Respiratory Infections


Unfortunately respiratory infections are very common in pet turtles. A variety of factors can cause respiratory infections, many of which are unavoidable. To do what you can to avoid this condition, ensure that the temperature and humidity levels are in line with what is suggested for your turtle. Our turtle care sheets will go a long way in providing you with this knowledge. Maintaining proper humidity and temperature levels is just about all you can do to avoid respiratory infections in your turtle.

Signs of respiratory infections include stressed breathing, runny nose, swollen ears and overall lethargy. If you do believe that your turtle has a respiratory infection check the temperature and humidity of your turtles’ habitat and take the turtle to a veterinarian for confirmation of the diagnosis and treatment.

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