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Post Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:27 am   Shriek and withdrawal?

Can someone help me figure out what’s going on here? Any ideas?

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She’s done this multiple times this morning.
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:10 am   Re: Shriek and withdrawal?

First time I've seen this. A croaking noise is more common (but still rare), and nothing immediately tells me something is wrong. Any other symptoms or diet/habitat changes?
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:33 am   Re: Shriek and withdrawal?

Did this happen after she's eaten? Possible with some turtles that eat too fast something my be in her throat. Could be trying to aspirate , clear her throat ? Using all her body by pulling all legs in to help rush the air out to help clear her throat . The rush of air coming out makes that sound. Observe well for any other symptom's .
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:49 am   Re: Shriek and withdrawal?

I agree I think she was choking on something. She got in the water and did it a few times, clawed at her mouth, and it looked like maybe she puked a little. I didn’t see anything large but I was not there the whole time. She’s basking now and hasn’t done it agai . She scared me!!
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:55 am   Re: Shriek and withdrawal?

Good to hear ! If it was this I would feed her some lite / soft foods for a few days and observe for any other symptom's to be on the safe side.
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:00 pm   Re: Shriek and withdrawal?

She’s doing it again now. :(
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:49 pm   Re: Shriek and withdrawal?

For peace of mind I would have a herp vet take a look. If any blockage in throat and or puke goes down the wrong pipe that would be more trouble. Good luck to both of you.
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:36 pm   Re: Shriek and withdrawal?

Maybe something is stuck in her throat, or even around the stomach region :(
I second litefoot, I would bring her to the vet
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:15 pm   Re: Shriek and withdrawal?

Can they check airways without anesthesia?
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:32 pm   Re: Shriek and withdrawal?

I would think an x-ray will tell more and show more.
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:35 am   Re: Shriek and withdrawal?

If you hold her and try to agitate her, she will withdraw and open her mouth but in a ready-to-strike mode.
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:50 am   Re: Shriek and withdrawal?

Good idea Steve , with mouth open may see something . Also the hissing of the air rushing out may help dislodge anything that is moveable. That's if in upper esophagus or mouth area. Tbirdie its worth a try. If it's not moveable like a sharp horn from a shrimps head stuck in the esophagus upper or lower then a herp vet is best. Seen that in my time at the center that's why I remove the heads on shrimp when I use them as a treat. Some are very hard and sharp.

What do you feed her? Any dried or live shrimp ?
Any aquarium gravel in setup?

Has she eaten anything since all this started ?
Is it about the same or gets worst?
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:47 pm   Re: Shriek and withdrawal?

I’m happy to report it has no happened again since last I posted. No diet changes and I didn’t feed her today, but I will tomorrow.?she did have shrimp (love) in her tank at one point so she might have eaten it one but I thought they were all gone. No gravel. I so appreciTe you guys. ❤️
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:05 pm   Re: Shriek and withdrawal?

Hopefully what was bothering her is over and she cleared it. Tomorrow when you feed her make it something lite say some leaf lettuce and observe.
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:22 pm   Re: Shriek and withdrawal?

Her name is Scooter, lol. One of many, no doubt. She outgrew her willingness to eat her leafy greens, but I’ll give it a shot.
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