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    My Turtle's Butt Won't Stop Floating!!!

    I am having a bit of a problem, my poor Alligator Snapping Turtle, Reese's butt started floating today : (

    I have noticed he is belching alot and he did eat something new (we were told by a vet he should try Water Hyacinth and Water Lettuce) well we put a little of each in last night and now his butt won't go down. He is very active and isn't acting strange (very much his normal self) except he can't get his butt down. He is having no trouble swimming, no trouble eating (trust me his appetite is just fine), and no trouble breathing just has a floating butt and seems to be belching.

    I have removed the small plants and cleaned the tank. (Don't necessarily want to call that vet again.) Any suggestions on what could cause this, what I can do for him, or anything else I should look out for?

    This has never happened before and the other two turtles (who both have eaten less and only ate the lettuce -they are also in a seperate tank) are showing no side effects.

    I have also noticed that his cloaca seems to be slightly swollen.






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    Re: My Turtle's Butt Won't Stop Floating!!!

    Hi, welcome to the site! Sorry, I don't own a turtle, but I'm sure that a member will come by to give you a hand.
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    Re: My Turtle's Butt Won't Stop Floating!!!

    Thanks for the welcome.

    An update: Reese is doing much better this morning. I guess he belched his way down the way Charlie did in the bubble room of the Chocolate Factory.

    Not sure which plant caused him to float like a Macy's day balloon or if it was just the amount he ate, he is a glutton, I am just glad he is doing better.

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    Re: My Turtle's Butt Won't Stop Floating!!!

    What kind of Aquatic Turtle is he?

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    Re: My Turtle's Butt Won't Stop Floating!!!

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    I am having a bit of a problem, my poor Alligator Snapping Turtle, Reese's butt started floating today : (
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    Re: My Turtle's Butt Won't Stop Floating!!!

    Thank you Merlin. I must have missed that part.

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    Re: My Turtle's Butt Won't Stop Floating!!!

    An alligator snapping turtle. He is about two years old. And as of right now his butt is securely down, Yay!!! And he is no longer swollen anywhere : ) Thank goodness.

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    Re: My Turtle's Butt Won't Stop Floating!!!

    Is it possible that it could have been a case of too much gas? Maybe something he ate?
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