Shell rot

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Joined: Sun Jan 19, 2003 8:54 am

Does anyone know how to treat mild shell rot without medicine?

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I think you would have to take it out of the water and let the shell stay dry...for most of the day at least...
I\'m not an expert on this though.....
The best thing would be to get the medecine though.

Here is some info for you. :)
Good Luck!!

6) Shell sores or holes in shell:

Remove your turtle immediately from the water and keep it dry. To prevent your turtle from dehydrating, soak them for 30 minutes twice a day. Sponge your turtle off with Betadine or Nolvosan several times a day, especially after soaking them. Keep your turtle warm. Drying out the affected area aids in the healing process. Take your turtle to the vet if the problem persists.

You can prevent this condition with a proper diet and clean water.
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