Occasionally your turtle may become
ill. Use our Turtle Diseases section to find out what
may be wrong and what to do about it. Always consult
a veternarian if you fear your turtle may be seriously
ill or if its illness prolongs.
In general water turtles are more susceptible
to diseases that involve fungi and algae because they spend
most of their day submerged in the water. With these turtles
you must take extra care to ensure that their water is clean
at all times.