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MY TURTLE IS DYING!

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:31 pm
by stunt pogoer
I FOUND HIM AT THE BOTTOM OF THE TANK A MINUTE AGO HE IS STILL ALIVE IF I TOUCH A SENSITIVE PART OF HIM HE WILL OPEN HIS MOUTH OR MOVE A VERY LITTLE BIT! HELLLLLLLLLPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!

Re: MY TURTLE IS DYING!

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:33 pm
by deesygirl
Which turtle is it?

Remove him from the tank first off. Get him in a dry tank until we can figure out what is going on.

Re: MY TURTLE IS DYING!

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:33 pm
by booboo
uh oh thats not good take him out

Re: MY TURTLE IS DYING!

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:36 pm
by deesygirl
When is the last time you did a water change?

Re: MY TURTLE IS DYING!

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:37 pm
by booboo
how do you know its lethargy

Re: Re: MY TURTLE IS DYING!

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:38 pm
by stunt pogoer
deesygirl wrote:
Could he have gotten stuck on any of your filters? Any other symptoms other than lethargy?
no, i just found him at the bottom... hes still alive what should i do!

Re: MY TURTLE IS DYING!

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:38 pm
by stunt pogoer
its the snapper

Re: MY TURTLE IS DYING!

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:39 pm
by booboo
give him some food see if he will eat it

Re: MY TURTLE IS DYING!

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:40 pm
by deesygirl
Booboo,Lethargy means not moving much


Stunt I edited my last post with some more ?\'s

Which turtle is it? If it is your softie it could be SCUD, that I wrote about earlier

Re: MY TURTLE IS DYING!

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:40 pm
by deesygirl
Ok the snapper. Get him in a dry tank ASAP

Re: MY TURTLE IS DYING!

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:41 pm
by booboo
will it eat any food

Re: MY TURTLE IS DYING!

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:41 pm
by deesygirl
place your basking light over him. Try to warm the area to about 90.

I\'ll see if I can get ahold of Willie. He is an expert on snappers

Re: Re: MY TURTLE IS DYING!

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:42 pm
by stunt pogoer
booboo wrote:
will it eat any food
no, if i pick it up, its heads and arms just droop down, hes still alive. yes he was eating normally. the water was nice and clear

Re: MY TURTLE IS DYING!

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:42 pm
by deesygirl
Water may be clear but you might have a bactiria in there. That is why I asked about the water change

Re: MY TURTLE IS DYING!

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:43 pm
by booboo
could it be tired how old is he

Re: MY TURTLE IS DYING!

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:43 pm
by stunt pogoer
ok hes under the basking light

Re: MY TURTLE IS DYING!

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:45 pm
by stunt pogoer
hes only about a year not even old. he is not just tired, i know that

Re: MY TURTLE IS DYING!

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:45 pm
by deesygirl
He is just over a hatchling size, right.

If he was weakend by a bactiria or even some of the meds in your tank for your softie, he may not have been able to get on his basking area and was drowning

Re: MY TURTLE IS DYING!

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:45 pm
by booboo
times like this is when you need instant messenger on your site

Re: MY TURTLE IS DYING!

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:49 pm
by deesygirl
That would be nice, so would some other advanced features.

Re: MY TURTLE IS DYING!

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:50 pm
by stunt pogoer
dam wut do i do

Re: MY TURTLE IS DYING!

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:50 pm
by booboo
can you get willie

Re: Re: MY TURTLE IS DYING!

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:51 pm
by deesygirl
booboo wrote:
can you get willie
I am working on it. Can\'t find him yet

Re: MY TURTLE IS DYING!

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:53 pm
by deesygirl
Stunt try this quick. It is from our first aid pages

11) Drowned turtle:

If your turtle has drowned, they may still be alive but unconscious. Remember, they can be with out oxygen for a long time. Never turn turtle on its back! If you do this, you may eliminate it\'s only airspace left.

Here are some steps to take.

1. Grasp the turtle\'s head behind the ears at the base of the skull and extend the neck completely.
2. Turn it head-down / tail-up and open its mouth. Some water will drip out.
3. After the dripping stops, place the turtle on a flat surface (belly-down) keeping its neck extended.
4. Straighten his front legs and pull them straight towards you as far as they can go.
5. Keeping the legs straight, push them in as far as they will go.
6. Continue pulling and pushing until the water stops coming out.
7. Take the turtle to the vet so they can administer oxygen.

If this happens to your turtle, they usually develop pneumonia which will require antibiotics from a vet.

Re: Re: Re: MY TURTLE IS DYING!

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:53 pm
by stunt pogoer
deesygirl wrote:
booboo wrote:
can you get willie
I am working on it. Can\'t find him yet
deesygirl, do u have a s/n so i can talk 2 u instead of this?

Re: MY TURTLE IS DYING!

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:55 pm
by stunt pogoer
i have been doing this ever since i found him its not working

Re: MY TURTLE IS DYING!

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:55 pm
by booboo
that drowned turtle thing is too complex for me lol

Re: Re: MY TURTLE IS DYING!

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:58 pm
by deesygirl
stunt pogoer wrote:
i have been doing this ever since i found him its not working
Any water come out of its mouth.


No sign of willie yet.


See if you acn find a turkey baster or ear wax bulb. Something you can blow air into your turtles face. CAreful not to force it

Re: MY TURTLE IS DYING!

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:09 pm
by deesygirl
I found some more info. Seems like you need to get more air into it. If you are not afraid of it biting you you can cup your hand like you are making a fist. Hold little finger side up against turtle and thumb side toward you and blow gently. This is supposed to be how to perform CPR on a turtle without getting sick yourself.
Make sure he is warm. a heat lamp would be good.
I\'ll keep looking

Re: MY TURTLE IS DYING!

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:17 pm
by meniscous
This happenned to me, when u touch it, they lift their headm but it drops. I tried uv lights etc, but none of it worked, I would get it checked out asap! Is it bloated at all!? cuz that is what happenned to my poor map!

Re: MY TURTLE IS DYING!

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:18 pm
by deesygirl
We need to figure out what made him ill. First thing I would do is totally clean out your tank. wash all surfaces. If I remember correctly you had meds in the tank. Don\'t replace them just yet. Make sure you take out that metal pan and replace with glass. Let me know how he is doing in the morning. If he seems better but still slow then things are looking up. OK

Re: MY TURTLE IS DYING!

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:30 pm
by stunt pogoer
he died.... i would really like to know what from so i can fix it. i dont want my softy to die, too

Re: MY TURTLE IS DYING!

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:31 pm
by stunt pogoer
could it be from the ick medicine i put in there?

Re: MY TURTLE IS DYING!

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:59 pm
by Nik54545
I\'m not much help, but I\'m sorry your baby died.

Re: MY TURTLE IS DYING!

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 12:03 am
by deesygirl
Don\'t give up on him.


Keep him warm. Sometimes with turtles looks can be deceiving.

Clean out your tank. I don\'t know what could have made him sick but you need to try everything possible. OK

Re: MY TURTLE IS DYING!

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 12:13 am
by deesygirl
Ok here is that post I emailed you about

http://www.allturtles.com/msgboard/view ... 2927#12443

Re: Re: MY TURTLE IS DYING!

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 1:02 am
by Captain_Turtle
OMGOMGOMG:O:~(:~(:~(

Re: MY TURTLE IS DYING!

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 3:05 am
by dixieee
no captain the snapper was the sick one..i know it\'s late by now but r u sure he\'s dead? sometimes they stop moving for a while b4 they\'re totally dead..something like physical death only..
i hope he\'s not dead..doesn\'t seem like an RI..what can be that fatal to turtles other than it?

Re: MY TURTLE IS DYING!

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 9:59 am
by stunt pogoer
yes, he is dead... i left him under the basking light all night and he still hasnt moved a inch. thanks for all the help guys... someone said something like ick medecine is bad, i think u deesygirl, but alot of websites say thats what you should do with acriflavine

Re: MY TURTLE IS DYING!

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:20 am
by dixieee
i posted in another topic yesterday if u were sure it\'s ok to keep the other turtle with all those medicines in..all sites say u have to seperate the sick turtles..u should\'ve done that and most probably that\'s the reason..
i\'m so sorry for ur loss anyway i know how bad it is