General Care Discussion :: History of Curing a Turtle's Shell

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:02 pm   Re: History of Curing a Turtle's Shell

Wait I'm confused I have that same basking dock is that basking dock too rough I have two baby turtles.
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Post Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:54 pm   Re: History of Curing a Turtle's Shell

No, that should be fine -- but make sure they can't get stuck between the bars since turtles like to try to squeeze themselves everywhere.
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Post Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:20 pm   Re: History of Curing a Turtle's Shell

Yeah my RES tries to squeeze himself between them but he's to big.
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Post Posted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:38 am   Re: History of Curing a Turtle's Shell

About three years ago I had a shell problem with my turtles, and one of them had an eye infection, several had little abscesses on their legs. The vet told me to keep them dry and let them swim only an hour a day in water at 37°C. After the swim and feeding, I had to dip them in an iodine solution (isobetadine) and the one with an eye infection had to have a daily injection of antibiotics.
This treatment lasted ten days. In the meantime I had to empty both their indoor and outdoor pools completely and scrub them out with bleach (chlorine) and leave them to dry and air out. Before putting them back in a pool, I had to change to a filter with an UV.
It took up all of my time for those ten days, but they got better, and the eye was saved.
I have had some of my turtles for 25 years, but I had then recently adopted two abandoned ones in really bad condition, one of which was the turtle who got the eye problem, and maybe they brought an infection into the group.. Anyway, they all survived thanks to that vet.
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Post Posted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 5:28 am   Re: History of Curing a Turtle's Shell

That's exactly what all 3 of my adult males have! I really have to get that stuff!
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:27 am   Re: History of Curing a Turtle's Shell

Isobetadine is an iodine product without alcohol and it doesn't stain. You have to dilute it in water for their daily bath. If you can't get it in Singapore, maybe someone could send you some.. Otherwise, many years ago, I have used some potassium permanganate in water for shell injuries - also a strong disinfectant. Bear in mind that you only immerse them in this quickly, then leave them out of water until the next day, and the solution mustn't be too strong.
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Post Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:00 am   Re: History of Curing a Turtle's Shell

did you know. this is fact.
in indonesian, silver sulfadiazin is burnazin.
i just knew it from another forum (indonesian forum, reptilx.com)
maybe you should check, if you live on singapore, malaysia, etc.

thanks for the steps. by the way. yay :D
but how come with silver sulfadiazin can cure fungus? @.@ is there any science theory for this? @.@
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Post Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:52 am   Re: History of Curing a Turtle's Shell

Mmm..should i put silver sulfadiazine on the infected area after my turts are dry or...?



and do i need to put uv lamps while dry docking?
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Post Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:23 pm   Re: History of Curing a Turtle's Shell

What does your turtle's shell look like?
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Post Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:27 pm   Re: History of Curing a Turtle's Shell

wow, amazing!!
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Post Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:32 pm   Re: History of Curing a Turtle's Shell

Their shells have white things like spotsmama's turtle
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Post Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:04 pm   Re: History of Curing a Turtle's Shell

Can you post a picture of the shell when it's dry?
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Post Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:23 am   Re: History of Curing a Turtle's Shell

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:02 pm   Re: History of Curing a Turtle's Shell

Does it get whiter the longer it's out of the tank? It does look like fungus...
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Post Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:10 am   Re: History of Curing a Turtle's Shell

I think ...yes
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