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Post Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 4:04 pm   PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME !!!!

i'm so scared i woke up today and my turtle cloey was floating and i picked him up and his eyes were open, but his mouth was close. I put it in a separate container, but i feel like he's going to die or might be already!!! i'm trying to find a vet. But i don't know of any in my lil town. :? :? :? i'm so sad i don't want him to die!!!! what can i do or how do i know if he's dead. :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
Last edited by SPARKLES on Mon May 30, 2005 12:24 am, edited 4 times in total.
I have three RES Grumulch,Greenyand Zoey :)
I used to have four RES my lil Cloey didn't make it .... "RIP CLOEY"
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Post Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 4:09 pm   

he's tilting to one side...... :?
I have three RES Grumulch,Greenyand Zoey :)
I used to have four RES my lil Cloey didn't make it .... "RIP CLOEY"
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Post Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 4:22 pm   

It sounds like he's got RI, a respiratory infection, You can see if there is a reptile vet on this link, it has vets in california that treat reptiles:
http://www.arav.org/Members/CA.htm

I hope your turtle gets better. :(
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Post Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 5:00 pm   

thanks but there all far away, from were i live ...........and it's sunday today !!!!!
Last edited by SPARKLES on Sun May 29, 2005 5:07 pm, edited 1 time in total.
I have three RES Grumulch,Greenyand Zoey :)
I used to have four RES my lil Cloey didn't make it .... "RIP CLOEY"
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Post Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 5:06 pm   

well i found a vet near by but it's not open til tuesday!!!!!!!!!!!!! :? what can i do for now !!!!!
I have three RES Grumulch,Greenyand Zoey :)
I used to have four RES my lil Cloey didn't make it .... "RIP CLOEY"
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Post Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 7:43 pm   

I think he's dead I'm not sure !!! :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: he don't move at all !!!!!!!!!
I have three RES Grumulch,Greenyand Zoey :)
I used to have four RES my lil Cloey didn't make it .... "RIP CLOEY"
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Post Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 8:50 pm   

If he's still alive, you can bump the water temp up to 80 and the basking temp to low 90s. There's really not much else you can do til you get to the vet.

How long has it been since you last saw him move? Is he responding to your touch at all?
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Post Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 9:39 pm   

Are his eyes open or closed? If you touch his legs, do you feel any pressure resisting you? If you pick him up, do his limbs and head go limp, or do they have any muscle tone?
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Post Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 11:31 pm   

he doesn't respond to me.......... he eyes are still opened and his legs are limp and he's head kind off limp!!! i think he's dead!!! :cry: :cry:
Last edited by SPARKLES on Mon May 30, 2005 12:25 am, edited 1 time in total.
I have three RES Grumulch,Greenyand Zoey :)
I used to have four RES my lil Cloey didn't make it .... "RIP CLOEY"
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Post Posted: Mon May 30, 2005 12:19 am   

all day i've keep checking up on him and he hasn't moved and my other res have been still very active and ate a little and i seen them poop. so i think their ok !!!
I have three RES Grumulch,Greenyand Zoey :)
I used to have four RES my lil Cloey didn't make it .... "RIP CLOEY"
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Post Posted: Mon May 30, 2005 4:36 am   

hi sparkles - the final test i used when my Kame passed away was... i touched his lower eyelid to see if he would respond. before he passed and was simply too weak to move, if my fingers got near his face, especially his eyes, he would still close that eye - because i think it didn't take that much energy to do this.
but if he is no longer alive, touching his eye(s) will get you no response. sorry to tell you this. but that's all i can think of so you can make a final conclusion. best of luck to you and here's hoping that he is still alive. :|
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Post Posted: Mon May 30, 2005 8:23 am   

Thank you lolip0pi, I had read the post but I could not think of what else to say to check for, I would've never thought of testing the eye area, that helps alot. :D
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Post Posted: Mon May 30, 2005 4:07 pm   

I'm so sad my res is no longer living.... he hasn't been responding for quit a while now. :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: RIP CLOEY, HE'S IN HEAVEN NOW!!!!
I have three RES Grumulch,Greenyand Zoey :)
I used to have four RES my lil Cloey didn't make it .... "RIP CLOEY"
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Post Posted: Mon May 30, 2005 11:18 pm   

SPARKLES, how old are you? are you able to provide adequate care and materials for your turtle? because we are here to help and i am not sure if any of the critical advice is taken seriously.

please re-read the Stickies if you have too and let us know about your setup. sorry about your loss but give the rest the best possible care you can.
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Post Posted: Tue May 31, 2005 1:08 pm   

Sorry to hear about Cloey. :cry: Keep an eye on the others in case they start showing symptoms. Giving the tank a thorough cleaning would be good. What kind of set-up do you have for them?
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