I don't want you to have to wait any longer, so I'm going to assume you did see eggs. If we wait too long, Meadow's life may be in danger. Whena female slider behaves this way, she almost always needs to lay eggs. Turtles do not naturally lay eggs in water. When they have no choice, they may lay a few eggs, but retain others while they try to find a suitable place. this is more than likely why Meadow wants so desperately to escape.
You'll need to provide her with a nesting site as soon as possible. For a slider, that would be a 50/50 mix of sand and organic compost, about 12 inches deep. The bigger the area you can give her, the better. You may have to move her to a preformed pond or a child's wading pool to make room for everything she needs. Be sure that you continue to provide UVB light and a basking light no matter where you put her. This site has very detailed instructions for making nesting sites, including photos:
Meadow will probably retain eggs as long as possible while she seeks an appropriate nesting site. This retention can cause infection, organ damage, and even death. Symptoms of a problem may include not laying eggs, laying only a few eggs, laying eggs in water, lethargy, pacing, lack of appetite, prolapse, digging motions, and kicking of the back legs.
Here, you can read more about egg-laying and egg retention. You'll need to scroll down.
If you have more concerns, just let me know. I'm glad to help. I hope you can quickly provide a nesting site, and Meadow will lay her eggs successfully.
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