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I think my turtle may have shell rot. Can you help? I
I think my turtle may have shell rot. Can you help? … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
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I own two african sidenecked turtles, and one of them (we
Hi Anna, I own two african sidenecked turtles, and one of them (we think it's a male, but we're not sure) has started to shed its skin in the past few days and I noticed today that the skin flakes wer… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
I bought an approximate 1 year old female three toed box
I bought an approximate 1 year old female three toed box turtle about a month ago. She is in the same large indoor enclosure with another 3 year old three toed female box turtle. They appear to get al… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
2,128 satisfied customers
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
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
I have a large 3.3 pound red eared slider. It is about 14
I have a large 3.3 pound red eared slider. It is about 14 years old. The shell is coming off and i think its a fungus. I am trying to treat him because I saw a vet and she was not helpful at all. ( I … read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
I found my turtle no moving at all but yesterday she was
I found my turtle no moving at all but yesterday she was perfectly fine and idk if she's hibernating 😭 … read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
How do I know when I can put the turtle back into s home?
How do I know when I can put the turtle back into his home? Will the shell completely heal?… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
My red eared slider was pulled from my pond a few days ago
My red eared slider was pulled from my pond a few days ago by racoons. I found her in the morning about a foot away from the water, on her back. Don't know how long she was there, but it was about 11a… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
22,330 satisfied customers
I have a female red ear slider. A few years old and about 5.5 in.She w
I have a female red ear slider. A few years old and about 5.5 in. She was recently moved to a much bigger tank. The problem I'm seeing is that one of her front legs is unusable to her. It's limp with … read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
22,330 satisfied customers
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
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
I accidentally burnt my turtle. I was cleaning its tub and
I accidentally burnt my turtle. I was cleaning its tub and put her in the sink where the hot tap water was flowing . so it burnt her legs and tail. I didn't realize on the spot she was burnt and I put… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Reptile Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
62 satisfied customers
Joan answered my reptile question on this page on 5th October
Joan answered my reptile question on this page on 5th October 2011 re our pet tortoise. Her answer helped us and the tortoise recovered well. We were very grateful. (my son thinks I'm crazy though) La… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
22,330 satisfied customers
We have a small Map Turtle that we found and have kept as a
We have a small Map Turtle that we found and have kept as a pet. We got him set up with a Heat lamp and aquarium. He now has a large red spot on this eye that almost looks like it is bleeding. Is ther… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
Hi again. I am thinking about getting a four inch Mississippi
Hi again. I am thinking about getting a four inch Mississippi mud turtle to go along with the spotted turtles. I read that they also prefer shallower water. I wanted to get your opinion first. Is a 55… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
I have a 5 year old female red eared slider and I have noticed
I have a 5 year old female red eared slider and I have noticed 2 small white spots on her shell which I believe to be shell rot from not basking properly due to her size and lack of space to do so. A … read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
I rescued a Slider that was found walking roadside in the desert.
I rescued a Slider that was found walking roadside in the desert. Her rear feet pads had sores like burns and the end of her tail was injured. I nursed her for 5 months as she lived in my bath tub and… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
My red eared slider has been excessively shedding skin. Her
My red eared slider has been excessively shedding skin. Her skin looks healthy other than the consistent shedding, no redness or swelling. I've adjusted the temperature (although the water is often a … read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
its back, and its holding its tail in and is hovering close to the top
I was disconnected before. I have what I think is a male slider 2 years old with what looks like paint on its back, and its holding its tail in and is hovering close to the top. what di I do. He is in… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
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Anna

Anna

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Have owned turtles, snakes, amphibians, and lizards. Study and provide habitat for wild herps.

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35+ years experience as veterinary tech and 40+ years experience doing reptile rescues.

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