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Baby died and I don\'t know why.

Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2003 4:03 pm
by TurtleMama
She was just one happy active baby until about a week ago when she stopped eating and basking. She didn\'t have any injuries or infections - just a perfect little turtle. My 2 other RES are just as active and healthy as always.
Baby did suffer two traumas lately. I had the 3 RES outside in a tub on a chair and my dog pulled them off without spilling them out but they fell about 2 feet. Another time while in their outside tub, Baby flipped upside down and couldn\'t right herself. I only left them along for about 10 minutes. Any ideas?

Re: Baby died and I don\'t know why.

Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2003 12:02 pm
by deesygirl
Sorry to hear of your loss. It is sometimes very difficult to determine why they die. I know it is flusterating but with no symptoms you can really only guess. She may have suffered injury that was internal in the fall. She may have gotten water in her lungs when she flipped and developed an infection. It is so hard to tell and these are just guesses