Reptile Rufy
Rufy

I have a question about Rufy, my female reptile red-eared slider

Hello, 4 days ago my assistant dropped her and it broke her shell (the bottom 4 front plates fell off). We treated her and fixed the shell but she is not eating. We don't have a vet for turtles in our city. What should i do? How do i get her to eat or atleast give her some nutrients?

almost 3 years ago
Information about Rufy
  • Species: Reptile
  • Breed: Red-eared Slider
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 6 years
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I have a question about Rufy, my female reptile red-eared slider
1 vet has answered
Veterinarian Elena Laguno
Elena Laguno

If you can not find a vet for Rufy, you should buy an special resin for the plastron. Rufy can only stay in the water for few minutes every day until the plastron is better.
Also,you can buy antibiotic because when the plastron is broken, bacterias start to produce a general infection. Rufy might not be eating for that reason.
You can put iodine on the plastron and Rufy needs to have directly sun light or UV.

Kind regards

almost 3 years ago