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by Neil
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: European Pond Turtles Swollen Eye
Replies: 8
Views: 1678

Re: European Pond Turtles Swollen Eye

Any progress?

Ideal for any hibernating animal is just proper seasons, which is the problem with this country most the time - the weather is too changeable! Sunny and warm followed by a frost the following week is no better for hibernating animals than it is for the first flowers...
by Neil
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: European Pond Turtles Swollen Eye
Replies: 8
Views: 1678

Re: European Pond Turtles Swollen Eye

Rom's definitely the man to speak to, will have to call him for a chat at some point, been too long since I spoke to quite a few people actually! As you say, 12C is that annoying temperature where they're active enough to use energy, it's warm enough for bugs / fungus / etc... to be active, but not ...
by Neil
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: European Pond Turtles Swollen Eye
Replies: 8
Views: 1678

Re: European Pond Turtles Swollen Eye

Hi, has the water been filtered over winter? Any plants in the water? Might be a simple water quality issue that will quickly sort itself out, or might be an indication of something else. Any other signs of illness at all?
by Neil
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 2
Views: 1079

Re: Hello!

Hello and welcome to the site and forum :) Apologies for the delay replying and well done on the rescue, have you read the CARE SHEET for musks? Pics should confirm species and perhaps gender too :) UVB wise I'd go for 5% 26W or 10% 13W as maximums, but depends what you have available and the distan...
by Neil
Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Terrapin not eating
Replies: 1
Views: 620

Re: Terrapin not eating

Hello and welcome to the site and forum :) Have you checked your temps and your water quality? Do you know the species and the gender? Do you do any partial water changes, or do you have live plants? Six weeks without eating is getting a decent amount of time in normal conditions, however there are ...
by Neil
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Does my Terrapin have shell rot too??
Replies: 4
Views: 1268

Re: Does my Terrapin have shell rot too??

I was thinking that was an unusual species, but being in the canaries makes more sense! As Julie says it looks like fairly normal shedding, but I am not an expert at all with this species which I believe is a Chinese Golden Thread. I will point an expert to this post and see what their opinion is, b...
by Neil
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Banned Turtles
Replies: 3
Views: 1089

Re: Banned Turtles

They're certainly fairly willing to breed providing you have a suitable group, conditions, and laying area, however you have to consider what you would do with the hatchlings. They would be completely legal, however unless you have a very large tank or pond then even a couple more yellow bellies whe...
by Neil
Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Eyes closed, new owner!
Replies: 4
Views: 1067

Re: Eyes closed, new owner!

Likely a previous issue that should soon clear up then, your lighting isn't harsh enough to be an issue, your tank is a good size, and you've treated the water in the tank. Do you have a filter on the tank, and how long has it been running or is it a fresh setup?
by Neil
Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Eyes closed, new owner!
Replies: 4
Views: 1067

Re: Eyes closed, new owner!

Hello and welcome to the site and forum :) Turtles, like many reptiles, have what's called a "nictitating membrane" which is sort of like a protective extra eyelid which is translucent (hence the eyes looking cloudy) so that it can offer protection, while the animal can still see. It's possible ther...
by Neil
Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Winter Feeding
Replies: 2
Views: 1332

Re: Winter Feeding

Hello and welcome to the site and forum! :) Try and make sure there are plenty of oxygenating plants which will provide food when it's a little warmer as well as much needed oxygen and nutrient removal to ensure water quality, but otherwise they are unlikely to eat anything at all until it's regular...