Box turtle identification

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Sounds like a pretty good report. I'm sure that you will make changes for the good.

The price we pay for our adopted cares... I have a 20 YO Macaw that needs his beak trimmed. He's gonna hate me for a week or more when I carry him in. It's for their best but, how do we explain that?
 

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Yeah, she's gonna eat veggies and fruits instead of only worms, even if that means I have to bring her inside (after she's healed up she's going outside) so she has no access to anything but what I give her. If that becomes the case, after I get her consistently eating fruits and veggies, I'll take her back out and let her at the worms and bugs again while giving her the veggies and fruits. As long as she keeps eating them, she can stay outside and eat worms as well.
 

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Yeah, just today was over $150. Tomorrow with the trimming will be $115 to $165. Vet said the $165 is if she needs meds
 

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Thank you.
Also turns out she may have mites. I was looking at her plastron last night applying the cream to where her scutes are coming apart and saw a tiny white mite scamper across her plastron. I only saw the one, but where there's one....
 

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These are pictures I took last night

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I think me putting the cream on (and therefore touching and prodding with a q-tip) hurt because when I touched certain spots, she flinched really hard and snapped her shell closed.
 

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So she got her beak and nails trimmed and filed down yesterday. Looks much better, though I think they could have taken more off her nails. But hey, they are so much shorter now! I'll try and take pictures, but my phone keeps saying I'm out of storage space.

Have any of you heard about the scutes separating like this before? Also, do any of you have an idea I can use to make her shell look better?

I've also noticed a smell coming from her. I can't describe it, but I wouldn't call it a good smell.
 

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Okay my phone finally let me take a picture, but this was the only one I could take before it started saying my storage was full, again. Her beak and nails were trimmed last Thursday and look a lot better. She's still very active and I'm still putting that cream on her plastron separation lines. She still doesn't like that.
She has also yet to eat for me, but I'm hoping that changes soon
 

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Still won't eat.
Have you guys ever heard of or seen a box turtle in water and they turn themselves into a fountain by taking in water through their mouth then shoot it out through their nose? Tucker was doing that repeatedly yesterday. She put her head under the water just enough that her mouth was under but her nose was above then proceeded to shoot numerous streams of water out of her nose.
 

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I don't see anything wrong with the plastron on that turtle. The hinge where you're putting the cream has to remain pliable so it can move as the turtle opens and closes. It's not 'coming apart' far as I can tell in the picture.
 

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Yeah the picture doesn't really show it well. The connecting/attaching skin is flaky, peeling, and I can actually see on the sides where it is pulling up. It's like the connecting tissue is coming apart.
 

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