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I have a red eared slider for about 4 years. and, it seems…

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I have a red eared slider for about 4 years. and, it seems to be bleeding from bowels or something,,,we found him or her. now it got bigger. I do not know where to give him up to. red eared slider here in new jersey

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. The Expert will know what to do about this bleeding. I'll connect you ASAP. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the slider?

Yes.....he does not want to stay in shallow tank

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Reptile
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
the turtle also does not like deep water, I don't know if its poo or blood but it sure looks like it then turns rusty
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Reptile Expert: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 8 months ago
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Reptile Expert: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 8 months ago

Are you able to provide a picture of what you're seeing?

Are you wanting to surrounder him or provide veterinary care?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I am on disability and have no help in my area
Reptile Expert: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 8 months ago

I can help you find a place to surrender, if that is what you're looking for. I'll need your city in NJ.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
montville
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Montville, n.j.
Reptile Expert: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 8 months ago

You may need to look broader in your state than just Montville, but here are some rescue to reach out to. Also consider any humane society in your area as they will also likely take your companion, as well.

1) http://www.anapsid.org/societies/newjersey.html
2) https://forgottenfriend.org
3) http://www.adoptapet-directory.com/REPTILES/US/NJ/NAME/1
4) http://mobile.kingsnake.com/rescues/state/NJ/
5) http://reptile.rescueshelter.com/newjersey
6) https://www.facebook.com/Critter-Crusaders-Reptile-Rescue-599966156746990/
7) http://snakes-n-scales.com/reptile-rescue-nj/

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Reptile Expert: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 8 months ago

Checking in, JACustomer. Were you able to find a location to surrender your slider?

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Reptile Expert: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 7 months ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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