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Name: George V.
Status: educator
Age: 50s
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Date: 2/23/2003


Question:
I have some captive-born baby wood turtles hatched in Sept. Many of them have gotten sick and died. First the lower jaw gets yellowish, then overlaps the upper jaw and seems to disintegrate, The turtle cannot eat and starves to death. I have tried vitamin supplements sprayed onto beef heart as well as a regular diet of Reptomin and occasional(weekly) feedings of worms, isopods,millipedes, and whatever other creepy-crawlies I find under leaf bags in my organic garden. I have examined the jaw under a stereo microscope and it is very deformed(the lower jaw) but no fungus or any other obvious cause. What might be the problem? Or could you please direct me to a site which might be able to advise me?


Replies:
These sites may help.

http://www.turtlecare.net/

http://www.tortoise.org/general/watcare.html

J. Elliott


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