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Anna, Reptile Expert, Biologist
Category: Reptile
Satisfied Customers: 3703
Experience:  Have owned turtles, snakes, amphibians, and lizards. Study and provide habitat for wild herps.
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My name is ***** *****, got an appointment with herp vet for

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my name is ***** *****, got an appointment with herp vet for my turtle flip (red eared slider...think he has vit A defic. he's very lethargic...he's barely moving, anything I can do til my appointment?
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: He's seven his diet has been poor due to refusal to eat after I fed him brine shrimp, he usually does a hibernation simulation in the winter months, but he isn't as peppy as he should be, very worried
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Reptile
Expert:  Joan replied 1 year ago.
Hello,My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years with special interest in reptiles.Can you tell me if the turtle has swollen eyes?Diet?Supplements?UVB light age of bulb, linear tube or compact coil, strength and brand?Joan
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes he has swollen eyes, very lethargic very limp...uva lamp basking lamp they sell at pet store
Expert:  Joan replied 1 year ago.
Do you have a UVB light? Is it a linear tube or a compact coil, age of bulb and brand. Many people are sold the wrong bulb. UVA bulbs do not fie off UVB.Joan