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Urgent question about my turtle

PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:11 pm
by Kellie82729
I need help with my turtles situation. His plastron has been peeling off and underneath is this white like pigment. Also parts around his plastron have been been red for the last several months. I'm in college and I thought about taking it to a vet but right now that's not possible. Hopefully someone has some info on this. Here is the photo on the bottom. Thanks


Re: Urgent question about my turtle

PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:31 pm
by litefoot
Hi Kellie , see it's your first post. Being new I "assume" with turtles , I would suggest seeing a vet. You have a couple things going on and the plastron is to the bone where it's shell is gone , a good Herp Vet can help. Also the red color if not from it's diet may be a blood infection and only a blood test will tell for sure ? Some pinkish color is from the fast growth being a young turtle but you say the past month's red color. What is it's diet ? Any color enhancer foods ? Understand about college but to me this is more than a beginner can fix , may need to find a way , someone else may say you can then if not lots of lost time a Herp Vet could have been helping . Vet before an infection sets in. If caught earlier maybe you could have done some treatment's to help. To me a Vet.

Re: Urgent question about my turtle

PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:37 pm
by steve
How big is your turtle? A shedding scute on the plastron might have a whitish appearance.