Before and after pic of cape terapin shell break

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Before and after pic of cape terapin shell break

Postby chondro3000 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:26 pm

This terrapin was brought to me after a tractor ran over it at work and broke it's shell. I took it to the vet where the wounds were cleaned and the vet wanted to mend the broken shell with a fiber glass bandage but they didnt have in stock so I went out and bought pratley steel putty to make a temporary fix. I had to sit with this smelly terrapin in my hand holding it so the putty can set for 45min but the result is stunning. 3 month later I removed the putty and the break is healed. Sorry but I dont have a pic of the break before it was set.

Before.

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After

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You can still see the break line but its healed nicely.

The putty after it was removed.

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Re: Before and after pic of cape terapin shell break

Postby rolandslf » Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:16 am

Awesomely Well Done Bud.
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Re: Before and after pic of cape terapin shell break

Postby Warren Klein » Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:43 am

Well done, it's amazing how tough these animals are and how well they are able to heal.
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Re: Before and after pic of cape terapin shell break

Postby Bushviper » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:11 am

Good old pratley putty. Nice idea and at least it worked.
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Re: Before and after pic of cape terapin shell break

Postby chondro3000 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:26 pm

Im glad it work it was either pratley putty or amputasion of that part at that stage but it healed nicely and the best part is its a wild animal and its eating thawed sardines out of my hands, its realy become a very cute guy.
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