Can a turtle get over a respiratory infection?
Treatment of respiratory tract infections usually involves administration of antibiotics, given orally, through injection, or possibly as nose drops. Very sick turtles may require intensive care, including fluid therapy and force feeding, in the hospital. Abscesses are treated surgically.
How do you bring a turtle back to life?
What To Do If Your Turtle Can Be Revived?
- Grasp the turtle’s head behind the ears at the base of the skull and extend the neck completely.
- Turn it head-down / tail-up and open its mouth.
- After the dripping stops, place the turtle on a flat surface (belly-down) keeping its neck extended.
What should you do if your turtle has a respiratory infection?
If keeping the turtle warmer (85 to 90 degrees F) does not work, go to a qualified vet. Respiratory infections are very deadly and injections of Baytril (enrofloxacin antibiotic) may be needed. Injuries should be treated with an antibiotic with the turtle kept out of the water except to eat and drink.
What should I do if my turtle won’t heal?
The part that won’t heal will just shrivel up and fall away. It is your responsibility to keep it clean. If infection occurs, take your turtle to the vet. Leave your turtle alone to heal, but do the necessary tasks. Is My Turtle Dead?
What happens if you give a turtle a Baytril injection?
Upper Respiratory Infection and Giving Baytril Injections: This is very common for all box turtles and also for aquatic turtles. A turtle with an upper respiratory infection will usually have bubbles coming from his/her nose, be listless, not eat, and make strange lung noises. While common, this is also VERY deadly.
What kind of problems can a sea turtle have?
Some common problems include fungus, shell rot, swollen eyes, respiratory tract infections, and injuries. Shell rot will give the shell a strange color, it may be spongy, and it may produce a discharge when squeezed. These rotted areas must be removed and covered in antibiotics with the turtle kept dry except to drink and eat.