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    Oct 22, 2008, 06:02 PM
    Turtle shell hole
    I have a painted turtle and the shell has a spot on it that looks like a hole but is not discolored or anything and the shell is shedding also but I don't think it is part of it shedding the hole looks too deep it doesn't look like shell rot pictures I have see online but I am not sure. Also the turtle has just started making bubbles sometimes when she is under water. What could this be?
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    Oct 23, 2008, 09:09 AM

    I can't advise about the hole in the shell but as far as the bubbles go, she is releasing air she has obtained on the surface. Nothing unusual about that.
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    Nov 12, 2008, 08:08 AM

    Is the hole making the bubbles or is SHE making the bubbles? If it's the hole, see a vet... If its her, it might just be a way of her telling you she is happy or hungry... I also agree with tickle, it might just be air bubbles.

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