what is the build up in my turtles mouth?

by Charleah

I have never noticed it before, and I don't know if it's something to be worried about or not. I've had her for 10+ years. She just came out of hibernation, and I noticed that there's this weird build-up in the roof of her mouth, just behind the peak of her beak. It looks yellowish, so I don't know if it's a beak problem, or a build-up of something bad, or if it's normal and I'm just that unobservant. Anyway, please help if you can. Thanks.

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Apr 06, 2010
by: Robaloie

You may want to visit the vet. I am unsure of this problem, but I did find this posted on the internet about tortoise hibernation.
Again I am unsure how credible this posting maybe.

"""INSIDE THE MOUTH: Look for any sign of abnormality; necrotic stomatitis or 'mouth-rot' is a highly contagious disease of captive reptiles. It is characterized by the appearance of a yellow 'cheesy' substance in the mouth, or by a deep red-purple tinge, or by the appearance of small blood-spots. Sometimes all three symptoms are present. Expert veterinary treatment is called for as a matter of urgency if the animal is to be saved."""


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