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Can you tell me what happened to your turtle?
Is it moving?
What type of medication in the nebulizer?
Please pinch her foot and see if she pulls it in. You can also prod the tail and see if she moves. From what you have said I am afraid she may be gone. Please let me know if there is any response. Joan.
I viewed the picture and could see she was gone. Turtles since cold blooded do not stiffen like a mammal. The brown you saw was a combination of bacteria and the shell deterioration. I can tell you she had Metabolic Bone Disease. These turtles require a calcium supplement and Direct sunlight or a UVB light that needs to be changed every 6 months. Without calcium and UVB they do not have the required D3 in the body leaving them open for Metabolic Bone Disease. It deterioartes the bones and affects the organs. Unfortunately she is gone. In order to help the other turtle offer a cuttle bone and a Diet of 50% leafy greens, 25% pellets and 25% life prey. If not housed outside plase get a Reptisun 10.0 linear tube and place 12" about the enclosure. This is help prevent MBD in the other turtle. I am so sorry for the loss. I hope I have addressed your concerns and you will take a moment to rate my service 5 stars.