Other Turtle Discussion :: I found my turtle....dead

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 10:22 am   I found my turtle....dead

well just incase you guys didnt know, i used to have another turtle named donna. she was much bigger than my current turtle. i lost her about 3 months ago, and then i got another one. well when i was taking out the trash cans this morning, i saw her and i was terrified. her eyes were all sunk in and it was gross. she was all skinny. i would have taken some pics for you guys to see, but i was so grossed out.
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Post Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 10:38 am   

OMG. That's awful. I'm so sorry :cry:

Did she look ok yesterday? Any idea what happened? Did you find her on the dock or in the water? What did you do with her?
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Post Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 10:52 am   

So sorry Gouz... :cry: I know even though you had already lost her, it was really hard to see her that way after finding her again. I know it's awful to lose a pet.
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Post Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 1:11 pm   

so sorry to hear of your loss.....my heart goes out to you ;-(
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Post Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 2:00 pm   

G---you mean you found your first turtle, the one that you lost, out by the trash? That's terrible. :(

I'm glad you don't have pictures--I wouldn't want to see them. I'd bury her in a nice spot, and be glad she's not suffering any more. Sorry to hear this happened.
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Post Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 2:11 pm   

heres wat i am doing. i am really depresed to see her like that. the first turtle that i lost is the one i am talking about. my new turtle is doing fine. me and my da thought that she must have crawled out from the tree near her list night. so we think she mught be alive. i put her in some water just hight enough so that her nose is still above water. no sings of life. everytime i look at her it make me sad and feel all bad inside. i feel like i could have looked a little longer or atleast done something to help her. i think she is dead, but when i cheacked her tank i have her in, it looks like she threw up but i am not shure.
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Post Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 2:13 pm   

If you give the legs a gentle tug, is there a response? If so, keep her in some shallow water to get hydrated.
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Post Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 2:13 pm   

she is all shriveled up and her eyes are sunk into her head. she also looked REALLY skinny. dose this mean that she died of dehydration (if she is dead). dose anyone want me to post a pic? cuse it is really gross. but maby you guys would be able to tell if she is alive or not.
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Post Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 2:15 pm   

I would not want you to post. I don't think we could tell if she was alive or not by just looking at a picture. Is there a response if you gently tug on a leg? Is she stiff?
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Post Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 2:19 pm   

she isnt stiff, but she hasnt moved, we think she is alive cuse her body isnt all stiff, but it isnt as flexible as a heathy turtle. no resposes to touching her. and i cant tell if she is breathing or not.
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Post Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 2:20 pm   

You can PM me the pic if you want to. I think there's a good chance we could tell from that.
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Post Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 2:21 pm   

i just have to take some pictures first. it'l take me a while.
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Post Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 2:21 pm   

Are the eyes open? Are the eyeballs covered over with any film? (Are they clear?) If so, I'd leave her in shallow water for a bit just in case.
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Post Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 2:25 pm   

i think her eyes are partly open, and partly closed. her eyes look clear though.
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Post Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 2:41 pm   

i just pm'ed the pics to you jenaro.
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