Some of the Deformed Rescues That Have Come My Way

Yvonne G

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I don't know the story behind some of them. There were three like this turned in by the same keeper:

2013 Rescue #8, 9 & 10 b.jpg 2013 Rescue #8, 9 & 10 f.jpg
2015 Rescue #49 & 50 c.jpg

This one was bruned by the light or CHE being too close to the shell:

2017 Rescue #19 b.jpg

This one was dog chewed:

2018 Rescue #5 a.jpg

This one is Bondo, James Bondo. He was hit by a car, taken to a vet who used bondo to close up the shell:

Bondo, James Bondo 5-17.jpg

This baby box turtle was hatched without a lower jaw (I don't think this one was mine - probably a picture off the Forum:

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Pyramided leopard:

Bumpy and Leonard 10-8-19 a.jpg

Deformed box turtles turned in by the same keeper:

deformed box turtles 3-20-12 b.jpg deformed box turtles 3-20-12.jpg

I don't remember this one being one of mine - probably a picture off the Forum:

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This Russian was dog chewed. I don't know how these two pictures ended up side-by-side, but I can't figure out how to separate them. The sulcata is a picture off the web showing damage done by another sulcata:


injured sulcata a.jpg keratin regrowth 1.jpg

This is Larry. His gular was chewed off by a dog, and when it healed new skin grew over the chewed off shell, and the skin that grew was leg skin with leg spurs. This was VERY interesting to me:


larrys gular 'legs'-2.jpg

Lil' Kim came to me from SoCal. I've kept him and he doesn't look near this bad anymore (three years later):

Lil Kim 1-11-20 b.jpg

This is Mildred. A lab chewed off her leg and Maggie put a furniture slide on her plastron to help her motate.

mildred a.JPG mildred.JPG

This poor water turtle came to me from a lady whose son had lost interest in the turtle. She had no idea there was anything wrong with the way it looked:

Rescue #28 09-08-13 a.jpg Rescue #28 09-08-13 b.jpg Rescue #28 09-08-13 c.jpg
 
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😞 so many so bad. How do people see such deformities and not think something is wrong.
I understand pyramiding looking normal, that's about all you see when searching for pictures. But come on with the turtles and those bad sullies, how is that ever normal to anyone with 1/4 of a brain!
Very sad.
 

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I don't know the story behind some of them. There were three like this turned in by the same keeper:

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This one was bruned by the light or CHE being too close to the shell:

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This one was dog chewed:

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This one is Bondo, James Bondo. He was hit by a car, taken to a vet who used bondo to close up the shell:

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This baby box turtle was hatched without a lower jaw (I don't think this one was mine - probably a picture off the Forum:

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Pyramided leopard:

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Deformed box turtles turned in by the same keeper:

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I don't remember this one being one of mine - probably a picture off the Forum:

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This Russian was dog chewed. I don't know how these two pictures ended up side-by-side, but I can't figure out how to separate them. The sulcata is a picture off the web showing damage done by another sulcata:


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This is Larry. His gular was chewed off by a dog, and when it healed new skin grew over the chewed off shell, and the skin that grew was leg skin with. This was VERY interesting to me:


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Lil' Kim came to me from SoCal. I've kept him and he doesn't look near this bad anymore (three years later):

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This is Mildred. A lab chewed off her leg and Maggie put a furniture slide on her plastron to help her motate.

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This poor water turtle came to me from a lady whose son had lost interest in the turtle. She had no idea there was anything wrong with the way it looked:

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Having been around you all my life and spent a lot of time at your place seeing the abused animals in person...I am STILL shocked at people...here's knobby...had him for about 3 years and his new growth is nice... 046.JPG
 

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Some have clearly suffered. Bless you for doing what you can for them. The skin over shell growth is intriguing...like a natural graft almost.
 

Yvonne G

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Some have clearly suffered. Bless you for doing what you can for them. The skin over shell growth is intriguing...like a natural graft almost.
Yes, I thought so too. I wonder what triggered the new growth to grow leg scales. Nature is truly amazing!!
 
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