What causes septicemia in turtles?

What causes septicemia in turtles?

Septicemia: Septicemia, or blood poisoning, is a condition where there is a bacterial presence in the blood. Previous illness, infection, injury or improper habitat may be an indirect cause of septicemia.

What kind of health problems do red eared sliders have?

Getty Images/Stacey Udstuen/EyeEm Improper environmental conditions and diet are among the most common culprits when it comes to health problems in red eared sliders. Diseases such as metabolic bone disease (MBD) and vitamin A deficiency are seen in many kinds of reptiles including red eared sliders.

What to do with a red eared slider?

Adrienne Kruzer, RVT, has worked with a variety of animals for over 15 years, including birds of prey, reptiles, and small mammals. Caring for a red eared slider properly requires more than just a bowl with a little bit of water and a rock. Aquatic turtles, including red eared sliders, need much more in the way of housing and lighting.

Can a red eared slider lay eggs in the water?

Although they will drop them in the water, this is not a red eared slider’s preferred way to lay eggs. Some females will retain their eggs rather than dropping them in water if they do not have a nest and will become egg bound (a serious problem).

How big of a tank do Red Eared Sliders need?

Small aquariums are good for young turtles but as red eared sliders mature they will require a tank that can hold well over 100 gallons of water. Creative turtle owners use all sorts of novel housing ideas to meet the roomy requirements of their red eared sliders using things like pre-formed plastic pond liners to make homes more like indoor ponds.

What do you need to know about red eared sliders?

You should understand the care any Slider needs before adopting one. Like most aquatic turtles, they need an aquarium with plenty of space, décor and perches. Heat and UVB are also essential, so fixtures and thermostats are needed to create a suitable habitat.

What does it mean if your earlobes are red?

If your earlobes are bright red and burn, then you may have red ear syndrome (RES). It’s such a rare condition that we still have much to learn about it. We do know there are two major types: Primary red ear syndrome. This is the most common form. It’s more likely to affect children, teens, and young adults.

Where does the bleeding come from in the ear?

The bleeding can come from the outer, middle, or inner part of your ear. The outer ear is the part you see. It pulls sound into a tube called the ear canal that connects with the inner ear. The middle ear sends sounds to the inner ear.

What does it mean when your earlobes burn?

The telltale signs are red earlobes that burn. You may notice the symptoms in one or both ears, or they might switch from one side of your face to the other. How much pain they cause, how often they happen, and how long they last varies from person to person. Most people with red ear say the burn is mild and feels like an ache.