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Anna, Reptile Expert, Biologist
Category: Reptile
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Experience:  Have owned turtles, snakes, amphibians, and lizards. Study and provide habitat for wild herps.
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I have a red ear slider and just recently its doesn't want

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I have a red ear slider and just recently its doesn't want to bask. And its been swimming frantically. And it also has been moving the rocks around in the tank
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the slid's name and age?
Customer: It's name is ***** ***** I'm not sure of its age. A friend gave me the turtle
JA: How old is Name?
Customer: I am not sure.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Name?
Customer: No
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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 special interest in Reptiles and Reptile rescue.

Can you tell me about the set up?

Age of the turtle?

Male or female? Are you positive?

UVB light, age of bulb, brand, strength, linear tube or compact coil?



Is the turtle acting as if it is digging and using back legs to move rocks?