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Post Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:41 pm   Turtle choking on food

Didn't know if I should post here or in general care, so do move it if its more suitable elsewhere.

Anyway, I gave my turtle some watermelon today, but it seems that she gobbled it all up at once. When I came back she was squirting water from her nose and then threw all of the watermelon in the water. After that when it seemed she was ok again, I gave her some pellets and she ate them and seemed unfazed by it all.

So I guess my question is whether I should be worried there's still some food lodged in her throat or water in her lungs or etc, or if this is more common than I realize and should not be worried much by it...

Thank you :)
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Post Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:13 pm   Re: Turtle choking on food

She should be fine now. Some RES are very voracious and this will happen. Now you know she's like that (my female RES is like that too), you can be a bit more careful. Use small amounts or spread out the food/treat.
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