General Care Discussion :: SPT yearling's bottom beak came off

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:25 pm   SPT yearling's bottom beak came off

So my little buddy taco has been holding his mouth open for the past month or two. When I noticed this I immediately put him in quarantine and I kept a close eye on him. I noticed his mouth was getting wider and wider and that really freaked me out, I was thinking it was mouth rot until I noticed his bottom beak was coming up and wedged his mouth open. It slowly started to come off until I found a fry chewing on it (my convicts breed and I give the fry to my turtles). Now his mouth is still open but only a little bit. It seems like it just has a lack of support. How long should it take for it to grow back and should I keep him quarantined? Also I've been adding API turtle fix to be safe, should I keep that up? Please any advice would be awesome I'm worried about my little taco :mrgreen:
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Post Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:21 pm   Re: SPT yearling's bottom beak came off

I would definitely get him to a Vet tomorrow. Infection , rot , ...?
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Post Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:39 am   Re: SPT yearling's bottom beak came off

Depending on how bad it might be, a vet visit might be a good idea. Some RES do get mouth rot, and beaks can chip, I'm not sure about a whole piece.
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