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I have a new turtle about 3 weeks now, Diamondback Terrapin,

I have a new turtle about 3 weeks now, Diamondback Terrapin, he was very active when I first got him, then he got slimy looking feet so I called the guy I got him from and he said he was either shedding or had a fungus so I gotAJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about The?Customer: PI turle fix and have been putting it in the tank for 2 days now, he eats but has been hanging out behind the filter or on his basking areaJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.

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My red eared slider has a serious case of constipation. Went

My red eared slider has a serious case of constipation. Went to a vet who gave him some laxatives. But still, it is not helping. The stool must have hardened so much she is unable to push it out. Ex-ray shows that there is so much in there that it is compressing her lungs. What else can be done to help my RES.

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I have a 6 yr old Terrapin, he's not doing well. today is the

I have a 6 yr old Terrapin, he's not doing well. today is the worst, looks like he's dying. I've always cleaned his tank one a month and he's been sick once before a few yrs ago and i put in turtle fix and he recovered. the only changes I've made is i cleaned his tank last weekend, and picked up some crickets. normally he get pellets and has been about 6 months since i picked up crickets for him. but he has declined in the last week. i took him to the vet on Friday and he seemed better that day. vet checked for parasites, other ailments and found none. he has excessive shedding and today is making a breathing noise. i have been giving him direct sunlight and salt bath per the vet this weekend, but today it seems like he may be dying. should i keep him out of the water and just let him bask for a few days?

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Hi. Our Terrapin has stopped eating and has become immobile.

Hi. Our Terrapin has stopped eating and has become immobile. We have separated it from the other 2 and warm his water. Once the temperature drops back to normal he basks out of the water all day. When he does move / swim, it is a struggle and he looks as if he is listing which is a symptom I have read about.

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Hi, I have two baby dwarf turtles. I have a basking area and

Hi, I have two baby dwarf turtles. I have a basking area and water area. I have a uvb,a lamp. Feed them every three days and replace a big container of the water every week. There are loads of little white worms in there they won't go? I don't over feed the turtles they eat it all. Also I did have a larger yellow belly turtle in the tank with the baby one and it attacked him and about 2 cm around the edge of the turtle has come off. Will this heal itself?

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my two terrapin turtles seem to have been injured by some animal.

my two terrapin turtles seem to have been injured by some animal. They both were out of the tank and the little one was left almost for dead. Bob, our bigger turtle is missing his front left hand, and the little one is missing both front hands and partial left back leg. Both are alive, Bob is swimming, but I don't know what to do for the little one. Will there limbs grow back? I have heard about some reptiles whose limbs grow back. Am I being naive or what can I expect for their recovery. My heart aches for them.

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Small turtle (Northern Diamondback Terrapin) is favoring front

Small turtle (Northern Diamondback Terrapin) is favoring front left limb and only wants to bask. Water temp is between 78-82 basking area is around 90 55 gallon tank with turtle topper. Has a 60 watt bulb for heat and the uva/uvb is a long zilla bulb 120 v i believe. He eats in a separate container. When he walks in the water he doesn't use his left front limb and kind of hobbles towards the food he eats though he doesn't eat much. He has produced feces in feeding container but also some white stuff almost looks like sausage casing. I am concerned and any help is appreciated.

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I have 3 terrapins 1 male 2 female approx 7 yrs old 1 female

I have 3 terrapins 1 male 2 female approx 7 yrs old 1 female gets attacked repeatedly in season he doesn't touch the other 1 she has lots of bite marks on her neck I have been told are perfectly natural they just scab over but this week it has swollen up so she looks like she has a collar on?? I have a good picture but don't know how to get it on here

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I have a male red eared slider named Ikku. Ikku just recently

I have a male red eared slider named Ikku. Ikku just recently got red, swollen and puffy eyes. Besides that, Ikku seems to have lost his appetite to eat. I'm not sure how long he had stopped eating. He lost weight coz he feels lighter than usual. It doesn't swim lopsided, doesn't have any excessive mucus running out of his nose or any other symptoms that may be related to respiratory problems and infections. I got eye drops for the eyes, bt I'm still worried. Ikku wouldn't eat no matter what. I can't find any veterinarian that treats terrapins in my area. I'm really really worried about Ikku and hope someone could please help me... Ikku is still swimming around sometimes but he tends to sleep a lot too. He sometimes sleep at the bottom of the tank and sometimes on the basking area. Is it possible Ikku is having some other problems? If yes, what can I do to help Ikku recover WITHOUT going to vet since there is none that treats terrapins in my area?

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