Baby red ear slider turtle

by Malika

My baby red ear slider turtle is having a green shell when its in water but when i take it out its shell turns white. is it a serious matter?

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Jan 19, 2016
white cloud in RES eye
by: Anonymous

If you are not too late already, you need vitamin A.

But the best thing at this point is to take this animal to the vet. If that cloud become hard, surgery is needed.

Turtles can go blind from this condition and then they need to be hand fed because they find their food visually.

I hope you get the help you need.

Jan 19, 2016
eye drop query
by: Anonymous

can any of you tell me whaich eye drop to use for RES. the symptom is white cloudy sybstance in its eye.

Jan 03, 2015
my turtle
by: sai

My turtle eyes became white in colour it's nt opine it's eyes from 1 week.. its both eyes are swollen plzz help mee

Aug 27, 2012
by: Mickey

I have a Baby Res Turtle some of my friend gifted me den i start searching for other one but i cant get it plz help me where do i another buy a baby Res and what will b the around cost.

May 15, 2011
Eye Problem
by: Vinayaka

Eye problem would appear either due to lack of vitamin A or water has become dirty or could be other reasons also.

If there is a good supply of UVB light or direct exposure to sun light then the cause cannot be due to this. The second deduction may be you dont have a filter installed. Filter is very much necessary to keep the habitat clean. Try changing the water.

If your turtle has become week and stopped eating. Please take him to Vet. If you dont have any vet, then you have to risk yourself by trying some alternatives. Take your turtle out the tank and keep it inside some small bowl having little water so that turtle can relax without moving to search for oxygen.

Put some antifungus drops (1 to 2 drops) available in local pet store. Put a pinch of salt as well (very less). This will help turtle to stop having infected any further. Keep it in observation for a week. After a week your turtle should have his eye pus drying out. Then apply some eye drops (human baby eye drops is OK) to his eye..... (For these steps, see the link :

The white substance in eye would be the pus formed which is very common in turtles. Make sure you expose him to sunlight or supply UVB light often to improve his health in terms of adequate vitamin A.

May 14, 2011
eye problem
by: Anonymous

Hi vinayaka
Even my turtle has a eye problem. There is something of white color in both eyes. It was there before and the from the bottom the black colored skin has started to peel off. Please help.

May 13, 2011
Semi Circle
by: Vinayaka

Your turtle is healthy as long as....
1. It doesn't sleep/bask for day long
2. It's appetite towards food is healthy
3. It doesn't close its eye often during swimming
4. It's senses are responding well

Make sure your tank has a comfortable basking zone

May 13, 2011
baby red ear slider turtle
by: Malika

Hey i have one more query... my baby turtle just floats from one end to another on the surface of water like making a semi it fine?

May 13, 2011
Baby Red Ear Slider Turtle
by: Vinayaka

Yes. I am Indian. I own 3 turtles. 2 of baby RES and the other is 1.5 years old. I presume you are Indian too. I got to know about "" while google-ing solution for one of my turtle which had serious eye problem. And this site helped me lot to drive towards fixing that. Now my turtle is happy and so am I.

All the best for your turtle.

May 13, 2011
by: malika

thnxxx a lt.... r u an Indian? Actually i am curious to know if an Indian is having a pet turtle.

May 12, 2011
by: Vinayaka

I believe that its more likely that the water may be chlorinated or you may have applied too much medicine to water. Change the water in tank. Also take some cod liver oil into cotton and gently rub it over the shell and again clean the shell with watered cotton to take out oil before you leave it back into tank. The white thing what you describe may the salt deposits absorbed from the water. Also they shed the skin often and the shedding skin looks white and it will fall itself.

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