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Sleeping on the dock

Discussion in 'Turtle Behaviour' started by ekw, May 13, 2013.

  1. ekw

    ekw Hatchling Turtle

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    Hi guys,

    I have only just noticed that one of my Macleay River turtles is using the dock a lot, even sleeping on the dock. I have had them for just over 4 months now, and I am worried that it could be sick as it has never done this before. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

    Cheers
     
  2. Craig

    Craig Owner/Administrator/Public Officer
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    Hi ekw,

    Can you please upload some in focus close-up (macro) photos of the underside and top of your turtle, as well as their setup? Can you check you water chemistry and let us know what your water temperature, ammonia, nitrite and nitrate levels are?

    Are you using salt? If so, can you get the salt levels checked and let us know what they are??
     
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    Craig Owner/Administrator/Public Officer
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    Another useless thread without a reply!
     
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  4. smoyle

    smoyle Sub-Adult Turtle
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    Yeah, that's frustrating. Isn't this the same person who was asking today about their turtles being overweight? I don't know how you guys hold your patience sometimes, with people who don't read the care guide despite it being an incredible resource, and don't even bother answering reasonable, non-invasive questions that will help quickly diagnose the problem - and for free! I get frustrated just watching it!
     
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  5. Craig

    Craig Owner/Administrator/Public Officer
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    Yes it is and yes you do have to have a lot of patience, especially if you've been doing this for over 16 years on the forum like I have. It seems as though it's a waste of time but hopefully most people do use our information for the sake of their turtles.

    Most people don't realise that we all volunteer our time to help and that it costs a lot of money to keep a website running like this one does.
     
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  6. Aussiepride83

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    Seems like you're not worried at all champ...
     
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  7. smoyle

    smoyle Sub-Adult Turtle
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    My suspicion is it was too late. Probably feeling guilty now, hence no reply. I hope I'm wrong.
     
  8. Aussiepride83

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    No, You'll be right on mate. Macleays are the most common species that die in captivity due to inexperience and ignorance, hence why AFT does everything to steer newbies away from them as a preference.