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Bbasso
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I need some advice quickly, I found some spots on the bottom of my RES neck today and not sure what they are or what to do could you look at the photos and help me?

thanks and my turtle thanks you too!

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mariza
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I\'m really not sure, but wonder if lumps could possibly be caused by a bot fly bite (Are there a lot of insects where you live? Could he have been bitten?) The larve will burrow under the skin and form lumps that eventually look like abcesses. Do the lumps have holes in the center of them (they would be air holes for the larvae to breathe)? If they start to get worse or he starts to get more of them, take him to a herp vet ASAP. If it is caused by bot flies, they can cause a lot of damage.
Bbasso
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I can\'t see how any bug could have bit him, He\'s in doors 100% of the time.

could it be from another turtle\'s nails? or something in the water?
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What do the lumps look like? One of my turtles had a lump under his neck, and I got a q-tip and swabbed it right out..turned out it was old, hardened food.
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Have no idea. Taking him to a herp vet would be the best thing to do.
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