Maggot Infestation

 

Turtles which are already sick or under a great deal of stress are most commonly affected by maggot infestations. To reduce the risk of this and other parasitic infestations turtles who normally are kept outdoors should be kept inside during times of sickness. Not only should they be kept indoors but they should also be kept in a completely enclosed habitat. Fine screening works well to prevent parasites from reaching your turtle.

If you do find that your turtle has a maggot or other infestation take it to the veterinarian as soon as possible to minimize damage. Parasites survive by feeding off their host which means that can cause a great deal of damage to your turtle in a short period of time.

 
 
 
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