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I have a male red eared slider. He's 9 years old. Last week
Hello there. I have a male red eared slider. He's 9 years old. Last week I noticed a few small white spots on his shell a few days ago. Initially I thought it was just his shell getting foggy because … read more
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My turtle has spots on his shell and there is one spot that
My turtle has white spots on his shell and there is one spot that it looks flaky … read more
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Anna
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My turtle has thin spots on it back, like it looks like it's
Hi my turtle has thin white spots on it back, like it looks like it's shedding but they're hard and dry … read more
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Anna
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Spots on her she'll, she's a Chinese box turtle, She's over
White spots on her she'll, she's a Chinese box turtle … read more
Anna
Anna
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Our house had a fire on 12/28. While all pets and people are
Hi. Our house had a fire on 12/28. While all pets and people are safe, it took 10 days for me to be able to move our Mississippi Map turtle tank out of the smoke damaged environment. Since then, he ha… read more
Anna
Anna
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I have a 2 1/2" RES that has developed white areas on shell.
I have a 2 1/2" RES that has developed white areas on shell. Not soft nor fuzzy, is not flaking. I use a Reptisun 10 light and a heat lamp for basking. Water is fileters though we do have hard water. … read more
Anna
Anna
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! y turtle (male, 5yr) seems to be retaining scutes, and
Hello! y turtle (male, 5yr) seems to be retaining scutes, and has never shed in the 3 years I've had him. I dried him out today to remove some by hand, only pulling loose scutes that came off easily. … read more
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Joan
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Hi!I have a read ear slider that started to look with a
Hi! I have a read ear slider that started to look with a white shell but it has gotten worse. It´s not like cotton but like very dry (almost like calcium?) and it doesn´t smell weird. My turtle is a y… read more
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Joan
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Hi Anna, I have a 17 yr old RES. Lately Ive been noticing
Hi Anna, I have a 17 yr old RES. Lately I've been noticing some odd spots on her underside. They're not white per say.. and they're not soft. However it has me a little worried. She's be acting perfec… read more
Anna
Anna
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Hi there I purchased 2 hatchling red ear sliders from a
Hi there I purchased 2 hatchling red ear sliders from a pet store yesterday (born in July 2013). I noticed the unusual appearance of the turtles shells when in the pet store, and was told the turtles … read more
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Joan
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We have a mud turtle that has white spots that have appeared
We have a mud turtle that has white spots that have appeared on her shell. What is this and can it be cured?… read more
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Anna
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some of the scutes on my turtles back are starting to turn
some of the scutes on my turtle's back are starting to turn white -specifically along the spine area and mostly towards the front half of the shell from center spine to head area. Does that mean anyth… read more
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Anna
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I recently got a UVB bulb for my two red eared sliders because
I recently got a UVB bulb for my two red eared sliders because I wanted to make they got enough light. I came home from work today and one of my turtles shells looks white. Is this something serious t… read more
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Anna
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I hit a box turtle with my mower. Shaved a 1 inch square of
I hit a box turtle with my mower. Shaved a 1 inch square of the shell off. I don't see any guts, but the colored part of the shell is gone and the white part is exposed - looks like bone. There is a d… read more
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Joan
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hi i have a painted turtle and her shell is turning a white
hi i have a painted turtle and her shell is turning a white color? She eats very well. Looks like shedding also on shell. Doesnt look like rot though. I was using a shell mosterizer an thats when i st… read more
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Joan
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rough spot of underside of shell about the size of a nickel
Malaysian box turtle has rough spot of underside of shell about the size of a nickel. Turtle is in 55 gallon tank that is 50% water. Water temp is 80 degrees basking area around 78 degrees. Turtle is … read more
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Joan
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My red eared slider has a developed a red coloring on the back of his/
My red eared slider has a developed a red coloring on the back of his/her shell. It is around the bottom, maybe about a half an inch up. Not sure what to do. She is about 2-3 years old. Was recently v… read more
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Joan
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What is the best way to remove mineral deposits from my turtles
What is the best way to remove mineral deposits from my turtles shell? He is about 3 years old and otherwise healthy and happy. The deposits are very hard and have been there for quite a while. I am w… read more
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