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How Can I Tell if my Turtle is Sick?
Gulf Coast Turtle & Tortoise Society
The following is a list of the main signs that a turtle is sick. It is not all-inclusive and should not be used as a checklist to determine if a turtle is healthy. If your turtle demonstrates any of the symptoms listed below, check with a qualified reptile veterinarian as soon as possible. Home treatment is not advised and time may be a critical factor in controlling disease before it has time to escalate. These signs of illness are not listed by severity or frequency of occurrence.
If you live in the Houston area and need a vet, please see our Recommended Vets.
If you do not live in the Houston area, you may be able to find a knowledgeable turtle vet at this link (click here). Most of the vets at this link are not known to the GCTTS and are not necessarily recommended by us.
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