Sigh, I almost forgot to mention -
I went my geology lab today and was distracted 90% of the time because there was a red-eared slider in a tank on the counter.
And by ‘on the counter’ you know it’s automatically too small. An adult (and she was let me tell u) needs at least a 100 gallon. <_> The tank looked to be 30-40 gallons. The areas for her to get out of the water were too small, and there was no basking lamp, just a fluorescent light.
And don’t they need UVB? She had VERY obvious shell damage. And was missing at least one toe when I looked. Poor thing.
scalestails Know any good resources? Not just care sheets but maybe scholarly resources? I’m going to email the professor in charge of the turtle but it’s going to REALLY difficult to change anything because
- She’s a biology professor and will of course think she knows far better than me
- It’s probably a display animal and the school has to pay for its care and isn’t going to want to buy a 100+ gallon
There was also a black kingsnake in a 15 on the counter with a basic light and no heat that I could see and I don’t even k n o w what to say about that
I hate our science department like
DOES IT NOT REFLECT BADLY ON YOU AND THE UNIVERSITY THAT YOU TAKE SHIT CARE OF YOUR ‘EDUCATIONAL’ ANIMALS?