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Posted by jimsworld on May 09, 2003 at 21:11:48:
In Reply to: Turtle help please! posted by lacie143 on May 03, 2003 at 17:46:42:
:About a week ago my turtle had a weird growth on his jaw line, but i came off and healed nicely, but now, and even then, he cant seem to swim. He gets in his water and swims with his head on a downward angle at the surface and thats it! He seems to have extreme difficulty getting air when hes in this position. The other day i came home and he was spasing out,s wimming frantically in this position. I lifted him out of the water and he started gasping for air. Today i came home and he was belly up! but thankfully not dead. Again i lifted him out of the water and he began gasping for air. I have him in very shallow water right now. He is in a 30 gallon rectangle tank half filled with a pretty large area for him to bask. He and his two friends are only an inch or two big. I need help asap.... whats wrong with him? Has anyone heard anything like this?? Lacie email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or post reply
Turtles can sometimes get excess air in their lower abdomen. Typical indications of this is the rear elivation during swimming...Seems like they try do dive but only get the head down...Double check with your vet...Good luck..