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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-19-2010, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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Hello i was given a baby slider turtle, i did much research about turtles to make shure he got the proper enviroment, i have 2 filers, 2 heaters a 40 gallon tank and a proper basking area and made shure he can easly access it, i do regular water changes weekley. Reciently he has been acting verry strange doing research i am shure he has a respotory infection he wont eat barley ever swims and wen he does he swims reely weird,he isnt whesing yet but only breaths with his mouth and just sits on his basking area all the time barey moves and before he was reel shy and he just dosent care wen i go up to the glass or open the tank, i dont take him out to look at him bcause i dont want to stress him. He is to young and small to get a injecton and i cant seem to find anibiotics anywere around here, i turned up the heat in the tank to 80-90 and completley cleaned the tank while i keep looking for the anbiotics what can i do to help him as much as possile? please help i love this little guy
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-20-2010, 12:47 AM
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maybe bring him to a vet that specializes in reptiles and turtles

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You need to take him to a reptile/exotics vet. There arent any stores that sell antibiotics for a URI- you have to get a prescription from a vet.
I dont have turtles, so I guess I wouldnt know for sure, but I dont think that warming up the water (unless you are talking about his basking spot?) will help. It can help fish fight off infections, but a URI is alot different.

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Definitely get him to a vet. Also, what type of UVB bulb do you have? I ask because some people don't realize that they need a basking lamp and a UVB light. Some people also don't know there are different kinds.


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