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Post Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:43 pm   RES unprovoked aggression

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I have 3 RES's one big(2yrs) and 2 small(1yr). The big turtle was injured on its leg (a minor skin injury but I fixed it) and now one of the smaller ones has been biting the almost fully healed leg and reopening the wound. I've seperated them for the night. Please help it's urgent. ANY HELP APPRECIATED
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Post Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:42 am   Re: RES unprovoked aggression

Hi, aggression usually happens when one of them is a male. There really isn't much you can do but find a way to divide their tank, have separate tanks, or rehome one of them. It's just going to get worse as they get bigger and stronger.
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Post Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:01 am   Re: RES unprovoked aggression

All three of them are males but as I said before, he is only picking on the injured leg
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Post Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:05 am   Re: RES unprovoked aggression

Also they haven't fought in the time they've been together
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Post Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:10 pm   Re: RES unprovoked aggression

It’s something that happens as they mature. It’s not unusual for them to target an injury as well.
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Post Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:28 pm   Re: RES unprovoked aggression

I've seperated the injured guy and his leg doesn't seem like it's healing. Any tips?
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:38 am   Re: RES unprovoked aggression

Hard to know without pics, but usually the response is to clean it by appling some diluted betadine, then let dry. Then apply some antibiotic ointment like original neosporin and let the area dry as much as possible.
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