Injured box turtle Lawrenceville, GA

My husband picked up a box turtle that had been hit by a car.It's shell is cracked in 2 places,however, it is able to move around. Does anyone know of some place that could treat this injury?

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Jun 05, 2012
Shell Repair
by: Shelly

Be careful. If the cracks in the shell allow bacteria in, you could have a huge problem on your hands sealing them off. A vet can clean a wound well. I strongly recommend that you see a vet.

May 24, 2012
Easy shell fix
by: Anonymous

If the vet will not see wildlife, or wants to put him down, you can try to use a fiberglass kit and repair the damaged shell. We repaired the badly damaged shell of a female turtle and she went on to live a happy life. You can find more information on this type of repair online.Remember, turtles are very resilient however box turtles do have a 'homing' instict and will try to return to the place where you found them. If it is a safe place, it is best to rehab them and then take them home....good luck

Sep 15, 2010
Help for I injured box turtle
by: Lydia

I don't live in GA, but I just went on Google and found the Georgia Reptile and Amphibian Rescue Effort, Lawrenceville, GA
(404)386-2998.
Hope you can save the poor turtle!

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