Do turtles like bubbles?

They love the bubbler, especially the 5 inch round one. They will swim against the bubbles and then sit in the middle of the round bubbler and let their body get pushed up by the bubbles. One of my turtles begs every night to be played with.

Are there any sea turtles in Southeast Asia?

Globally 7 species of sea turtle are recognised, of which 5 are known to nest in Southeast Asia. The other 2 species are the Flatback Turtle, which only nests in Australia (although its feeding grounds do extend into eastern Indonesia), and Kemp’s Ridley Turtle which only occurs in the western Atlantic Ocean.

What kind of turtle has a big head?

The unique Big-headed Turtle (Platysternon megacephalum) is the only member of the family Platysternidae: it is included in the superfamily Testudinoidea, which also includes the Testudinidae (land tortoises), Geoemydidae (Asian hard-shelled terrapins) and Emydidae (new world terrapins).

What makes a softshell turtle different from a terrapin?

Softshell turtles lack hard, rigid scales or scutes – instead they possess a pliable, leathery carapace. Thus, they are flatter and less domed than hard-shell terrapins, which allows them to more easily submerge and to lie undetected on muddy or silty substrates.

Why is my turtle blowing bubbles and wheezing?

Turtle is blowing bubbles, wheezing, swimming lopsided, gaping or has excessive mucus around nose or mouth. This indicates a Respiratory Infection (RI), which can often arise when the turtle does not have access to a dry basking area, or humidity is allowed to build up (common in aquarium setups with a lid).

Why does my turtle have a lump on the side of its head?

If you notice lumps, bumps or swelling under the skin of a turtle, it might be a sign of an abscess. These can occur pretty much anywhere on a turtle. Turtles are susceptible to middle ear infections which can result in an aural abscess that can be seen on the side of their heads.

Why is the bottom of my turtle’s shell pink?

Turtle’s skin or plastron (bottom of shell) appears pink or red. This can indicate a blood infection (septicaemia). Treating Septicaemia Increase the water temperature to aid the turtle’s immune system, and consult a qualified professional for antibiotic treatment.

What kind of depression does a box turtle have?

Depression on Plastron. The plastron is the bottom of a turtle’s shell. As a characteristic of box turtles they possess a hinge on their plastron allowing for them to completely close up their shells. Males have an indention on the posterior end of their plastron (below the hinge).This depression allows the.