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Post Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 8:49 am   Re: 4 month old turtle not eating ( Mississipi Mud Turtle )

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Post Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 1:47 pm   Re: 4 month old turtle not eating ( Mississipi Mud Turtle )

Oh man, very sorry to hear it :)

RIP Murdle
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Post Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 1:51 pm   Re: 4 month old turtle not eating ( Mississipi Mud Turtle )

steve wrote:Oh man, very sorry to hear it :)

RIP Murdle


do you know why he started to bite his shell? I find this very very mysterious since his eyes were closed shut and he couldint open it, and how the hell ( pardon my language ) did he manage to flip himself and "drown" in the water? Wouldint he have known that he flipped and try to get himself back up?

By the way, im moving on to fish now. Thinking of getting a rainbow shark, ill just stay in the forum to help people that have turtles with vitamin a deficiency, and other UVA/UVB related problems.. Once again thanks for all your help, right now im searching for answers to how my turtle died to mysteriously..
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Post Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 1:54 pm   Re: 4 month old turtle not eating ( Mississipi Mud Turtle )

No idea what happened. It might have ended with a spasm, and a necropsy would have given you some answers.
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Post Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 1:59 pm   Re: 4 month old turtle not eating ( Mississipi Mud Turtle )

steve wrote:No idea what happened. It might have ended with a spasm, and a necropsy would have given you some answers.


yeah, at the last moments he was acting very werid, like sudden twiching. He is in a better place now. I guess i have bad luck with turtles :( :D
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Post Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 3:44 pm   Re: 4 month old turtle not eating ( Mississipi Mud Turtle )

It's can be very tough with reptiles, even more so with hatchlings. Wish reptile medicine was more advanced :(
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Post Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 11:00 pm   Re: 4 month old turtle not eating ( Mississipi Mud Turtle

steve wrote:It's can be very tough with reptiles, even more so with hatchlings. Wish reptile medicine was more advanced :(

Yeah me too, I just don't understand, was the turtle sick in the pet store or was it somehow me? I had all the lights, basking spots, artificial plants and even 2 Guppies, this is I find the most mysterious death.. Thanks for sticking with me Steve and giving me all the advice, Murdle was buried around 1 o'clock next to the turtle that died from the post "stiff turtle" I really hope it's rare that people's turtle die for no reason and show symptoms of not eating or sonething for no reason, no one should go through that, no turtle should die a mysterious death...

By the way, when baby turtles get antibiotics for anything serious, they really have a 50/50 chance of living right? That's what I hate, when they are getting vet care, it's just hope even in the hand of Docters, for my vet that I paid for the turtle in the post "stiff turtle" ( I named her sunshine ) I paid the vet $200, and I paid the vet $260 total for eye drops and special food, but it turns out I paid $260 to watch my turtle die. 2-3 days of stiffness then death, why? Whyyyy? :(

Once again, thanks for sticking with me Steve, I won't get another turtle for a while now, so I'll just help others in the forum if they have problems with a stiff turtle after the vet or metabolic bone desiease..
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Post Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 8:16 am   Re: 4 month old turtle not eating ( Mississipi Mud Turtle )

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. R I P Murdle :-(
1 Male Mississippi Map/Mississippi
1 Female RES/Slidy.
1 DBT White Concentric Female/ Lucky
1 DBT Male/ Spots
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Post Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 8:26 am   Re: 4 month old turtle not eating ( Mississipi Mud Turtle )

It could have been sick before since some illnesses develop slowly. This has happened to others... seemingly perfect setups but random deaths. I've had my share of vet visits and the care given can wildly vary. There are some good vets and some terrible ones but there are a lot of uncertain things.

I'm glad you're sticking around, and good luck with what you choose with next.
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Post Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 8:36 am   Re: 4 month old turtle not eating ( Mississipi Mud Turtle )

Thanks Steve :)
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