terrapin shell health

by susie
(east sussex)

hi I have three fully grown red eared sliders that I rescued recently and one of them had suddenly got a little hole in the underside of his shell. I can see his silvery flesh through the hole but its not bleeding or anything, does anyone know what might cause this ?

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Oct 07, 2010
Shelly problem
by: Anonymous

Any time there is a hole in the shell, you need to see a vet. The wound needs to be cleaned and you need to guard against infection.

Best wishes.

Oct 06, 2010
by: Anonymous

Possibly one biting the other, are they inside or outside, possibly a bite from a predator, may get infected, you will need to get to a vet to be sure he doesn't...

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