Friday, March 17, 2017

3050. A extremely hyperactive 1-year-old red-eared slider is "constipated". X-ray

Sat Mar 18, 2017

Male, RES, 1 yr
Losing appetite 4 weeks ago and 2 weeks ago, anorexic.
Yet he was energetic and wanted to climb any walled in areas. Why?

"He would chew at the "calcium" turtles as if they were real ones," the young man was much
worried about his RES losing weight and having no appetite. "He just ate and ate."

"How many 'calcium turtles' did he chewed and swallowed?" I asked. 
"Many, many," he replied.

X-rays are taken today.

There could be calcium impaction at the vent area although it is hard to say.

Given critical care and asked him to feed 6x/day and observe.

X-rays of other RES of similar ages.

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