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Post Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:06 am   turtle trying to escape

I have a slider for 21 year , it is 8" long.Lately it is trying to escape by standing on the dry area. Sometimes she flips over on her back. We have a 50 gal. bow clear tank with plenty of water. We have a ramp for a drying area. As I am typing now, she is in the corner on her hind legs..Maybe its egg laying time? thanks in advance for any repllies..

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Post Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 6:53 am   Re: turtle trying to escape

Very possible, has she ever been gravid before? Have you tried feeling for eggs?
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Post Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:09 am   Re: turtle trying to escape

she layed a few eggs a year ago, now she is calmed down a bit..thanks for reply
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Post Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:39 am   Re: turtle trying to escape

She might be holding them, and then expel them in water later.

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:30 am   Re: turtle trying to escape

Sorry, I'm not replying. I can't figure out how to post. I've had Jack for 4 yrs. Thought he was male until I came home from work & found eggs in the tank. I then read I need to make a nest for her. I put her outside in the garden; she goes right back inside. I put topsoil in an aquarium, she doesn't like it & tries to get out. I put her back in her home...she drops an egg. Nine in the past two weeks. Eight in the first. From what I've read, she needs to make a nest & not lay the eggs in water. I fear health issues if she retains. She has bumps on her back end. I'm assuming it's eggs. What do I do? My vet didn't even know she was female.
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Post Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:20 pm   Re: turtle trying to escape

What's the weather like outside? Put her outside when she exhibiting the symptoms at that moment. Indoor nest, in-tank nest, etc, don't normally work and usually makes just a mess. Feel for eggs in front of the rear leg, not back (the area between the tail and leg).
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Post Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:25 pm   Re: turtle trying to escape

Heya! Im Agate!
I have been doing the same thing. I have also been digging in the corner of my tank. Mom thinks I might lay eggs! She is a little sad because I dont have a mate to fertilize them though... She will look at them but then she will have to throw them out. :'(
Try taking her to a reptile specialist if this persists. I am sending out my turtle thoughts and prayers to your little turtle, and calling on my brothers and sisters to help. Best of luck!
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