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Anna, Reptile Expert, Biologist
Category: Reptile
Satisfied Customers: 3769
Experience:  Have owned turtles, snakes, amphibians, and lizards. Study and provide habitat for wild herps.
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Swollen neck and front legs. Not very active. We do not have

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swollen neck and front legs. Not very active. We do not have a reptile vet where we live. Any suggestions
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: This is a turtle and and it is mostly the neck area
JA: What is the turtle's name and age?
Customer: zipper and we got him 19 years ago, really don't know his age
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Zipper?
Customer: not that I can think of
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Reptile
Expert:  Joan replied 1 year ago.


My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years with special interest in Reptiles and Reptile rescue.

What type of turtle do you have?

Diet you feed?


State to help locate a Herp Vet?

Can you post a picture for a visual of the turtle?


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
red eared slider. repomin ansome lettice, some worms and other bugs in summer.wyoming
Expert:  Joan replied 1 year ago.

Can you please post a Picture? It will help me look for something unusual.