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I have a Red Eared Slider, around 16 years old. For a month
For a month now he's been having problems with tremors in his legs. About a month ago one of his legs stopped working. I went to his vet, a reptile specialist and he was given a treatment with Vit A and Vit B. A couple of days later his other front paw became swollen, so we did an X-Ray and bloodwork to see what was wrong. His X-Ray was fine, no problems with his bones and lungs but his bloodwork showed very elevated liver enzymes and elevated pee acidity (no idea what the word in English is for that). After this he was given a new therapy - injections of liquids twice a day 20ml. This helped a lot and 10 days later he was as good as new until 4 days ago when 3 of hus legs stopped working. We have tried to draw blood yesterday but we were unsuccessful and will try again next week. For the moment he's being treated with fluid injections 20ml a day + Vit B and Vit A (I think with calcium). … read more
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Its a baby res eared slider, he's favoring one arm when
its a baby res eared slider, he's favoring one arm when swimming … read more
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Anna
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I have a red-eared slider turtle that got stuck between some
Hi I have a red-eared slider turtle that got stuck between some cinderblocks in my pond and drowned. I was able to get her out and she spat out some water after a couple of minutes. She seems to be co… read more
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Anna
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We have a red ear slider hatchling and one of his eyes
We have a red ear slider hatchling and one of his eyes aren't opening. He takes his front claw and keeps wiping it. He also isn't eating. … read more
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My brother has a 30 year old RES. He got him from our mom.
My brother has a 30 year old RES. He got him from our mom. She pretty much kept the turtle in a bucket for the majority of his life. The turtle is currently in a large rubbermaid container with a heat… read more
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My red earre. Red eared slider. Mucus in nostrils and around
We have a 55 gallon tank with a great filter. Grits is only 1 1/2 to 2 inches and bagel is 4-5 inches. Do we have to change the water everyday if they have respitory infection??… read more
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I have a red ear slider who doesn't have a y eye infection
I have a red ear slider who doesn't have a y eye infection but is puffy/bloated inside his she'll and it's sticking out … read more
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Anna
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My red eared slider won't eat. Monica, 3 months. She is half
She is half the size as another red eared slider that we got at the same time as her (they were right around the same age). They were the same size when we got them… read more
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My fem res has bitten her front leg & is bleeding...the male
My fem res has bitten her front leg & is bleeding...the male a few times over the 10 yrs we've had them but she has NEVER bit herself before...is there something wrong with her … read more
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Anna
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Help! I got a baby red rated slider and he was so active at
Okay help! I got a baby red rated slider and he was so active at first, always moving. I made him a makeshift tank changed the water weekly and made sure it was warm enough since it's winter. I don't … read more
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My red eared slider has its front right arm swollen. Red
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I have a 12 year old red ear slider, and her body is
I have a 12 year old red ear slider, and her body is inflamed and sagging out of the back of her shell near her back legs … read more
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I have a red eared slider i noticed that it Doesnt want to
Hi. I have a red eared slider i noticed that it Doesnt want to eat . … read more
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I have a 10 year old red eared slider. Was always healthy.
I have a 10 year old red eared slider. Was always healthy. For the past 2 weeks, the eye covering membrane appears whitish/opaque. … read more
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I have a red eared slider that has some spots behind her
i have a red eared slider that has some brown spots behind her knees...when i held her leg straight it looks like there may be a cut..on each side? i cant figure out how this could have happened...but… read more
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my red eared slider is missing both its front legs and i dont know how it happend it was l
my red eared slider is missing both its front legs and i dont know how it happend it was living in my coy pond wit one other red eard slider what do i do?… read more
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red ear slider that I have had for about 10 years...healthy..sized
I have a red ear slider that I have had for about 10 years. I received her from a reserve where she was found on the door step with a bashed in shell. She has been healthy and strong living with us fo… read more
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I have three pond turtles. Tow of them are red eared sliders
I have three pond turtles. Tow of them are red eared sliders about three years old. I am not sure what the other turtle is. Compared to the two RES's ,which I believe are female,it is smaller. It's sh… read more
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