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  1. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hello, my baby turtle is having great appetite and swims a lot but i noticed the growing numbe rof these small whiteish dots on its shell https://imgur.com/gbkBlXX it only appears on the same level of the shell and i do not know if its the sign of a sickess or the turtle is growing.
  2. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hello, I could do with some advise/help regarding my map turtle. The edges of the shell seem to be chipping away and cannot stop it.
  3. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hey Guys, I absolutely love turtles and tortoises and been wanting to get one. Now i have some many spare and spare materials to build something i was just wondering, is there any tortoises that are able to be kept indoors most their life. Ive been looking at Russian Tortoises and most care...
  4. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi, My ten year old turtle has always been healthy but recently I have noticed small white spots on the bottom of her shell. They aren't soft and don't smell, they have been there for around a week and I'm sure more are slowly appearing, there also seems to be small black patches appearing...
  5. Shelled Classifieds
    To view pictures and a video of the turtles click this link: https://www.gumtree.com/p/pets/turtle-free-to-a-good-home-check-ad-for-details/1151725483 (Copied from our gumtree ad) We would like to re-home our 4 turtles as they have outgrown their tank, we took them on as rescues when they were...
  6. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Please help ASAP My painted turtles shell has shedded and it seems small parts of the bone I'm guessing is showing and little pieces are chipped off in the front and it worries me because I don't know what to do. Please help
  7. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hey everybody - I am new here :D I was wondering if you guys have ever heard about this because to me it seems a bit offish. I was told washing the turtle shell, then coating it with calcium powder and letting it airdry before releasing the turtle back into his tank would help the shell absord...
  8. Newbie Advice
    Hi all, My Horsfield tortoise, Maxwell, is about 1yr3m old and has recently developed a soft spot in the very centre of the underside of his shell. The rest of the shell including the rest of the underside is hard as usual. Do you know why this could have happened? He is fed on a mix of weeds...
  9. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi How does someone preserve a turtle shell?
  10. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hello I have a stinkpot/musk turtle about 15 months old and when I got him/her (not sure if its a him or a her) :gasp: its shell seemed a little weird. It has kind of a dent in it and hasn't been growing as I expected it to, I also got a razor back turtle at the same time from the same pet store...
  11. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hello all, I have noticed that my Hermanns hatchling seems to have some white, dry looking patches on the side of his shell. Other than that he seems okay, he's eating, drinking and having a wonder around. I don't know how to upload pics. The only thing i can think it could be is that he likes...
  12. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Not entirely sure what to make of my Turtle's shell any help would be appreciated. I'll link some pictures at the bottom of the post. I've got him set up in a 500 litre tank with a fully dry sizable basking area including both a UVB & Heat lamp, Basking area temp is around 32-33 Celsius (89.6...
  13. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    My Mississippi Map terrapin has this white stuff on her shell going through the middle and i have no idea of what it could be. Please help! I would post a picture but i have no idea how to. Thanks for the help. :D
  14. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi all, I have had two musk turtles for about 18 months now, I went away for a few days and when I came back I noticed marks on one of their shells. When I took the little fella out for an inspection, the shell is a little flakey. I am no expert on turtles but was unsure if it could be shell...
  15. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    This is Herman my Horsefield :) sleeping!! I am worried about Shell Rot and wondered if his shell looks healthy/what I should be looking for Thanks Becky
  16. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi Guys, Been a few weeks since my last post, but in it I mention that I'm a bit unsure about one of the little guys shells. I bought the two of them together, and they were the same size. I've now got one whos having a right growth spurt, shedding shell scutes fine and eating like a horse. The...
  17. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi all, My turtle has white spots on it and it seems like its starting to pyramid too. what could be the causes and solutions to fix this? It has a basking area and uvb light. It's still very active swimming around and basks like normal.
  18. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hello, I got this female Russian tortoise back in April and some users pointed out that she has MBD and a long beak. This is her when I first got her: Here is what she looks like now: She seems to look better, but does her beak still look too long, I do have a cuttlebone in...
  19. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hey guys, One of my turtles, his name is Griffith, has dry patches on his shell. I'm worried it's a sign of illness, though his behaviour seems normal. I read that the shell can look this way just before scutes are shed, but it's been this way for about 3 months now. If anything, it's getting...
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