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Joan, Veterinary Technician
Category: Reptile
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Experience:  35+ years experience as veterinary tech and 40+ years experience doing reptile rescues.
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My red eared slider, approx. 20 years old, was ok yesterday

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My red eared slider, approx. 20 years old, was ok yesterday but this morning was very lethargic, and limp.
It was newly acquired about a month ago from a friend. Put ion with my other 25 year old turtle. Attacked by raccons 2 weeks ago, saved them and put in swimming pool for a few days, then back in pond. Take out every night and lock up in shed in container of water. Huge stress I think. Just making a raccon safe shelter for them today. Put both turtle under a heat lamp in change room for now but worried.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Reptile
Expert:  Joan replied 1 year ago.


My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years with interest in Reptiles and Reptile Rescue. I need to ask a few questions to better assist you. Please do not rate my service until I give you an answer.

Can you tell e when inside do they have a UVB Bulb?

What is the diet being fed?

Is the turtle moving at all?

If you pinch the back foot, does it retract it?