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7/13/06 12:40 AM
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shootfightermike
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ok sorry about the yelling. i have a red eared slider. her shell has a hole in it all the way to her body. wtf do i do? pet store said they would replace but i am already attached. she bleeds and seems to cry:( i was told to clean with iodine and put calcium and food w/calcium in the tank to help her she basks like 24/7 and i think thats cus she is in pain should i take her to the vet>? is she dying? will this deep of a wound/infection heal? she just developed this ailment. she molted and next thing you know she had a hole!
7/13/06 1:37 AM
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7/13/06 5:08 PM
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shootfightermike
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you guys are alot of help just left her at the vet
7/13/06 11:51 PM
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So what is the vet saying? The excessive basking is the turtle trying to boost it's immune system by cranking up it's body temp. No idea what would cause a hole in it's shell aside from possible calcium deficiencies and/or some sort of infection possibly? I'd say you did right by taking it to a vet rather than relying on a bunch of strangers online anyways ;P
7/14/06 2:33 PM
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shootfightermike
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prob was gouged by another turtle then the hole just got bigger
7/16/06 6:45 PM
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it died:(
7/17/06 4:29 AM
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Spankenstyne
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Sorry to hear that. What kinda conditions do you have in the setup?
7/19/06 8:10 PM
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I know nothing about turtles. I would have been making up advice. Sorry about that though.
8/1/06 10:27 AM
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jason hornbuckle
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sorry to hear it. why would a turtle gouge another turtle anyway?

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