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Post Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:25 pm   Kame my Turtle had died.

Not urgent since the worst has happened, but to see if any of you might have clue of what's might have happned

How big is your turtle? 7"
How long have you had it? 2 years

What is the water temperature? 74
Did you use a thermometer? Yes
Are you using a water heater? Yes
How much water is in there? 65 Gallons
Are you using a water conditioner? No
Are you using any filtration? Yes

What is the basking temperature? 60"
Is there a basking light? No
Is there a basking platform that is easy to climb on? Yes
What kind is it or what is it made out of? Natural rocks
Is there a UVB light? Yes

What have you been trying to feed it? Roman lettuce, turtle pellets
When was the last time your turtle ate? April 19, 10:00PM

How big is the tank/pond/enclosure? 75 Gallons estimate
Is the tank near a window? Yes
Is the tank in a room with a lot of activity? Yes

Have you read the Basic Care section? Yes
Have you searched the forums for similar situations? Yes

Is there any other unusual activity/symptoms? Basking at night.

So Kame, my sisters turtle had died, and all I want yo know now, is what might be some possible causes of death, since we don't have money for a necropsy. She died with he eyes and mouth open it seems, and her legs in a swimming position, she was in the water and was not upside down, the heater, filter, and uvb were OK, as were the other 2 way smaller turtles, she still ate normally. This is all. She was approximately 30 years old, and we only had her for 2 years, recently in December we took her to the vet to take care of her aural infection, so that might have something to do with her death
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Post Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:13 pm   Re: Kame my Turtle had died.

Very sorry for your loss. Unless there was something obvious like a drowning, it's hard to know with an older, seemingly healthy turtle. If that infection healed in a reasonable amount of time, I don't think it was related. It's possible it was just her time, she had a long life compared to many other turtles.
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Post Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:56 pm   Re: Kame my Turtle had died.

Oh wow! I am sorry to hear about Kame's death. Sounds like she got lots of love during the time she was with you.
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Post Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:18 pm   Re: Kame my Turtle had died.

Sorry for your loss of Kame. Her 2 years with you surely gave you loving memories.
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:31 pm   Re: Kame my Turtle had died.

thank you very much, im sorry that i didnt respong at all. She was burried in a rock area in Lake Michigan, hopefully where she isn't eaten by something, or the waves wash her away. And yeah, it was sad, made me cry also. But now I want to take care of the 2 smaller turtles that were Kames tankmates.
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