Box Turtle Help - Clogged butt?


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Oct 5, 2021
I have a 21 year old box turtle, she's my last one. The terrarium consists of daily fresh water and coconut fiber husk as flooring. I feed her on a large 14"x14" stone. Usually fruits. Crickets here and there. She's healthy.

She's been very lethargic lately and not eating. I'd say a few days. I notices her butt area swollen and what looks like the fiber husk clogging it. I feel awful. I've soaked her a couple of times in warm water and GENTLY removed some of the husk. I don't want to hurt her and don't want her to die.

Vet? but where? and what kind? anything I can do at home to save this old lady?