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Post Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 10:39 am   turtle bites

When we were in the process of a long distance move OH to NY. I was putting the turtle from the bin to the bathtub at the hotel. She got pissed and bite me on the hand. It swelled up for a day or so then got much better. I never went to the doctor. Do I have to worry about samanela (SP) or any thing else from a bite? This is the only time she has ever been aggresive she gets handled a lot out of the tank. Thanks for your help.
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Post Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 11:40 am   

I don't think so. did she break the skin?
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Post Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 12:34 pm   

If it didn't break the skin, I wouldn't worry, but if it did, I would have your hand looked at, just in case. :D
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Post Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 3:28 pm   

man i've gotten bite twice the first time i got him and when i was messin with his food. he bite me good the second time cuz he thought it a was fish. i wouldnt worry about it. i didnit :D just wash where she bite you.
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Post Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 3:38 pm   

I am sure that most of us have been bitten, I was bitten, but I wanted them to do it so I would know how hard they bite, not too bad, I guess the younger you are, the more you feel it. :D
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Post Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 3:55 pm   

If you bitten, but it you don't think it broke the skin, take an antibotic if you have one, I've been told it can reduce an infection by 99%.
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Post Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 9:02 pm   

It did break the skin and bled for about a half hour, she got me good.
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 9:34 am   

I would have a doctor look at it, just to make sure it didn't get infected.
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 12:58 pm   

If you get salmonella, you'll know it. I think checking with a vet would be a good thing, just in case.
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 3:07 pm   

When did this happen?
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Post Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 6:23 am   

Thank for all your help. I think i will go see the doc, it happened about a week ago.
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Post Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 2:58 pm   

Yes, then visiting a doctor would be the right thing to do.

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