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Re: Deformed Shell


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Posted by Dexter6185 on January 24, 2003 at 13:50:35:

In Reply to: Re: Deformed Shell posted by stunt on January 23, 2003 at 22:08:26:

:Has the hump started since its been in your care, or has it been like that since you caught it (Which you should never do)? Make sure you have a UVB light and you are feeding him a correct diet and it shouldn't get any worse.


His shell was like this when I caught him, and mind you, I wouldn't have taken him knowing I cound not care for him. I am well aware of the sinerio of taking animals from the wild. Like I said, I captured him while fishing, and I'm sure it was only a matter of time until he had the hook of a less-caring person through his head. I respect and live by your opinion, and carefully thought it through before taking him. Don't just assume I haven't any knowledge or experience with turtles or herps in general, nor that I am ignorant to ecology.

With this said, I have ensured proper care for him, including diet, light, and heating. My concern is if this hump is anything that can effect the turtle's health, i.e. a tumor or infection.


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