|Peachy and Keen arrived together and seem to enjoy each other's company.|
Peachy is very feisty and has recovered quickly. Upon arrival, she weighed 110 grams and now weighs 138 grams! The weight range for an adult mud turtle is 88-263 grams and her current weight is appropriate for her size. Our veterinarian removed a small, round abscess from her left front leg last week and Peachy is healing well from her minor surgical procedure.
|Peachy loves to eat the healthy fish and veggies we provide her with, and often snaps her beak in anticipation when she sees her breakfast approaching!|
|This picture gives a good view of the circular abcess that developed on Peachy's left front leg.|
|The white calcium-based paste on Keen's shell has helped to hold the fractured segments together, and will wear off over time.|
Keen still has a long road of recovery ahead of him, but his will to live is strong and he has made progress. Come by and see Peachy and Keen on your next visit to the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Hospital!Joni Vaughn
Sea Turtle Rescue Program Intern