turtle shell damaged

by anna whytock

what do you do if your turtles shell is either cracked or bleeding most likely bleeding because it is red?

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Apr 27, 2011
Vet Time
by: Shelly

Whatever is wrong with your turtle, it's time to see a vet.

If the shell is cracked, the vet is the best person to help you decide what is best to do. There may be a wound that needs to be cleaned, and there may be repairs to make.

If the plastron (bottom shell) is red, your turtle probably has a blood infection, and for that, you really need a vet.

Either way, it's better to be safe than sorry.

It would be great if you could post back here to tell us what happened.

Keep it slow and steady.

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