General Care Discussion :: Is my red earred slider healthy?

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:54 pm   Is my red earred slider healthy?

Hi. I am new to this forum. I have a red earred slider who is about 5 years old named Chester. I call it a boy but I really have no clue. My husband said that it was getting too fat, so I had to adjust his feeding. I am currently only feeding him pellets. I have tried some fruits and veggies instead but he just let's them float around. The only thing that he has actually liked is raspberries. Anyways, I am worried that he is pyramiding. Any comments and suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.
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Post Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:44 am   Re: Is my red earred slider healthy?

How big is Chester? Looks more female from the picture. The shell doesn't look too bad, but from the pics there are some problem areas that need investigating. As for veggies, try using a veggie clip and withhold the pellets.
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:54 pm   Re: Is my red earred slider healthy?

I measured his shell today and it is 6.5 inches long.
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