Food coming out from turtle's nose
by Yeo Wan Jun
Hello! I took my 12 year old red ear slider to a vet after realizing that it's eyes are closed for about 5 days and have bubbles coming out from it's nose. The vet told me that my terrapin has an eye infection and respiratory infection. He told me that I have to hand feed my terrapin as it can't see.
So, after I successfully put the food into the terrapin's mouth, I placed it down where there's some water, height of about 1.5cm, below. As it open and close its mouth repeatedly, small pieces of food came out from its mouth. I don't know if it's trying to swallow the food with the help of water, or trying to flush out the food from its mouth with water.
And after that, some food started coming out from it's nose. It also opens its mouth really big, like there's something in its throat or something.
I really have no idea what's going on. Is it choking from its food? Or maybe some food got into the lungs?