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In a small pond we have a 12 years old yellowbelly Turtle about

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in a small pond we have a 12 years old yellowbelly Turtle about 12" long. It is our pet, very intelligent and affectionate. He has always been a voracious eater but lately he has stopped eating and acts sick without enough energy to sun on his rock. Help!.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Reptile
Expert:  Joan replied 6 months ago.
Hello,My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years with special interest in reptiles and reptile rescue?Have you taken the turtle out and examined her?Any weight loss or swelling of the body?Could there be any chemical runoff into the pond?Is the shell hard?Joan