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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 turtle that is not eating, It is sick. It needs some

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I have turtle that is not eating, It is sick. It needs some type of antibiotic. No docs in my area as well.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the turtle's name and age?
Customer: Tony and he is 3 yrs old
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Tony?
Customer: His eyes are swollen. We are placing drops in his eyes. The last few days he has been floating. then he'll get back up on the basking log
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Reptile
Expert:  Joan replied 9 months ago.


My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years with special interest in reptiles and Reptile rescue.

How old is Tony?

Can you tell me about me tank set up?

Any substrate in the bottom of the tank?


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

Basking light?



Any bubbles from nose or mouth?

State to locate a Herp Vet?


Customer: replied 9 months ago.
ArkansasBasking light and UV linear
a few rocks at the bottom
Havent noticed bubblesTony is 2 1/2used to eat shrimp. Some turtle food. Doesn't look it much.I have spent a fortune on the set up of this tank. There's heaters, basking logs, thermometers, large filtration, etc.