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Cooter turtle acting strange frantically swimming unlevel

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cooter turtle acting strange frantically swimming unlevel coming up for air often still eating but has stopped basking
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cooter's name and age?
Customer: cameron...just past hatchling..maybe 2 months old
JA: What is the cooter's name?
Customer: cameron
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Cameron?
Customer: i think it a female/ was not doing well when i first got it...but started eating and acting normal again till today
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Joan replied 2 months ago.


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