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Post Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:59 pm   A little scratch

I noticed after rearranging the tank my turtles are in that my female razorback has a small scratch above her eye and I was wondering if you guys think I need to take her to see a vet and whether or not I should continue to keep her in a separate tank, I moved her as soon as I noticed the scratch, please help!
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Post Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:22 am   Re: A little scratch

Was there any bleeding? Most small injuries just require a bit of dry docking and might not even be necessary if your turts an aggressive basker.
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Post Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:09 am   Re: A little scratch

I didn't see any bleeding it's just white and the flap of skin is still attached and in the week I've had her she's never been completely out of the water unless I took her out of the tank to move stuff around. I tried to post a picture but it said it was too big. Right now I have her in a separate tank from the one she's usually in
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Post Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:11 am   Re: A little scratch

What the separate tank setup with?
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Post Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:15 am   Re: A little scratch

Right now it's just got water and a rock for her to climb on it was just a spare tank I had
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Post Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:16 am   Re: A little scratch

I didn't want to put anything in there that the flap of skin might get caught on
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Post Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:45 am   Re: A little scratch

If you can't post a pic, email it to me and I will do it for you redearslider@gmail.com
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Post Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 12:15 pm   Re: A little scratch

I would try some short-term basking / dry docking just to start.
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Post Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 12:18 pm   Re: A little scratch

How do I do that?
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Post Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:54 pm   Re: A little scratch

A large cardboard box perhaps?
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