Name: George V.
I have some captive-born baby wood turtles hatched in
Sept. Many of them have gotten sick and died. First the lower jaw gets
yellowish, then overlaps the upper jaw and seems to disintegrate, The
turtle cannot eat and starves to death. I have tried vitamin supplements
sprayed onto beef heart as well as a regular diet of Reptomin and
occasional(weekly) feedings of worms, isopods,millipedes, and whatever
other creepy-crawlies I find under leaf bags in my organic garden. I
have examined the jaw under a stereo microscope and it is very deformed(the
lower jaw) but no fungus or any other obvious cause. What might be the
problem? Or could you please direct me to a site which might be able to
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