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Found turtle box turtle. Minor pushed in area on back of
Hi found turtle box turtle. Minor pushed in area on back of shell hind leg area. Not real bad. Must barely been hit by car. Barely. i took him home. He is alive but barely pokes his head out. Won't mo… read more
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Found a turtle, about 10" x 12", crack with fresh blood near
found a turtle, about 10" x 12", crack with fresh blood near head, crack about 2 1/2" inches long, i am a dentist, have seen shells repaired with acrylic resin composite on animal planet, should i try… 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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Hello. My turtle, I think its a box turtle was brought home
Hello. My turtle, I think it's a box turtle was brought home in October 2013 and on that same day, disappeared. We thought that it had gone underground to hibernate. Throughout the winter and in these… 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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Just picked up a painted Turtle off the side of the road. The
Just picked up a painted Turtle off the side of the road. The shell about 6-7 inches. shell is cracked in a triangle pattern, which fits together on one side of shell and fits together fairly well. Bl… read more
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there is a crack (not completely crack) along the shell line
there is a crack (not completely crack) along the shell line for a box turtle. How can I treat it?… read more
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Anna
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cracked dented and damaged shell (1 diameter dent, longer crack)
Found 7" eastern painted turtle with cracked dented and damaged shell (1" diameter dent, longer crack). Assuming impact was recent. Turtle was motoring on toward pond. But I can see its flesh & assume… read more
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found box turtle on road. I believe a lawn mower chopped of
found box turtle on road. I believe a lawn mower chopped of front part of shell, eyes are gone, top of nose cracked. Had it for 3 weeks doesn't seem to eat? But has healed and is blind. How do I get i… read more
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Found a box turtle with a cracked shell. Will take it to a
Found a box turtle with a cracked shell. Will take it to a reptile rescue tomorrow. Have had the turtle since yesterday afternoon. I have cleaned the wound with Hydrogen Peroxide and put an antibiotic… read more
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Anna
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Our female red slider fell down the stairs and cracked the underside
Our female red slider fell down the stairs and cracked the underside of her shell in the middle horizontally. she then walked and hid in a closet. We found her after an hour's search. She is awake and… read more
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We found a box turtle whos shell has been damaged by my dog.
We found a box turtle who's shell has been damaged by my dog. It doesn't appear to be cracked all the way through rather than chipped around the edges. There is a small amount of blood which I think i… read more
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Philadelphia PA I found a snapping turtle by side of road
Philadelphia PA I found a snapping turtle by side of road after flooding. Around 12" in diameter. Alive but with a cracked shell (a fairly fine crack along the side) with a little blood. He struggled … read more
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My Red-Eared Slider Turtle fell out of his tank. The insides
My Red-Eared Slider Turtle fell out of his tank. The "insides" of his tail are on the outside. it is still connected. There's no bleeding, but you can see the fleshy stuff and blood vessels. PLEASE HE… read more
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My boyfriend found a Eastern box turtle in his driveway. He
My boyfriend found a Eastern box turtle in his driveway. He picked it up to show me and it closed its shell. It did not move for six hours and it started to rain. I looked on some turtle sites and it … read more
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side of the road in my front yard..lot of blood in its mouth..active
I found an Eastern Box turtle at the side of the road in my front yard. It's front right corner bottom shell is cracked and there is a lot of blood in its' mouth. It seems active pulling his head in a… read more
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i tlloks LIKE IT HAS A WHITE RING arount THE TOP GROUP OF shell
MY TURTLES SHELL LOOKS LOKE IT MY BE CRACKED. i TLLOKS LIKE IT HAS A WHITE RING AROUNT THE TOP GROUP OF SHELL PATTERN.… read more
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shell is broken toward the back and the tail appears to be smashed
I jusy found a turtle on the highway, who was hit by a car. The shell is broken toward the back and the tail appears to be smashed, maybe. I put it in a box and brought it with me. It is alert, and tr… read more
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