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#1 Unholy1761

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 05:53 PM

i believe my turtle has a tapeworm i am almost positive 99%. now i was wondering if there are any over the counter remedies
or should i just take him straight to the vet tapeworm sample in hand?

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 07:28 PM

I've never actually seen a tapeworm.Could you post a pic so i can see and notice it if my turtles ever get it?
Thanks...
I'm not familiar with the issue,but maybe a trip to the vet would be appropriate.
Good luck

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 08:11 AM

you should take the sample to the vet for proper identification and treatment. double bag the worm in water until then.

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 01:19 PM

ill post a pic of the worm when my dad gets off work. i have it in an old pill bottle filled with alcohol should preserve it better than water...

well at least i know feeder fish are off my little guys food menu just sticking to crickets wax worms mealies and turtle pellets now along with some aquatic plants...

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 06:10 PM

What would be the source of tapeworms in a turtle?

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 06:18 PM

What would be the source of tapeworms in a turtle?


my guess is either feeder guppies or crayfish.

sry i havent posted the pic im really not feeling well right now

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 07:35 PM

How about land turtles? ANy one know

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 06:02 PM

I know that with cats and dogs, tapeworm is transmitted by fleas...never heard about turtles getting them though.

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 06:14 PM

Well tapeworms are segmented so they should be fairly easy to identify. Post a pic when you can I'm curious.

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 05:47 PM

Well tapeworms are segmented so they should be fairly easy to identify. Post a pic when you can I'm curious.


There are several videos. On youTube of it the sample I have is not very big so I suggest you check out the videos

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 06:41 AM

How about land turtles? ANy one know


Via eating segments dropped from an infected turtle or mammal. Or if eggs are ingested that may be floating in drinking water. Eggs can also be present in infected soil if droppings occurred there by an infected animal and the turtle is housed on that ground and eats off the ground. In the past I had two wild caught EBT's (saved off the road and later released) that had tapeworm infestations. Treatment is either oral or by injection with Praziquantel based on the turtle's weight.




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