A Baby Red-eared Slider Turtle

by Mami
(Bangkok, Thailand)


I live in Thaland and my brother just bought a baby red-eared slider turtle two days ago. We have no idea how to take care of a turtle.
The turtle is now living in a medium bowl and a lamp. We put sand on one side of the bowl for him to sleep and water on the otherside for him to swim.
Also, we always put the bowl outside to get the sun during the day. We always change the water every morning so, the sand is always damp somehow.

Anyway, we don't think this is healthy for the turtle!
His eyelids are starting to look strange since yesterday. He got some tiny white bumps on his eyes and we're afraid it might be an infection or something.
Though, he looks active his eyes are very weird compared to the first day I've seen him!
Please give us some advices!!!
We don't want the little turtle to die T_T

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Apr 11, 2011
To people who just answered my questions
by: Anonymous

Thank you very much for thehelp! I learned a lot from http://www.austinsturtlepage.com/Care/caresheet-red_ear_slider.htm

And For the eye problem. My brother will get the turtle to see a vet as soon as possible incase of serious problems.

Thank you!! ^-^

Apr 11, 2011
Eye problems
by: Anonymous

Vitamin A might help with the eye problem. Eye problems are serious. If vitamin A doesn't help see a vet soon.

Apr 11, 2011
Red eared Slider
by: Anonymous

This page will give you lots of good information about what your turtle needs.


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