Home    |    What's New    |    Company Information    |    Our Services    |    Locations    |    Members' Lounge    |    View Cart

Author Topic: Terrapin Floating on Water  (Read 2890 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

KX_Chng

  • Guest
Terrapin Floating on Water
« on: 04-March-2012 07:11:03 »
Hi,

I have 4 little terrapins which newly bought.

1 of the little terrapin seem do not like to swim in the water. And just recently, I found out that it float on the water which different from other 3. Whenever I try to put it back to the water, it will quickly swim back to the turtle bank.

I change the water almost 2 days once.

1. What should I do?
2. Will it affect the other 3?

Please help me, thanks!

Pet Care Consultant

  • Guest
Re: Terrapin Floating on Water
« Reply #1 on: 05-March-2012 09:34:31 »
Hi KX_Chng

In an ideal terrapin terrarium setting, a good water conditioning is important for a more responsive, healthier and more active terrapins.

Water conditioning includes good ambient temperature. This is usually within the range of 24-28 degrees centigrade, which such temperature plummet to a lower temperature, the tendency of the terrapin doesn't want to swim and looks for basking lights.

Other parameters of water conditioning should also be considered such as ammonia levels, which can be detrimental to your pet. Ammonia accumulates faster when unconsumed food are left within your terrarium. hence it is important to remove these food after pet's eating time.

Consider too, providing basking UV light intended for terrapins, these can help strenghten their shell as well as maintaining their optimum health.

For other related information, please visit and talk to our Pet Care Consultants in all our PLC outlets.

Warm regards,

Eliezer M. Bauzon, DVM RN

 

E-mail Exclusives
Sign up to receive special offers and promotions
E-mail address
Shipping Info
Track an Order
Help
Home What's New Company Information Our Services Members' Lounge
Products
Pet Adoption
Forum
Journal
The Pet Safari
Press Releases
Promotions
New Products
Pet Contests
Events
Downloads
Featured Brands
Did You Know?
Photo Gallery
Corporate Profile
Mission And Vision
Service Philosophy
Pet Lovers Centre Story
Key Milestones
Logo Rationale
Pet Lovers Foundation
PLC Franchise
Join Our Team
Our Commitments
Our Privacy Policy
Contact Us
Sitemap
Grooming Centres
Locations - Asia's preferred Pet Store!
Veterinary Clinics
Dog Bakery
Dog Training
Home Delivery
Sale of Puppies
Doggiestyle Cafe
Pet Transport
What You Want
Kitten Bonus Plan
Puppy Bonus Plan
Pet Tag
Pet Care and Animal Info
E-Zine
PLC Magazine
Online Store
Redemption Area
VIP Card
Check Your Points
Credit Points Form
Lucky Draw
Merchant Partners
Friends of PLC