11/25/11 Buster Update

LK-MHS-11-11-09-01 11/25/11 Buster, the 3.6 pound Kemp’s ridley, went back to the vet today. An xray was taken and looked as though the impaction has broken up.  We still haven’t seen any feces in the tank, so we’ll leave the filter pump off for the...

Brady’s Necropsy 11/18/11

LK-JRO-11-10-30-01 The 4.1 lb. Kemp’s ridley that died 11/5/11 in rehab had a necropsy performed 11/18/11 by Aquarist Christian Legner. There were some anomalies in the intestinal tract, areas where the tissue seemed “stretched.” There was also a...

11/21/11 Buster Update

LK-MHS-11-11-09-01 11/21/11 Buster, the little Kemp’s ridley, made a visit to RIAC where Dr. Mary Burkart administered fluids, B-vitamin complex, and an enema.  Back at the rehab, we force fed capelin to the turtle.  Urates were passed, but no fecal matter...

11-11-11 Romano and Buster

CC-CLL-11-11-06-01  / LK-MHS-11-11-09-01 Romano and Buster ate 1/3 to 1/2 their maximum today!! Buster ate in 0.5 gm portions and Romano spent the first hour ignoring food. THEN, squid proved enticing followed by shrimp. The feeding was slow and individual but...