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Aquatic Herps: Amphibians, Reptiles

 

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  Amphibians, Turtles, Other Aquatic Reptiles:


 
Amphibians: Frogs, Toads, Newts and Salamanders
FAQs on: Amphibians, Amphibians 2,
FAQs on: Amphibian Identification, Amphibian Behavior, Amphibian Compatibility, Amphibian Stocking/Selection, Amphibian Systems, Amphibian Feeding, Amphibian Disease, Amphibian Reproduction,
FAQs by Species/Groups: Frogs Other Than African and Clawed, African Dwarf Frogs, Newts & Salamanders (plus see below), Rubber Eels/Caecilians,

Frogs & Toads:

   Anurans, Frogs & Toads
FAQs on: Frogs Other Than African and Clawed 1, Frogs other Than African & Clawed 2,
FAQs on: General Frog Identification, General Frog Behavior, General Frog Compatibility, General Frog Stocking/Selection, General Frog Systems, General Frog Feeding, General Frog Health, General Frog Reproduction,
FAQs by Species/Groups:
Bullfrogs
, Fire Belly Toads, Leopard Frogs, Surinam Toads/Pipa, Tadpoles of all Sorts, Toads/Terrestrial Frogs, White's Tree Frogs,

      Keeping African Clawed Frogs and African Dwarf Frogs by Neale Monks,
FAQs on: African Dwarf Frogs and African Clawed Frogs,

     African Dwarf Frogs (ADFs), Genus Hymenochirus
FAQs on: African Dwarf Frogs 1, African Dwarf Frogs 2,
FAQs on: ADF Identification, ADF Behavior, ADF Compatibility, ADF Stocking/Selection, ADF Systems, ADF Feeding, &

FAQs on African Dwarf Frog Disease: ADF Health/Disease 1, ADF Health 2, ADF Health 3, ADF Health 4,
FAQs on African Dwarf Frog Disease by Category: Diagnosis, Environmental, Nutritional, Social, Trauma, Infectious (Virus, Bacterial, Fungal), Parasitic, Treatments,
FAQs on African Dwarf Frog Reproduction/Breeding: ADF Reproduction,


    Xenopus laevis, the Eat'em Uppers we call African Clawed Frogs (ACFs)
FAQs on: African Clawed Frogs,
FAQs on: Xenopus Identification, Xenopus Behavior, Xenopus Compatibility, Xenopus Stocking/Selection, Xenopus Systems, Xenopus Feeding, &
FAQs on Xenopus Disease: Xenopus Disease 1, Xenopus Health 2, Xenopus Health 3, Xenopus Health 4, Xenopus Health ,
FAQs on Xenopus Disease by Category: Diagnosis, Environmental, Nutritional, Social, Trauma, Infectious (Virus, Bacterial, Fungal), Parasitic, Treatments,
FAQs on Xenopus Reproduction/Breeding: Xenopus Reproduction


Newts & Salamanders:

   Urodelans: Amphibians w/ Tails; Newts, Salamanders,
FAQs on:
Newts & Salamanders, &
FAQs by Groups/Species: Axolotls,
Eastern Newts
(Notophthalmus viridescens)
, Efts, Fire Belly Newts, Hellbenders, Paddletail Newts, Sirens, Tiger Salamanders, Water Dog/Mudpuppies,

Rubber Eels:

   Caecilians & FAQs on: Rubber Eels/Caecilians, 


Turtles... Please read through the following before writing us:

Freshwater Turtles

1.      Caring for your turtle:  Turtles don’t need much, but what they do need they MUST have!  Read our Basic Care guide here:

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/FWSubWebIndex/RESCareBarton.htm

 

2.      What should I feed my turtle?

 

·         See link above to our Basic Care guide for specific feeding instructions.

 

·         Green foods for turtles
http://www.redearslider.com/plants.html

This article lists some healthy plants you can give your turtle as a supplement to his main diet (see Basic Care guide above for more info on diet).

Many freshwater turtles are omnivores and eat a substantial amount of plant material in the wild.  Plants account for 50% of the diet of juvenile red-ear sliders in the wild, and more than 75% of the diet of the adults.

                                                        

3.      I think my turtle may need to lay eggs. What should I do? This article describes some of your options: http://www.wetwebmedia.com/FWSubWebIndex/TurtleReproArtDarrel.htm

 

4.      Is your turtle sick?  Read here first before contacting us –

 

·         A home care guide for the most common illnesses*:

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/FWSubWebIndex/treating%20RES%20Dis%20DarrelB.htm

*Note:  These are only general guidelines. If this is an emergency or your turtle is gravely ill, he (or she!) should be seen immediately by a qualified veterinarian for a thorough examination of his physical condition and behavior.

 

·         Labored breathing, wheezing, mucus from the nose/mouth*:

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/FWSubWebIndex/turtrespart.htm*This condition needs prompt veterinarian attention as it can quickly deteriorate.

 

·         Swollen or closed eyes:

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/FWSubWebIndex/turteyedisart.htmThis is a common condition when turtles are kept improperly; in particular when the diet is lacking in Vitamin A.  Depending on the severity and the presence of other symptoms it may also require prompt veterinarian attention, as well as a review of diet and environmental conditions.

 

·         Shells smelly and/or rotting:

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/FWSubWebIndex/turtshellrot.htmShell rot is a common problem when turtles are kept in dirty water, are lacking key nutrients in their diet, and/or when they don’t have a source of UV-B light, which is essential for the proper growth of their shell plates. Treat/clean the shell, then fix the environmental conditions.

How and where to write us for help: About Asking the WWM Crew a Question


Turtles: General, Systems, Feeding, Reproduction...

   Turtles & Reptiles, Care & General Information, by Sue Garrett,
Turtles, Sliders, Tortoises, the Chelonians,
FAQs on: Turtles 1Turtles 2,

   Turtles, ID/Physical Attributes (Species ID, Sexing, Aging), Part 1, Part 2, Part 3,
by Sue Garrett,

Guidelines for ID Questions by Lynn Zurik,
ID Guide Flowchart by Lynn Zurik,
FAQs on Turtle Identification: Turtle Identification 1, Turtle ID 2, Turtle ID 3, Turtle ID 4, Turtle ID  ,

FAQs on Turtle Behavior: Turtle Behavior 1, Turtle Over-Wintering/"Hibernation"/Brumination, &

   Turtle Stocking & Compatibility Part 1,
Part 2,
Part 3,
by Sue Garrett
FAQs on Turtle Compatibility: Turtle Compatibility 1,

FAQs on Turtle Stocking, Selection: Turtle Stocking/Selection 1,

   Turtles and Other Animals for Ponds
FAQs on: Pond Turtles

    Turtle Systems (to be written, placed)

FAQs on Turtle Systems: Turtle Systems 1, Turtle Systems 2, Ponds and Turtles, , 
FAQs on: Turtle Enclosures, Turtle System Filtration/Cleaning, Turtles & Light (UV plus), Turtle System Heating/Cooling, Turtle Substrates & Decor, Aquatic Turtle Basking Areas, Turtle System Maintenance/Holidays, Overwintering Environments, &

   Turtle Foods/Feeding/Nutrition (to be written, placed)

FAQs on Turtle Foods/Feeding/Nutrition: Turtle Feeding 1, RES Feeding, Turtle Holiday/Vacation Feeding,

Turtle Health (see next tray below),

FAQs on Turtle Reproduction: Turtle Reproduction 1, RES Reproduction/Young YBS Reproduction/Young, (plus see below),


Turtles by Species

 
FAQs by Species: Musk/Mud Turtles, & Painted Turtles, Map Turtles (Graptemys spp.), ( Other Aquatic Emydids (Bog, Cooters, Pond, Wood, Map...), Softshells, Snapping Turtles, Mata Matas, Other Side/Snake Neck Turtles, Terrestrial Turtles/Tortoises (Including Box, Wood Turtles,), Terrapins

     Red Ear Slider Care by Gage Harford,
The Care and Keeping of the Red Eared Slider, Trachemys scripta elegans by Darrel Barton,
FAQs on: RESliders 1RESliders 2, RESliders 3, RESliders 4, RESliders 5, RESliders ,
FAQs on: Red Eared Slider Identification, RES Behavior 1, RES Behavior 2, RES Behavior 3, RES Behavior 4, & RES Compatibility, RES Stocking/Selection, RES Systems, RES Systems 2, RES Systems 3, RES Systems 4, RES Systems 5, RES Systems , & RES Feeding, RES Health (see below), & RES Reproduction/Young (plus see below), RES Reproduction  , RES Reproduction  , RES Reproduction  , RES Reproduction  ,

     Yellow Bellied Sliders/Cooters (Trachemys & Pseudemys spp.) (to be written)
FAQs on: Yellow Bellied Sliders/YBS/Cooters 1, YBS 2, YBS 3, YBS 4,
FAQs on: YBS ID, YBS Behavior, YBS Compatibility, YBS Selection, YBS Systems, YBS Feeding, YBS Disease, YBS Reproduction/Young,

  Other Reptiles
FAQs on: Other Aquatic Reptiles Non-Aquatic Reptiles, Terrestrial Turtles/Tortoises (Including Box, Wood Turtles,),  


Turtle Health/Disease


     Treating Common Illnesses of the Red Ear Slider, RES (& other Emydid Turtles) by Darrel Barton,
FAQs on: Turtle Disease 1, Turtle Disease 2, Turtle Disease 3,
FAQs on Turtle Health by Type: Diagnosis, Environmental, Traumas, Social, Nutritional, Growths/Tumors, Infectious, Parasitic, References,

Red Eared Slider Disease
FAQs on RES Health: Red Eared Slider (RES) Disease 1, RES Disease/Health 2, RES Disease 3, RES Health 4, RES Health 5, RES Health 6, RES Health 7, RES Health 8, RES Health 9, RES Health 10, RES Health 11, RES Health 12, RES Health 13, RES Health ,  <Plus see below re Shell Conditions> 
FAQs on RES Health by Type: Diagnosis, Environmental, Traumas, Social, Nutritional, Growths/Tumors, Infectious, Parasitic, Treatments, References,

     Turtle eye diseases; Recognising and treating eye diseases in pet turtles by Neale Monks,
FAQs on: Turtle Eye Disease,  

     So your turtle has the Flu? Recognizing and treating respiratory infections in pet turtles by Neale Monks,
FAQs on: Turtle Respiratory Disease,

     Shell Rot & Other Shell Conditions in Turtles by Gage Harford 
Shells smelly and/or rotting:
http://www.wetwebmedia.com/FWSubWebIndex/turtshellrot.htm Shell rot is a common problem when turtles are kept in dirty water, are lacking key nutrients in their diet, and/or when they don’t have a source of UV-B light, which is essential for the proper growth of their shell plates. Treat/clean the shell, then fix the environmental conditions.
FAQs on: Shell Rot and Conditions 1, Shell Rot, Conditions 2, Shell Rot, Conditions 3, Shell Rot, Conditions 4, Shell Conditions 5, Shell Conditions 6, Shell Conditions 7, Shell Conditions 8, Shell Conditions 9, Shell Conditions 10, Shell Conditions 11, Shell Conditions 12, Shell Conditions 13, Shell Conditions 14, Shell Conditions 15, Shell Conditions 16, Shell Conditions 17, Shell Conditions ,

Turtle Medications:
Vitamins, Sulfa Drugs, Salts (not!),


Turtle Reproduction, Care of Young


     My Turtle Laid Eggs. What do I do? by Darrel Barton
FAQs on: Turtle Reproduction & Young, RES Reproduction & Young, YBS Reproduction/Young,
FAQs on: Young Turtle Identification, Young Turtle Behavior, Young Turtle Compatibility, Young Turtle Stocking/Selection, Young Turtle Systems, Young Turtle Feeding, Young Turtle Disease
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