Goop on Turtle!

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I went to the adoption place and was about to buy another map turtle but then I saw that they all had this weird white goopy stuff on their skin, I didnt know if it was some sort of rot or what so I didnt get any...they were all very little, they were a tad bigger than a hatchling, but not by much. Any help would be greatly appreciated, I want another turtle very badly...thanks.
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Sorry, I haven\'t been able to find anything on that white goop, but I think that you were right in not getting it, if the turtles are sick, they would probably be able to afford better care for them than you might be able to give them, I would\'ve done the same, try again later, when you see that the turtles are healthy looking.:D
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goop? what is it like??
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just the sound of it is nasty! are they hatchlings?
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nothing related to turtles is nasty Image
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I don\'t think he was talking about the turtles, just the goop:D
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I was talking about the goop, not the turtles! Image
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ya they are hatchlings.....is it something from the egg maybe??
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oh, the goop is like white-ish clear-ish....kinda like a filmy sorta?? hits hard to describe other than just goop....I thought it might be just them molting, but my other turt doesnt get that when he molts...just wispy skin stuff.
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I\'m not sure what it is.
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not shedding nor shell rot??
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Did the people who had the turtles say anything about their condition?, did they believe it was normal, What exactly did they know about the turtles?
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They didnt say anything to me....they kinda just ignored me...I tried to ask some questions, but they just helped other people and wouldnt answer my questions....not like them...I got my other map, Harley, from them...strange...
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They might be trying to hide the fact that they don\'t know what they are doing or dealing with, I myself would just say \"I don\'t know\" at least I would be honest about it.:D
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Ya, it really dissapoints me cuz I really want another turtle...I love reptiles..I want a ball python so bad...hehe...doubt that would be ok with the parental units though...dang...I finally talk them into actually letting me have another turtle and they have GoOp on them! GRRR!
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Any other place close by where you can get one?
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or u can order one from the net..a trusted source of course
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what is a good source to buy a turtle though?? Becuase Im so reluctant to buy one online because I cant see them before I buy them or anything....
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i didn\'t try any personally but am sure someone here knows
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Thanks for all your help!I greatly appreciate it...I love turtles, and love animals, I cant wait to get another turtle, I just love them...
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You are welcome, glad we could help:D
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