2 days ago I had a phone call from someone who is not a member of this site. The turtle owner said a pet shop had mentioned to contact us as we may be able to help him diagnose the problem he was having with his turtle. Both the pet shop and he agreed that the turtle could be egg-bound. After seeing the 4 photos I disagreed and said to take the turtle to the Vet ASAP as the turtle had a serious problem, and that I thought the turtle was a he and not a she. The turtle was confirmed as a male by the veterinarian. I also mentioned that it could have been a number of things wrong with his turtle including cloacal abscess, cloacal infection, the result of trauma from the other turtle etc, etc. The turtle went to the vet and was operated on straight away. There was a blockage of aquarium pebbles/rocks in the turtles intestinal passage, which highlights why you should never use aquarium pebbles with turtle aquariums, and use AFT Turtle Grit as a substrate instead. Please refer members to this thread when discussing the impacts of using gravel, instead of AFT Turtle Grit as a substrate.