Giblet

Green (Chelonia mydas)

Age Class Juvenile
Gender Unknown
Date Stranded November 18, 2018
Location of Stranding Longboat Key
Date of Arrival November 18, 2018
Number of Days of Care 151 days
Giblet

11/18/2018  Turtle was found near Country Club Shores on Longboat Key with a very fresh boat strike to its carapace.  Animal was given subcutaneous fluids, antibiotics, and was dry docked overnight.

11/19/2018  Giblet was relocated to a rehabilitation pool in shallow water.  Had no interest in eating yet, so will given subcutaneous fluids daily.

11/27/2018 Giblet ate lettuce today!  Turtle is actively swimming around the tank, so the water depth is being slowly increased.  

12/10/2018  Giblet is now foraging for all food types offered.  Tank is increased to full depth.  Fracture on carapace is steadily healing.

12/27/2018  Blood values are improving and wound continues to heal well.  Injectable antibiotics were discontinued.  Giblet remains active and is foraging all prey items offered.

01/21/2019  Superficial fracture is completely healed.  Deeper fracture continues to slowly heal as well.  Giblet is active and is eating well.

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