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I have a red ear slider and it has these huge bumps on it\'s cheeks. I have no idea what it is. It\'s driving me crazy and i\'m worried.
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its propaly an ear abscess. mine got one and i had to take itto the vet. what they do is cut it open(the abscess) and pull out the infection whitch is like cottage cheese. then they stuff it with antiboitics. some vets put the turtle into sleep but others(like mine) know how to do it w/out the sleep. it cost me $85.00 but thats just for one side, and i saved 15 b/c they didnt need to sleep it. call your vet and ask prices. i almost forgot. they are caused by poor water quality, so i might suggest more water changes. a better filter. and/or feeding in a seperate container. btw. what size is your tank? how many turtles do you have in it? how long are your turtles shells? (from front to back) what kind of filter do you have? and how often do you do water changes? answering these questiones will help prevent it from happening again.
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youre welcome
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