Turtle is throwing up

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rfox
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New to the business. Got from nephew who ws tired of it. Is eating well, or tries to. Ate and then threw up this AM. Had 1 piece of gravel in system, am conflicted some sites say that they will eat gravel some say should not. Have in feeding container rt now. Does he/she need to go to vet? What course of treatment. Feed Reptomin, chicken, vegatables, 2 daiuly walks in yard. 20 gal tank, App 3 in length red slider. I know about law nephew got at lake had to have can\'t take back now been 4 months.
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well i dont know about throwing up but they arnt supposed to eat gravel it can get stuck in there sytem and sometimes they need to get it surgically removed. is it going to the bathroom or just throwing up. can ne hting pass through its system if not its probably the gravel.
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u can try feeding her/him live cricktes worms and other live things to varietise her diet.
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m1key72988 wrote:
well i dont know about throwing up but they arnt supposed to eat gravel it can get stuck in there sytem and sometimes they need to get it surgically removed. is it going to the bathroom or just throwing up. can ne hting pass through its system if not its probably the gravel.
Is passing stool. and was regurgitating the food. called vet because wife got worried, vet said that it could happen an das long as she was crawling around and active keep an eye on her and see if anything else happened.
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Get rid of the gravel and use smooth river rocks larger than his head so he can`t eat them. Eating gravel/rocks is considered by some to the a sign your turtle is trying to satisfy a craving for calcium. Get some cuttlebone (the stuff for birds), take off the hard backing, break it into pieces and let some float in the tank. Most turtles like it and will munch on it at will. It`s a good calcium supplement.
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Replaced the gravel with river rock, got cuttle bone and mortie likes to play with it, has not figured out how to bite it yet but is learning. Not happy with river rock, will get over it. Replaced all water when rock changed use reverse osmosis to avoid chlorine. Also was having problem keeping temp stable with bottom stick on heaters, so got 150 watt neodymium icandescent heat bulb to help. Is basking in water and under UV lamp now appears to be doing better, ate well this morning but did not want veggies.
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