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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-13-2004, 07:14 AM Thread Starter
 
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Poor little guy ...

One of my husband's clients gave us this turtle the other day ...



He was being fed a diet of bacon bits and bread crumbs because it "looks like turtle food".

As a result he isn't very healthy ... as you can see, his shell is starting to turn up at the sides.

He also has an upper respiratory infection (he's leaning to the side in the water and is unable to dive).

So, we've made a vet appt. for him and we just hope he'll pull through. He is still alert, which is a good thing. He was swimming around this morning (water temps at something like 92 degrees temporarily to see him through the sickness). He's in shallow water so he doesn't have to expend a lot of energy. He basks a lot though so we are touch and go with him.

If he makes it and clears quarantine period he will be up for adoption to a qualified individual. The owner also has two older YBS he's looking for homes for.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-13-2004, 10:08 AM
 
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That is so sad. I hope he pulls through. Bacon bits and bread crumbs? What were those people thinking?
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-13-2004, 10:27 AM
 
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Poor guy, Thank God they sent him your way!
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-13-2004, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks. He's not looking so hot right now ...

Kind of got that glazed look in his eyes ... It's kind of the turtle-equivalent to running a fever. But, at least I know that I'm doing everything I can for him ...

With the condition he was in it's always been a long shot ... but here's hoping ...
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I am thinking of this little guy!!!

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I hope he makes it through his illness! Poor little guy.


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