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  1. Kirsten cooper

    Kirsten cooper Hatchling Turtle

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    Hi everyone,

    I hope I've done this correctly.
    I'm looking a taking this turtle as the guy who's advertising says he's had it three months and couldn't be bothered looking after her anymore.

    But I noticed this Shell damage.
    I thought maybe attacked by a larger turtle but he says its by itself in the tank.
    Or, dropped.
    I did ask flat out but he says nothing's happened.
    Anyone know what it would be or thoughts?

    Thank you.
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    #1 Kirsten cooper, Feb 12, 2018
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  2. Craig

    Craig Founding Member/Administrator/Public Officer
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    Hi Kirsten,

    The turtle hasn't been dropped or bitten by another turtle. It just hasn't had the proper diet and enough UVB from frequently being 'dry-docked' outdoors under natural sunlight. Once those old dead scutes have been shed properly the turtle will look brand new.
     
  3. Kirsten cooper

    Kirsten cooper Hatchling Turtle

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    OK thanks Craig. From the photo it just looked weird to me. I haven't been able to see her face to face yet.

    Thanks for your thoughts.
     
  4. Craig

    Craig Founding Member/Administrator/Public Officer
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    You're welcome Kirsten.
     
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  5. Aussiepride83

    Aussiepride83 Senior Turtle

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    :aftwelcome: Kirsten.
     
  6. Kirsten cooper

    Kirsten cooper Hatchling Turtle

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    I didn't end up getting her as the guy said he just gave her away to someone.

    Hopefully she went to a good home.
     
  7. Kirsten cooper

    Kirsten cooper Hatchling Turtle

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    Thank you.