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 LLL Reptile & Supply
Mice, Rats, Rabbits, Chicks, Quail
Available Now at RodentPro.com!
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: Common, Venomous, and Interesting, The Dusky Pygmy Rattlesnake . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday! . . . . . . . . . .  Bay Area Herpetological Society Meeting - Oct. 22, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Richmond Reptile Expo - Oct. 23, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Hampton Roads Exotic Pet Expo Augusta - Oct. 30, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Greater Cincinnati Herp Society Meeting - Nov. 03, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Central Illinois Herp Society Meeting - Nov. 04, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Calusa Herp Society Meeting - Nov. 04, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - Nov. 06, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Madison Herp Society Meeting (Milwaukee) - Nov. 10, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Madison Herp Society Meeting (FoxValley) - Nov. 10, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Madison Herp Society Meeting - Nov. 12, 2021 . . . . . . . . . . 

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

HELP FLORIDA SOFTSHELL TURTLE NOT EATING

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

Posted by: Eryn at Mon Aug 27 14:11:41 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Eryn ]  
   

I have a 7 year old female florida softshell turtle who hasn't really eaten anything in 2 months.

I used to have 2 Florida softies...
The problem started about 2 months ago when they stopped eating much and their behavior became sluggish... I decided to move them to the bath tub for a few days and get their new tank ready.
Then I moved them both to a nice clean 125 gallon tank.

They still didn't want to really eat.

Then I noticed that the males front feet were peeling a little... I just thought he was shedding anfd didn't think nothing of it. Then last week I noticed the webbing on one of his feet was disintegrating or rotting. And his color had changed. I took him to right to the vet and he had me soak him on Nolvasan/Chlorhexidine Solution. I started soaking him in a little of that. Then I noticed the other front foot started rottiong away as well... Just seemed to come on so quickly and later that day he died!

Now the female still isn't really eating at all, her behavior isn't right, she seems lethargic and depressed. She won't come out and bask.
So the vet had me bring her in immediately and she's getting Baytril injections to hopefully prevent her from having anything that the male died from and continue with the soaking to prevent any skin problems.

She's not basking so I take her outside a few times a day in a rubbermaid container 1/3 shade and 2/3 sun, I check on her a lot and keep her out there for about an hour or so.

Her brother that she has lived with for 7 years died last week and she seems even more depressed. I've read that they do not really miss companions, but they have been together forever and now she's alone in a big tank. I'm unsure if that would have an effect on anything

He color is ok, her skin is not peeling, her shell is ok... But she seems very miserable and not really eating and not basking at all.

PLEASE HELP


   

[ Reply To This Message ] [ Subscribe to this Thread ] [ Hide Replies ]

  • You Are HereHELP FLORIDA SOFTSHELL TURTLE NOT EATING - Eryn, Mon Aug 27 14:11:41 2007

>> Next topic:  i cant find Spiny's anywhere! - happysurgeman, Fri Sep 14 23:07:51 2007
<< Previous topic:  Please I really need some advice..... - laurenhabig, Sun Aug 12 11:10:01 2007