Lazy Turtle

by Becky Gellings
(Oregon )

so I got my Red fooded tortoise about a week ago and the first couple of days he was speedin around his tank and eating well, but now all he does is sleep. when I come home he is in the same spot I left him, and there is no sighn that he has been up and around. I had some trouble with keeping his tank warn enough but now it has been staying at a good temp. for him, so i'm not sure wahts wrong...... I'm kinda worryed :(

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Dec 10, 2010
Lazy Turtle
by: Shelly

The warmth should make some difference. You may also need some lighting changes.

Here is a page with information about lighting that might help.

This page is for tortoises, but the same information will apply to turtles as well.

If everything is fine in the heat and light department, please take you animal to the vet for a thorough checkup. You won't want to leave that too long.

Keep it slow and steady.

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