Turtle legs

Hi their is a white film around the turtles legs is this normal? Thank you tony

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Oct 18, 2011
skin shedding
by: shreyas

For both now and future reference one of (the best really in my experience) best water treatments for turtle infection issues that can be used in the water is melafix (found in the fish section and used per direction in the aquarium water). melafix is a suspension of melaleuca alternafolia designed to mix into water - tea tree oil with a carrier so to speak. Tea tree has both antibacterial and antifungal properties. I have used it successfully for years to treat both bacterial and fungal issues on shell and skin with aquatic turtles - despite the name it is not 'oily' and while it cannot kill off a raging systemic bacterial infection it does a great job on the topical issues both fungal and bacterial. I use it in the 'straight' form for direct application with a q-tip - beware of open wounds - it can sting - available in the pharmacy (works well on people issues too :).

Now to the real deal - here is a link with actual photos showing shedding versus skin fungus. Treatment of dry docking is a huge part of the process but should be done on such a small turtle with care. http://www.austinsturtlepage.com/Care/emergencies.htm

Skin fungus on a little turtle plus one keepers home remedy - http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm178/azxpert/Golden%2520Thread%2520Turtle/GTT53.jpg&imgrefurl=http://azfarturtle.blogspot.com/2009/08/turtle-skin-problem-fungus-bacteria.html&usg=__RVzMez2lnuq68tPd1dpBIc-vp_w=&h=480&w=640&sz=51&hl=en&start=2&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=6cfCdvNZHhzH9M:&tbnh=103&tbnw=137&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dturtle%2Bskin%2Bfungus%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26rlz%3D1T4TSHB_en___US344%26tbs%3Disch:1

Sep 21, 2011
turtle fungal
by: shreyas

go to a naerby chemist stores ask for iodine solution
buy it then take ur turtle out apply it on his skin
not on eye

after that leave him on land for getting it dry completely put him back in water notice that all the fungus will b gone

repeat the process thrice in a week

ur turtle will b good

Aug 07, 2011
by: Turtle Lover

You are right white it is skin shedding my turtle has that too its perfetly normle(mine is a midland painted turtle)

Aug 07, 2011
It's okay
by: Turtle Lover

Oh that is skin shedding i have a midland painted turtle that has that too its there skin shedding no need to worry I took a piece once and looked at it it has a scall-like pattern on it. Perfectly normal :)

Jul 23, 2011
whit film on my turtles neck
by: Anonymous

idk nut i would like 2 kno y my baby painted turtle has a white film around its neck???

Jun 16, 2011
by: Anonymous

Could this be shedding skin?

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