return to main index

  mobile - desktop
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
Click here for LLL Reptile & Supply  
click here for Rodent Pro
This Space Available
3 months for $50.00
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday! . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Python . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Alligator Lizard . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Hatchling Radiated Tortoise . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Caecilian . . . . . . . . . .  Horseshoe Racer . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday! . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Python . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Toad . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Kingsnake . . . . . . . . . .  Cape Cobra . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Corn Snake . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday! . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Gecko . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Frog . . . . . . . . . .  East Coast Reptile Super Expo - Apr. 10, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Northern Virginia Reptile Show - Apr. 17, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Hamburg Reptile Show - Apr. 24, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Exotic Pet Expo - Apr. 24, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - May 01, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Chesapeake Exotic Pet Expo - May 08-09,2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Chesapeake Exotic Pet Expo - May 08-09,2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Reptiles At The York Expo Center - May 15, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - June 05, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Hamburg Reptile Show - June 12, 2021 . . . . . . . . . . 

full banner - advertise here .50¢/1000 views
click here for Kimbrell
pool banner - $50 year

Baby Yellow-Bellied sliders

[ Login ] [ User Prefs ] [ Search Forums ] [ Back to Main Page ] [ Back to Turtles ] [ Reply To This Message ]
[ Register to Post ]

Posted by: audi8231 at Fri Apr 24 23:48:22 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by audi8231 ]  
   

About two weeks ago i got two baby yellow belly sliders, about 1 inch each. I have them in a tank with a UVB light and a UVA basking heat lamp. I also have a exo-terra reptile filter that came with a turtle cliff for basking. everything seemed to have been going good until sunday when i woke up to find that both of their eyes were swollen shut. One of them had a nail that had been ripped out somehow, and i thought it would just grow back. I got zoo med repti eye drops for the eyes, and dipped them both in saline water..and didnt put them back in the tank. I put them in a different one for temporary use. The turtle with the ripped off nail soon got a lump on the side of his neck, and on wednesday night i came home to find him dead! The eye drops seemed to have been working better on the other turtle but not him. Now the alive turtle is eating, basking, and opening his eyes like normal. But why did the other one die, and why did it happen so fast? What was the lump on his neck, and did having the nail ripped off start the infection?

Also, what was i doing wrong in my tank, because i think that they got the infection after i got them? i want to make sure the other turtle lives


   

[ Reply To This Message ] [ Subscribe to this Thread ] [ Show Entire Thread ]