Tag: metabolic bone disease

Meet Sid and Olaf

diamondback terrapin

Sid and Olaf are two of the NMLC’s “collection turtles.” They were rescued from poor homes and bad situations and now live at the Center. Due to the risk of spreading diseases into the wild, these turtles will reside here for the rest of their carefree lives. Sadly, since I have met this dynamic duo, […]

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First Day of Summer – Basking Red Bellied Cooters


Now that the first official day of summer has come and gone our red bellied cooters are enjoying the heat. Four of the cooters currently in our hospital are suffering from metabolic bone disease, which causes malformation of the skeleton and shell as well as metabolic irregularities. I was not familiar with metabolic bone disease […]

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