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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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One of my red eared sliders, who I've had for 20 years, has

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One of my red eared sliders, who I've had for 20 years, has a front leg that is suddenly bent and won't straighten out?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: Yes, I've looked, doesn't seem to have a wound, but is not using the leg.
JA: The veterinarian will know what to do. What is the slider's name?
Customer: Daisy
JA: Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about Daisy?
Customer: No, healthy. Goes in the pond outdoors in the summers, stays in tank during the winters.
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.

Can you tell me when inside if she has a UVB light and how old the bulb is?

Does she get a calcium supplment?

State to locate a Herp Vet.


Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Order # 16808219-717, please refund my credit card, all you did was charge me for nothing,
Expert:  Joan replied 9 months ago.

I responded needing some information, but you never replied. I would be happy to assist you if you would answer these questions.

Do you have a UVB light when she is inside?

Does she get a calcium supplement?

Could she have been attacked when she was in the pond by an animal?