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Hi, I'm Yuyee. I'm new to this site but I have been concerned about my terrapin for about a week.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?

There's a pink tinge to her skin around the base of her neck and recently the top half of her eyes have gotten a slight orange shade to them when they were full yellow before. Other than that oops I sent that too early but her shell and underbelly seem fine and she eats normally.

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Hello Yuyee and welcome. Thank you for requesting me. I'm sorry to hear that Tib is ill.

I know you would like a home remedy, and I would love to give you one, but unfortunately, this is a situation where there isn't one. This is a medical emergency.

A red, pink, or orange tint to the skin is often a sign of septicemia - blood poisoning. It could be the result of a minor wound that wasn't even visible. It must be treated by a vet. You can read more about septicemia by scrolling down about 1/3 on this page:

http://www.austinsturtlepage.com/Care/medinjuries.htm

This link will take you to a directory of reptile vets:

http://www.britishcheloniagroup.org.uk/vetscorner/vetlist

There are other possible infections and organ conditions that could be responsible, but evey one of them are serious, and require immediate care.

If you have more questions, just let me know by clicking on REPLY. I hope Tib will reach a full recovery.

Anna

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Reptile Expert: Anna, Reptile Expert, Biologist replied 2 years ago

Hi again,

Do you need any additional information?

Anna

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