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  1. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi everyone! I'm new to this whole subject of taking care of turtles. My little one was offered a golden thread and I've recently noticed her shell isn't looking so good. I've been reading a lot but I'm still unsure if she has shell rot or if this is normal. Nonetheless, I gave her shell a good...
  2. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    So my turtle had a white patch on it's shell (the largest one near it's head) for a while now, which concerned me of shell rot. As the shell is still hard, there's no smell or pus, and the white actually looks clear white (like bone?) I presumed it was just peeling scutes. He has a large docking...
  3. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    I have three turtles who are all one and a half years old: Ciben, Kiwi, and Kalicot. Recently though i have noticed some things going on with my turtle Kiwi's shell. For one, in the scutes down the middle of her shell it's gotten a very dark brown color (Which i assumed to just be aging at first...
  4. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Looking for some help and advice. I have two young turtles (ybs/Cumberland crosses I beleive) I've had them a few months and they have started to develop what I think is shell rot? They are in a 4 foot tank with dock, ceramic heat lamp and exo terra uvb150 bulb, they have a 2000l/hr filter and I...
  5. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    I just got these turtles from my wife's friend who didn't know what to do with them. They just got over a nasty respiratory infection which I didn't think they'd survive. My family and I have given them a lot of time and affection. They came to us in a poor living environment to say the least...
  6. Newbie Advice
    I just got these turtles from my wife's friend who didn't know what to do with them. They just got over a nasty respiratory infection which I didn't think they'd survive. My family and I have given them a lot of time and affection. They came to us in a poor living environment to say the least...
  7. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hey all, here are a few photos of my yellow bellied cooter, Buzz. I got him as a baby in December, and haven't had any issues with him thus far. He loves to eat, although I think I overfeed him, and haven't been providing him with a varied diet - only store-bought pellets and the occasional cube...
  8. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    She is a Pink Bellied Sideneck turtle. Basically, it all started when I noticed some little white spots on her shell. She would almost never go into her basking area (which I have to add has an old UV light above it), she always wanted to be in the water, so I took her out of the water for her...
  9. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hello Everyone, I've searched the internet and this forum but couldn't find information specific to my problem. My girlfriend and I recently bought a couple of YBS and we've had them for about a week now. Judging by the size they are probably around 2 months old. I noticed earlier that one of...
  10. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi, I am looking for advice about what might be helpful to add to the water of my turtle Henry's tank that would help combat shell rot. Henry has been battling shell rot for about four months now (under his wonderful vet's treatment). Individual lesions heal very well, but new ones...
  11. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi I have a musk turtle and 2 red ear sliders, there not eating as much as they normally do but are still acting pretty lively. The other day one of my red ear terrapins was itching it shell on the intake bit of my filter and rely itching hard as had moved all the stones around it and the moved...
  12. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    its been like this for awhile, more and more white areas are appearing he seems fine though. hes about 3.5" carapace length, in a 50gallon tub, 120gallon external filter, air pump, uvb bulb, heat bulb, basking area cuttlebone, and heated to around 24-25 celsius??? so confusing doent seem like...
  13. Turtles & Tortoise Pictures
    I was just wondering is it normal for the scutes to go white around the edges whilst they are shedding, a few of mine have gone a bit white around the tip of where the old scute is. Is this normal? or shell rot? it doesnt look like shell rot, its not soft or smelly? just curious? P.S I feed...
  14. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hello Everyone, Yesterday I noticed that something was not right with Kendrick's shell, I have attached one picture from the top and one from the bottom, but I am now panicking as I 'googled' it, which I should know is the worst thing to do, but I do need help and advice as I am a frantic mess...
  15. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi I am worried my terrapins have shell rot. They have soft scar like markings, white, that look like nougat. They are not hardened, and have blackish edges. I cannot attach a pic to this post for some reason. They don't seem to be growing but are not going away either, and I am worried about...
  16. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    My turtle got a shell problem about a year ago and i did post in here and it was confirmed to be mild shell rot, now after home treatment of an iodene solution this is her now BUT something new has started to arrise please look at picture 3 first this started then picture 4 started these...
  17. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi all, just wanted some advice on our Gus's shell please. She's 9" rescue (shells length) and we have had her since september last year. Her shell looks quite flaky, I know they shed, but her scutes are kinds looking like they are curling up around the edges. She is flaking all over...
  18. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi all I'm Emma and I'm very new to all this and my 2 terrapins, one is a yellow bellied and one is a musk. When we bought them (about 3 weeks ago as babies although not sure exactly how old they are) we were told that they are very tough animals and don't need a heat lamp and warm water and...
  19. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    My horsfield tortoise, Cooper, has white lines around his shell. Its the horizontal line separating his scutes. When its touched it feels slightly softer and seems to hurt him as he jumps! What I hope to find out is whether its shell rot or just growth of the shell? Any help is much...
  20. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi I think both of my yellow belly turtles have shell rot. I feed them king british turtle food and I mix it with zoo med reptivite. I have them in a tank with no lid on to keep the humidity down. I did put in one block of turtle bone and i still have one left. I have a uvb light with is 15w and...
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