Just like any other pet reptiles, turtles do fall ill. There are parasites that adhere to the exterior of reptiles, including turtles that can make them sick. Different parasites infest the stomach and other organs. Vets have to examine the turtle to make sure they are healthy and parasite free. Annual parasite checks are done with the standard check-up. To keep your turtle healthy our Vet will advise on a program to keep your pet parasite free.
Make sure to speak to your vet about keeping salmonella germs under control, turtles are carriers of the germ. Keeping the habitat and the turtle clean only goes a small way to controlling the germs. Always clean your hands thoroughly after touching the turtle or habitat.