shell, having come in from the backyard in a dogs mouth. he is not cracked and looks better now after several months with us. What he does have makes me wonder--th… read more
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Joan
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Half of my red eared slider turtle shell looks like a dried
Half of my red eared slider turtle shell looks white like a dried out white and I don't know why it still eats and swims fine one of my sisters said it could have turtle shell rot but I bought stuff f… read more
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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
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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
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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found a tortoise crossing road. shell approx 5" long 4" wide.
found a tortoise crossing road. shell approx 5" long 4" wide. front of shell looks like has been eaten at. Top is without the sectioned layer. there are other small spots on shell where outer layer is… 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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Joan
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some of the scutes on my turtles back are starting to turn
some of the scutes on my turtle's back are starting to turn white -specifically along the spine area and mostly towards the front half of the shell from center spine to head area. Does that mean anyth… read more
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Anna
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we found a baby turtle that is around an inch long. It has
we found a baby turtle that is around an inch long. It has a dark top shell with red stripes on the underneath edges of top shell. The bottom shell is yellow. Its face, neck and legs have yellowish or… read more
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think its turtle rot. the shell is hard and looks good EXCEPT
i've searched and searched on line and can't find anything that matches my turtle4s condition. i don't think it's turtle rot. the shell is hard and looks good EXCEPT for the edges...where has pathes t… read more
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I have kept my painted turtle inside this winter because the
I have kept my painted turtle inside this winter because the cold caught me off guard and I was not sure exactly how to force/get him ready for hibernation. Is it too early to put him out in my turtle… read more
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Anna
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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
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Joan
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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
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Anna
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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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