Urgent Care :: Read this Topic before you post here.

This is not a substitute for qualified and relevant veterinarian care.
Read this before you post a new topic here.

Post Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 8:41 am   Read this Topic before you post here.

If you feel the need to post a topic in this, the Urgent Care forum, then you must be aware that your turtle may need qualified veterinary care. Advice may be offered here, but you are solely responsible for the appropriate care of any animal you have. You should familiarize yourself with a local herp veterinarian, click here if you need help locating one. If you have another turtle with your sick/injured one, then you should separate them immediately. This will prevent potential injuries and the spreading of any contagious disease or infection.

Most topics are missing key information that is often asked afterwards. In addition to your own question(s), please copy and paste the questions below when you start a new topic. Please answer the questions to the best of your ability.
How big is your turtle?
How long have you had it?

What is the water temperature?
Did you use a thermometer?
Are you using a water heater?
How much water is in there?
Are you using a water conditioner?
Are you using any filtration?

What is the basking temperature?
Is there a basking light?
Is there a basking platform that is easy to climb on?
What kind is it or what is it made out of?
Is there a UVB light?

What have you been trying to feed it?
When was the last time your turtle ate?

How big is the tank/pond/enclosure?
Is the tank near a window?
Is the tank in a room with a lot of activity?

Have you read the Basic Care section?
Have you searched the forums for similar situations?

Is there any other unusual activity/symptoms?


If you have a question about a skin or shell condition, please try provide pictures of the area when it is dry.

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