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post #41 of 43 (permalink) Old 04-08-2012, 10:26 PM
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Please answer as many of the following questions as you can when asking for turtle advice to better enable others to help you.

How big is your turtle? 5 lbs
How long have you had it? 16 years

What is the water temperature? 72
Did you use a thermometer? no
Are you using a water heater? no
How much water is in there? 25 gal
Are you using a water conditioner? yes
Are you using any filtration? yes

What is the basking temperature? no
Is there a basking light? no
Is there a basking platform that is easy to climb on? no
What kind is it or what is it made out of?
Is there a UVB light? yes

What have you been trying to feed it? Medley Treats
When was the last time your turtle ate? today

How big is the tank/pond/enclosure? 55 gal
Is the tank near a window? yes
Is the tank in a room with a lot of activity? no

Is there any other unusual activity/symptoms? no

If you have a question about a skin or shell condition, please try provide pictures of the area when it is dry.
Shell is cracking, brown spots on bottom of shell, shedding neck and legs

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post #42 of 43 (permalink) Old 10-07-2013, 03:38 PM
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Emergency!!

Can someone please tell me what is wrong with my turtle skin?!?!? I know its hard a picture to see but if you look closely by its head you can see what i am talking about also by the tail.
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post #43 of 43 (permalink) Old 03-03-2015, 08:55 PM
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First off, I would like to say I'm not a bad pet owner, please don't judge me! I've done everything I know to do for my turtle and I've visited and called local experts on what to do but they can't tell me exactly what's wrong, only how to go about attempting to treat it. I've been doing regular water changes and treating the water, also adding algae fix every three days because there's now an algae problem. My turtle's diet includes pellets, dried shrimp, and dried meal worms. I've added calcium supplements recently to try and help my turtle but it doesn't seem to be working. Also he acts completely normal. He's eating fine, he's very active, and basks regularly. Can someone please tell me what's going on or what I'm doing wrong? Thank you in advance! -Ally



Here is some more information, if this helps.

How big is your turtle? Three or four inches.
How long have you had it? 17 months. (He is 17 months old as well)

What is the water temperature? I'm not sure.
Did you use a thermometer? No.
Are you using a water heater? I use a heat lamp.
How much water is in there? Seven or eight gallons.
Are you using a water conditioner? Yes.
Are you using any filtration? Yes, a 20 gallon filter.

What is the basking temperature? I'm not sure.
Is there a basking light? Yes.
Is there a basking platform that is easy to climb on? Yes.
What kind is it or what is it made out of? It's a dock, I'm assuming it's probably plastic.
Is there a UVB light? Yes.

What have you been trying to feed it? Pellets, dried shrimp, dried meal worms.
When was the last time your turtle ate? He eats regularly (once a day)

How big is the tank/pond/enclosure? 10 gallons.
Is the tank near a window? No.
Is the tank in a room with a lot of activity? Sometimes yes, sometimes no.

Is there any other unusual activity/symptoms? He acts completely normal.
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