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RE: Is it shell rot or something worse?

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Posted by: Linda G at Sat Sep 17 19:53:30 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Linda G ]  
   

Hi,

I am not sure where you got the information but your turtles need a secure basking spot and a heat souce over it. Without it their shells can not dry off and kill bacteria. Sliders are sun worshipers and should be provided this choice year round. I had to make my own basking area because the ones on the market are geared toward small turtles and my female is 12" and just over 4 lbs. In addition they need to be able to warm up to digest their food. Please make these adjustments as soon as you can. In the meantime, you can soak the female in shallow warm water with betadine added to make it the color of tea. Soak for about 10 minutes and then rinse her off well. Do not allow her to fully submerse or drink the water. You can also put Triple
Antibiotic ointment(from any store like walmart)on the areas and just leave it as it will not hurt the water.

You are going to have to permanently seperate them or he will end of killing her. My large male did kill one of my turtles after years of living together.

Hope this helps
Linda


   

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