Mouth Rot


Mouth rot occurs in turtles that have a large amount of bacteria built up in their mouth over a period of time. This generally will cause a great deal of irritation on the lining of the turtles' mouth, usually it will look red and sore. A lack of proper nutrition is usually the primary cause of mouth rot in turtles. If they are eating food that is already infested with bacteria it is also possible for that bacteria to infect the turtles mouth as well as other parts of its body.

In order to alleviate this condition it will be necessary for a veterinarian to provide you with some sort of antibiotic or other ointment to apply to the turtles mouth. It will also help if you clean the turtles mouth out on a daily basis while it is healing.

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