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Thread: A turtle with vitamin a deficiency

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    We went to my brother's house yesterday and their painted turtle has Vitamin A deficiency. They have a map turtle too that's OK. The turtles get good turtle pellets, with some mealworms. But the painted turtle only eats the worms.

    A vet gave my sister-in-law Vitamin A drops to put on the turtle's eyes, but I can't believe that's enough. I thought they should quit providing worms since the turtle isn't eating the balanced food. I did a google search when I came home and it had other suggestions, including making leafy gelatin cubes for the turtles. Does anyone have any other suggestions? Thanks.
    Bruce in CT

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    I see this is an old post, so I'll just say this. I run a turtle rescue here in Ohio and I'm also a licensed rehabilitator class II. If anyone has any turtle problems feel free to ask away.

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