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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. That "only a single drop of blood" came out of a wound can mean 2 things: Either the wound didn't bleed very much Or the rest of the blood pooled ...


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Yes, "eggcrate" means the sturdy cartons eggs are transported and sold in. It also means the general shape of egg cartons and can be used for materials like foam in that shape: A third meaning for "eggcrate" is a regular grid correctly called "eggcrate joint", which doesn't seem to have a proper German translation. The best ...


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Your reasoning for taking care of the turtle is a good one. But you should be aware of some facts about red eared sliders: First: they live their whole live in water. They feel safe there and stay close to their "pond". Only for mating do they change location and could go for miles to find the right partner. So you need a pond or tank Second: they ...


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A soft shell of turtles the most time causes in missing vitamins and other substances. The most needed substances are given with the food but some could only be given as pre-form and the turtle has to produce the useable form itself. For this the turtle need UV light (like sunlight or a special bulb at the basking area). For more information about the UV ...


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Bleach is extremely toxic to all aquatic life and even miniscule amounts of it - way below the concentration threshold needed for a human to smell its presence in water - could be harmful. Being able to actually smell its presence in water means that the danger level of its concentration is completely off charts and you definitely need to decontaminate the ...


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To give a turtle a short term home one needs: mortar tub; stone, branch or flower pot; desk lamp if it is indoors. If the outdoor temperature is above 20 degrees Celsius, the tub could stand outside; if not, it should get a place inside the house. It should be filled with water as high as one shell length of the turtle. The branch/stone will be placed ...


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We've been in a similar situation when we had 2 Axolotls and now the same applies for our African giant snail. While we didn't find any specialist in our city, we found some in a larger nearby city. For my answer, I'll be using turtles and tortoises interchangeably. The answer is not restricted to turtles of course, but applies to any exotic animal. My ideas ...


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The only somewhat decent translations I could find were kunststoff-gitter or grid trennung. It may be helpful to use the term eggcrate grille when searching.


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It's entirely normal for a turtle to float in water. They can adjust their buoyancy too. However, if your turtle is floating, but with its limbs and head hanging down, you should be concerned. As for the gender, one of the easier ways is examining the tail. Is it long or thick, or short and skinny? Males have longer and thicker tails than females. I would ...


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How you could read here RES shell looks like this: "The carapace is oval and flattened (especially in the male) and has a weak keel that is more pronounced in the young." So this is normal in young turtles of RES. But if I should guess, it could also be a Cumberland slider. Because they are easy to confuse with each other, especially in young years....


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If I translate it to German I get all sorts of boxes to hold eggs in storage... and I saw this turtle basking tower ... as do-it-yourself-video on youtube Additionally, notice that pretty much everything looks like coming from another purpose. There are some tubes, probably normally used for ventilation. And there are some things which look quite suitable ...


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I've found that most of the land turtles are herbivorous. Tortoises are herbivorous too. So they won't eat fish. Source: https://petsprout.xyz/turtles/food


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The best option is to release it in an aquatic environment. Another alternative is to donate it to a local zoo, or even a pet shop - if they accept it. If you choose not to, create an environment as similar as possible with a natural one. I am not a specialist in turtles. You might actually need to provide a saltwater environment. Do your homework learning ...


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