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Old 17-05-2013, 04:11 PM
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I have never seen him eat. Ever. and I've had him about 3 weeks. When I feed the other one he doesn't even move off the basking platform. He now hardly opens his eyes. This is a newer delevopment. He sits and baskis with eyes closed. Sometimes he gets off to soak. But mostly just on the edge of the platform that is slanted in the water. I literally have to put him in the water when I feed them then he either just sits there or swims back to basking platform and totally ignores the food. I honestly don't know how he is living! I really just want to take him in and get her opinion, I don't know if I can leave him there.
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Old 17-05-2013, 04:14 PM
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And he was apparently sick when I got him, be because he's never acted any different.
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Old 17-05-2013, 04:56 PM
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As it is now three weeks (!) then he will not improve so it is now urgently a case for a vet's visit.

If he was ill from day one did you choose him from a selection of turtles the shop had or did they pick him out for you.

Obviously with such different advice now being given by the shop to what we have suggested (although I know who is correct) there is not a lot more to add except as you are in the USA perhaps you and her could take a look at Austin's Turtle Page.
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Old 17-05-2013, 05:36 PM
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I'm sorry but you shouldn't be keeping animals.. your giving us a running commentary on the demise and ultimately (I feel) the death of an animal, you have been made aware that its ill, yet you do nothing. You are just simply documenting your negligence and inability to do what is necessary.

Why are you still here giving us pointless updates if you are not taking the good and proper advice of the members. It doesnt matter what you do with temperatures and lighting . GO TO THE VETS

Im no animal rights freak, and having no money happens, but should one of my pets fall ill and If cant remedy it..I deal with the situation as necessary and worry about the cost later on
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Old 17-05-2013, 05:44 PM
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If I were you I would take it the vets and sign it over to them, at least then he'll get the proper care he deserves.

And whilst we're at it, sell the others and the equipment, and don't buy anymore animals until you can afford vets bills.
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Old 18-05-2013, 05:09 PM
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He shows signs of improvement. I've done something right. Most vets here want cash on hand for visits. Especially if your first time visit.
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He shows signs of improvement. I've done something right. Most vets here want cash on hand for visits. Especially if your first time visit.
How is he improving?

Did you keep the temperatures high or feed something different?

It would be helpful to let us know.
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Old 19-05-2013, 09:55 AM
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He shows signs of improvement. I've done something right. Most vets here want cash on hand for visits. Especially if your first time visit.
I doubt it
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Old 21-05-2013, 09:41 AM
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Is the turt still in the land of the living then?


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