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by mskickass
Sat Dec 16, 2006 1:00 am
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: very careful stroke.
Replies: 4
Views: 7849

My next step

Thanks for the suggestion! I will try that now.
I have become so attached to this little guy since he has been sick. I never held him until I had to take him to the vet. Now I hold him and talk to him and tell him he will get better, but that he has to open his mouth first!
by mskickass
Sat Dec 16, 2006 12:27 am
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: very careful stroke.
Replies: 4
Views: 7849

Update

Bob is relieved I have chosen not to force feed him. After reading 2 hours of posts (very addictive!), I have decided to give Bob time to adjust to medication and warmer water temps. Water heater is a HUGE help. Just wish I had read these posts sooner and gotten the heater then. I don't have a guard...
by mskickass
Fri Dec 15, 2006 11:18 pm
Forum: Turtle/Tortoise Feeding
Topic: golf is pricey. As you get better
Replies: 1
Views: 1820

How do you force feed a turtle?

My turtle is on an oral antibiotic and hasn't been eating. We recently bought a heater as cold water kills their appetites. I need to give him his meds and some food in the dear soul's belly.
by mskickass
Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:23 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: very careful stroke.
Replies: 4
Views: 7849

Force Feed?

I just took my RES to the vet a couple of days ago after reading posts on issues "Bob" was having (swollen eye, and decay under shell which I hadn't noticed). My vet gave him 2 shots and sent me home with iodine for his shell and some oral antibiotics. My problem is I am having trouble opening his m...
by mskickass
Fri Dec 15, 2006 9:51 pm
Forum: Welcome Center
Topic: And keep salt in shakers new and dry
Replies: 1
Views: 22612

Sick Turtle

:( So glad I found this site! I have gotten so much valuable information. After reading a couple of posts I made an appointment to see a vet who used to work at the Cincinnati Zoo. My Dear Sweet "Bob", actually he is my son's turtle, but I have become so attached to him lately, has swollen eyes and ...