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.