New England Wildlife Center
Preserving New England's Wild Legacy
Turtle Puzzle
By: Katrina Bergman

This turtle spends hours of every day looking at his right front leg.  Why?

5 Comments to “Turtle Puzzle”

  1. adrienne says:

    have a small box turtle w ear abcess,lanced and treating with ciprofloxacin[vet treated]. 1 wk–still infected,wont eat but drinks water. what antibiotics do you recommend?

  2. E.J. Fetter says:

    Because he doesn’t have a left one.

    • Katrina Bergman says:

      Awesome. But no. He is starring at it because he has an infection along his backbone. You can see it on the photo at the upper part of the x-ray. This mass sends a sensation down the nerve. It causes the turtle’s foot to “feel odd” or tingle. This guy was on antibiotics and much improved. Thanks of answering! :)

      • adrienne says:

        what antibiotics did u use? i was told baytril, the vet book said it would b
        not penetrate.

        • Katrina Bergman says:

          Hi Adrienne, You can call our front desk to make an appointment at 781 682 4878 and the veterinarian will exam your animal and make appropriate medical recommendations. Have a great day.

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