I take fairly good care of him. He has an indoor terrarium and i take him outside to roam around for an hour or so every day after work. I also give him little turtle baths once a week, or Ill take him out and let him play in the rain. I think hes got a pretty good hygiene regiment, so - if this IS an abscess - I dont know why or how he got it. Is it normal?
At any rate, i can see that I need to get him to a vet. Unfortunately I do not have the money for it right now. What i would like to know is if this is a life-or-death situation here. I do have a neighbor who is a veteranary dermatologist, but I dont know his expertise on reptiles. I will ask him as soon as I can get ahold of him, but Id like an opinion from some you experienced turtle-wranglers out there in the meantime.
I will be keeping an eye on him very closely.
*edit: For what its worth, he's been hiding alot lately in his terarrium, and he hasnt been passing stool as his normal rate.
Edited by Duckett, 10 August 2012 - 11:14 AM.