Soft Shell


In the wild turtles do not have a problem with the softness of the shell because they are in the sunlight which provides them with the required amount of vitamin D3. Turtles which are kept indoors as pets are not so lucky. If you provide them with a proper UVB bulb that will allow them to get enough vitamin D3. If possible it is best to take your turtle outside during the warmer months to provide it with direct sunlight. Sunlight which passes through a pane of glass will be stripped of most of its helpful vitamins.

The only real treatment for this condition involves providing your turtle with adequate D3 vitamins and in severe cases providing injectable D3 and calcium supplements.

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