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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-19-2005, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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Should i be worried?

Should i be worried if 1 of my turtles seem to always be out of the water?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-19-2005, 05:41 PM
 
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Sorry I dont know much about them.. I hope you find out though!
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-19-2005, 05:58 PM
 
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Red Eared Slider? If this is a new change in behavior it might indicate the beginnings of a URI. Turtles often try to raise their body temperatures and bask for extended and unusual amounts of time if they have upper respiratory infections.

Do you have a water heater? If the ambient temps have changed recently then the water will be colder -- it may also cause the turtle to bask more.

Have you noticed any other changes? Amount the turtle eats, etc?

I suggest you seek a herp vet and see what he/she thinks.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-19-2005, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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map turtle.
he has already been vets this year for soft shell i am so worried about him.
He had an injection.
I do not have a water heater.
It is not always under the heat he gets out it is in the cold area too.
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