I was watching my tiny Mississippi Map turtle bask and also I noticed what looked like he to be breathing really heavily through his mouth. He to be opening and closing his mouth, that never totally opened his mouth, like as soon as they (turtles) room taking a drink the water once they are sumberged. He climate yawned, which I"ve viewed him execute quite abit, quit for a moment, climate continued. Is this bad? Or am ns over reacting?



Ender

Members572 postsLocation:san jose, ca
I was watching my small Mississippi Map turtle bask and also I noticed what looked choose he was breathing really heavily through his mouth. He was opening and also closing his mouth, the never totally opened his mouth, like as soon as they (turtles) are taking a drink the water once they are sumberged. He then yawned, i beg your pardon I"ve seen him perform quite abit, quit for a moment, then continued. Is this bad? Or am i over reacting?

My painted hatchling seems to be breathing difficult too i think. As soon as hes basking and im looking at his ago legs he appears to be breathing fast and then preventing for a bit. Is this normal?



DRAGONLAND

Senior Member2,124 postsLocation:Oaxaca, Mexico

It have to be a respiratoy ilness, might be the beginning of a neumony ( , due to the fact that of the yawn)

Quarantine and raise every temps in the habitat by 5°. Above a standard vet as meds will certainly be needed.

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What does "bouncing" in the water mean? mine turt as of late appears to type of bounce sometimes in the water, together if breath hard but it"s tough to tell. It"s head is usually over the water.


I was watching my tiny Mississippi Map turtle bask and also I i found it what looked like he was breathing really greatly through his mouth. He was opening and closing his mouth, the never completely opened his mouth, like as soon as they (turtles) space taking a drink of water when they space sumberged. He then yawned, which I"ve watched him do quite abit, quit for a moment, then continued. Is this bad? Or am i over reacting?

If he is breath (outside the water) v his mouth open, that is a symptom of tortoise pneumonia. That is not common for them to open their mouths once breathing. The difference between pneumonia mouth-breathing & a yawning is that a yawn does not make any type of noise once he opens his mouth. If over there is noise as soon as he is opening his mouth (like a wind rushing noise or "gasping" for breath) take it him to a vet immediately. Pneumonia is easily treated when captured early. It will certainly kill him if he has pneumonia and he doesn"t gain treated.

They do sometimes open your mouths underwater, however that is mostly simply to take it a drink or perhaps yawn & it"s typical for lock to open up their mouth underwater.


We need to obtain the basics of your collection up. What is your water temp and basking temp. ? How huge is her turt and also tank, what kind of filter?

I agree to raising your temps by 5 levels for now till we can number out what is happening and prevent the from keep going again if over there is anything.

If it is URI we have to make sure all is well with the temps and also such specifically after you"ve had to placed money right into vet costs. Girlfriend don"t desire to risk it again!

Do girlfriend see any bubbles coming the end of the sleep while basking? Sure sign of URI!

How room they doing now?

Oh, and how alod are your turts?

Keep us posted! warmth is your turts friend right currently IF there is other wrong.


We need to gain the basics of your collection up. What is her water temp and also basking temp. ? How large is her turt and also tank, what type of filter?

I agree to boosting your temps by 5 levels for currently till we can number out what is happening and also prevent the from happening again if over there is anything.

If it is URI we have to make certain all is well with the temps and such specifically after you"ve had actually to placed money right into vet costs. Friend don"t want to hazard it again!

Do girlfriend see any type of bubbles coming the end of the sleep while basking? Sure authorize of URI!

How room they act now?

Oh, and also how alod room your turts?

Keep us posted! warmth is your turts girlfriend right currently IF there is something wrong.

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The water is 80f, the basking area is 87f on one end and is 91f ~ above the other, the turtle is approximately 4", the tank is a 50g and also I have a Fluval 404. I have actually been security him closely the last few days now and also he hasn"t done it again. He has been acting normal and there have been no bubbles. Ns think it to be a false alarm.


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