My turtle has a white spot on its head

by Allie

I have a semi aquatic turtle. just recently it got a white spot on its head. It's growing! Is it bad? Should I take it to the vet? It's never happened to my turtle before. Help!

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Painted turtle doesn't use front right leg....
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Sep 07, 2013
any tretment for my malaysian turtle
by: Anonymous

I have a malaysian turtle. I have purchased it some 17 days ago.recently I saw that it has a white spot not approximate round on its head.I have purchase medicine of feng shuii from aquarium shop. can it work or you have any simple trick to vanish whitespot.please help me :(

Jun 19, 2012
RE: my turtle has a white spot on its head
by: Stef

I had the same thing happen to my turtle but that was when I first got it and I didn't know that turtles needed a UV light and lots of water and a basking spot. Then I immediately bought all the necessary stuff and my turtle would mostly bask and it had me worried but within a few days the spot (that looked a lot like a blister) fell off by itself. I couldn't afford to take my turtle to the vet but if you can I'd recommend that

Jan 27, 2012
i had that issue
by: Anonymous

my turtle recently had this issue and the sites we found on line said to give your turtle a sort of "bath" with a little bit of salt (not in his tank) for 30 min a day until the spot is gone and it worked. you might want to search out the amount of salt needed though

Aug 12, 2011
Mississippi map turtle
by: Anonymous

Hi, i have a 8 1/2 year old mississippi map turtle that has green growing on his shell...which i already know its the slime...but the other day i noticed he has been forming white speckles on his top head????? I have the turtle mositizer for shell and skin....theres really no reptitle vet around me and are really expensive! So any info you guys can help me with would be great!!! :) please help me!:( thanks:):)

Jul 17, 2011
by: jen

It sounds like it could be lime forming on your turtle, though it normally forms on shells it is possible to form on the skin and should be able to get scrubbed off. Lime forms on aquatic and semi aquatic turtles usually when the tank is not kept clean enough. If you are not able to wash the white stuff off, it would be best to take him to a vet to make sure it is not something serious.

Jul 16, 2011
Worrisome spot
by: Anonymous

Any time you are worried about something physical going on with your tortoise, it's a good idea to see a vet. Because a tortoise has a slow metabolism, any skin problem can take a long time to heal and can become a big problem over time. I would have this checked out.

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