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Sorry, I didn't;t get the little one's name... Can you please repeat that for me?
Perfect, thank you! Is he well in himself otherwise? Does he eat normally? Do the faeces look normal?
Is there any chance you can send me a quick video?
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Based on the very limited information you have provided so far, my best recommendation is to book the little one a hands-on consult at your local vet. Gasping for air can have many causes from fungal infections to anatomical abnormalities. He is very young to have collapsing trachea but I still can't exclude that either. After a full health evaluation and a complete thoracic exam, the vet might recommend taking a quick X-ray to better understand the nature of this condition. Please make sure your local vet is familiar with examining and treating turtles - if not, feel free to ask for a referral to an Exotics Specialist.
If you have any further questions, feel free to ask.
Yes, I can recommend a vet for you based on your postcode. Where are you located?
Normally the vet choice is a matter of personal preference, as owners often read reviews and call around to see if surgeries are happy to see exotics. But I can certainly have a look into this and see if I can't find any Exotics Clinic near you (once you provide me with your postcode).
Yes, please. Send me a video as soon as you have one.