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My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years with special interest in reptiles and reptile rescue.
Can you tell me is she gets vitamins or supplements?
Doe she scratch the side of the tank for this to happen?
Do you see any sore areas?
UVB light age?
State to locate a Herp Vet if needed?
Thank-you for the information. The sticks and shrimp should be supplemented with leafy greens. The diet we suggest is 50% leafy greens, 25% pellet food and 25% live prey or cooked meats. It is also important that the turtle has a calcium supplement available at all times like a cuttle bone.
WE can try and stop the bleeding using a stypic pencil like used for shaving. it should stop the bleeding and seal the area. I would clean the area with the diluted Betadine and water and then seal the areas bleeding and follow up with the Neosporin. I will give you a link for Herp Vets. this may be a vitamin deficiency causing it and they can also give an antibiotic. This is a link for Herp Vets in AL : http://www.anapsid.org/vets/alabama.html You may have to travel a bit, but these Vets have reptile Experience.