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It stopped eating and...

It stopped eating and wont move it it opens its eyes once in a while but thats it

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?

Yellow belly slider

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help the slider. What is the slider's name and age?

Name is ***** ***** i think its about 8 months old its the size of a quarter

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Sunshine?

Its shell is soft but idk if that is because its just a baby also when i tried to put sunshine in the water it floats

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Reptile
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Hello,

My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 35+ years and worked with Reptiles over 40 years.

Can you tell me about tank set up?

Filtration?

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

Basking light?

Diet?

Supplements?

Temps in basking area, and water temp?

Joan

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