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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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My turtle acts like it can't breathe and isn't moving much

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My turtle acts like it can't breathe and isn't moving much what is wrong
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 what type of turtle?

Please tell me about the set up?

Habitat set up?

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

Basking light?



bubbles from nose or mouth?


If aquatic turtle filtration?

State to locate a herp Vet?


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yellow belly I think uvblub small aquarium reptomin floating sticks is diet but she hasn't ate in about a week
Expert:  Joan replied 1 year ago.

I need to know more about the lights. you should have two bulbs. One a UVB which is a coil or a linear tube, how old is the bulb and strength?

Do you have a separate basking bulb?

Supplements?bubbles from nose or mouth?Gaping?State to locate a herp Vet?Joan