General Care Discussion :: Baby RES Shell Concern

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:55 am   Baby RES Shell Concern

Hi! i'm a newbie here, a friend gave me two RES as a gift, he got it from a festival so we didn't know his condition then and since i'm new with raising a turtle, i would like to know how's my turtle shell is, i couldn't recognize if he has a shell rot or fungus, and i don't know what to do next, i would like to try the home remedy, but i want to ask first the condition of my RES, i'll post his pic here, thank you in advance!
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Post Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:13 pm   Re: Baby RES Shell Concern

Welcome to the forum! Not sure what's happening with the shell... it does come up often though. If it is fungus, some silver sulfadiazine would help.
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Post Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:57 am   Re: Baby RES Shell Concern

thank you sir steve for replying, i'm just concern with his shell...
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Post Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:46 am   Re: Baby RES Shell Concern

Babies are more sensitive , vulnerable to changes and stress than adults. Babies should always be kept warmer than adults. Proper water temps and proper basking area temps will help in good shell condition , growth. And a good diet for a baby. UVA / UVB light ! Setup a good home for those two little one's and they will give you years of enjoyment ! Congratulation's on being a new parent !

Read the stickies above the different categories for help and ideas on what you will need , also read any comments and suggestion that go with them.
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Post Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:16 am   Re: Baby RES Shell Concern

I'd keep a close eye on it. Any changes to color or texture, I would have a vet go see him.
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