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My Indian flapshell turtle fell from 3rd floor. How to know there's any internal damage by his behaviour?

It's impossible to tell if an animal - especially a reptile like a turtle - has internal injuries from it's behavior, unless it's currently dying. A vet must examine the animal to find internal damage....
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Painted turtle hit by car!

Get her to a vet. You are asking strangers on the Internet for medical advice here, but you should actually ask a veterinarian. They have the knowledge and equipment to diagnose and hopefully help her....
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How can I find out the species of my baby turtles?

I'd be more inclined to think they're probably yellow belly sliders which are the same as far as care and size go, but they don't develop the red marks on the side of their head. I would stick with ...
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What could I use to clean limescale off of tank glass?

To clean aquarium glass you can use: A kitchen scrub made of plastic, the ones made for cleaning pots and pans. A paint scraper, you can get this in your local hardware store, be sure you do not ...
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What could I use to clean limescale off of tank glass?

Get a razor-blade scraper from a hardware store if you don't want to remove everything from the tank. You can lower the water level to catch what you scrape off, or use a in-tank siphon cleaner, but ...
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Are there any species of turtles that won't eat fish?

It will be difficult but not impossible to find a turtle which fits your needs. There are some main factors you need to focus on: temperature and water quality. The temperature will be important for ...
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My turtle is pregnant what do I do?

So, turtles have eggs in their bodies that go through stages and cycles. While the eggs are in the body is when the male fertilizes those eggs BUT a male is not a necessary factor for the eggs to be ...
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Painted turtle hit by car!

Hit by cars, on any animal, need to be seen ASAP. A pet may look fine at first glance but there is a high chance of internal damage that may only be apparent when it's too late. Your veterinarian ...
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My Adult RES climbed off the sink and fell on the floor. I need help. :(

You should visit a Vet with her. Like trond hansen wrote, there could be internal injury you can not see, but which could kill your turtle. After this you have to prevent your turtle falling out of ...
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Can I leave my Red Eer Slider turtles alone for 4 days?

Turtles can be left alone for a few days, although there is some risk, so it is best to have a friend and neighbor check on your turtle in your home each day if possible. You could also move the tank ...
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What could I use to clean limescale off of tank glass?

Limescale is made of insoluble carbonates of calcium and magnesium; in other words, they are salts of carbonic acid. Salts undergo displacement reactions: for instance, weaker acids tend to be ...
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Should I free this turtle?

Should you free this turtle? Meaning one: let the turtle loose into nature No! Pets should not ever be "freed" like this, for multiple reasons. For example, pets aren't able to find their ...
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Do aquarium turtles require basking every day?

Ok, I will leave the filter- and space-questions to others (I am not too good at those when it comes to turtles), but pointers about the light and the sitting on the flowers: About the light: Turtles ...
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Traveling across country with red eared slider

Don't worry much about it, a few days without basking or swimming won't really affect his health. It will be uncomfortable, that's true, but it will be the same for the whole family. Cardboard is not ...
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Is it okay if I put my turtle a UVC light instead of UVB?

First a little about the difference of UVC versus UVB light. UVB is what makes us tanned and causes sunburn if overexposed, but we need the UVB to synthesize vitamin D3 in our skin (source: Wikipedia)....
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Indian flapshell turtle not eating

I have consulted the vet they told it was result of heavy cold in this region.
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Guppies and turtles together?

You can try guppies but chances are your turtles will eat them, however if you add enough plants for them to hide in they may survive. Another easy way is to just scoop out the larvae with a small ...
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Are cats fine around turtles?

Each cat varies but rule of thumb is to never let predatory species interact with prey species unsupervised (if at all). Turtles will at least have some defense but they should be kept separate. ...
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My turtle is acting weirdly. I am worried he could be dying

Turtles get stir crazy and want to go around exploring and looking for other turtles. There is no solution, other than getting bigger tanks and adding more turtles.
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What turtle aquarium substrate suits for "filtration" bacteria?

Just about any type of aquarium safe gravel or sand will work for a substrate. I find the best to be smaller grain so that uneaten food and waste doesn't accumulate between the grains. I would avoid ...
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My turtle's shell flakes off

A turtles shell From Mader Reptile Surgery and Medicine A turtles shell is covered by a superficial layer of keratin shields called scutes. Both scutes and underlying bone are capable of ...
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Is it advisable to "tame" a turtle?

It all depends on what you want to get from your pet turtle. If you get happiness just from providing it with a happy habitat and seeing it go about it's day amicably, then your turtle should become ...
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My turtle cracked his plastron

Is there blood? Do you see any notable difference in the way he walks? or the way he is acting? The picture is blurry but the break doesn't look as bad as it could have been. In simplified terms, a ...
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Are Terrapins sold in the UK?

I have found out that there are many species which you can purchase legally in the UK, it was just the pet stores around where I live do not have them.
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What are these turtles doing?

They are basking in the light at the top of the tank. Basking is a normal and important turtle behavior that is involved in temperature regulation, Vitamin D production, and just drying off for ...
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How do I make my turtle happy?

My suggestion is that you could create a basking tank with an UVB lightbulb. Also, you could add a few feeding guppies in the water you could add a few feeding guppies to keep him active and happily ...
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My female Red Eared Slider, as far as I'm guessing, is gravid

Female turtles lay unfertilized eggs without ever having seen a male turtle. It is like chicken that lay eggs without "a chick in it". If they do not have chance to lay these "empty&...
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Colour for turtle pond

Most liners for ponds are black or grey; this is mostly for UV protection to make the liner last longer in the sunlight. Pre-formed ponds are often black for the same reason, but they can be painted ...
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How to transport turtle and fish via airline?

The first thing you need is to find what rules and regulations the country you're moving to has for this, and you'll need to be prepared to pay first for the transport and then for the quarantine for ...
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What is this crack on my turtle’s head?

It looks like a healing wound however the whitish film nearby could be an indication of a fungal infection. Keep an eye on the area and make sure it’s free of any debris and make sure the humidity and ...
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