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i have a red ear slider measuring 1.5 to 2 inches and is not eating... I'm based in India and i brought him home 25 days back.. today i saw 4 worms measuring 0.4mm in length ....please tell me how to get him alright...

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Hello Jessica,

Oh no, he has tape worms?
You can get some panacur to deworm him.  I can help with dosing if you need.  Can you get some panacur from a local feed store or from a vet?
That would be why he is not eating, as they are making him ill & competing for food in his GI tract.

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Tracie Kretzschmar

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I can answer questions pertaining to health, UVB specifics, overall husbandry care & supplementation, analysis of blood test results, and behavioral problems & handling. I can answer questions pertaining to bearded dragons, leopard geckos, iguanas, uromastyx & ball pythons. I can answer adeno virus related questions in bearded dragons, & then specifically about the testing methods as well. I am beginning an Pogona Adeno Testing Society in 2008 which will help to begin to start some standardization within the bearded dragon colonies of the breeders who choose to test.

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I have been working with bearded dragons for over 5 years now, as well as leopard geckos, too. I am currently doing rescues, as well. I hope to be able to educate people prior to them purchasing an exotic pet in order to avoid any health crisis with them.

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I have a master's degree in sports medicine & physiology, & 1 year of vet tech schooling, & am currently working on a reptile certification through the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council.

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