My tortoise won't eat.

by Katie-jane

My tortoise has been awake for about a mouth now (march 4th, he work up) and he wont eat anything, i've tryed melon, apple, pear and a few other thing and he turns away or hides when i put food down. What Should i do???

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Apr 08, 2010
by: Anonymous

thankyou for the comment will keep you posted.

Apr 08, 2010
Bathe him
by: Neese

Have you tried putting him in water, so he can rehydrate? As a reminder, tortoises can't if you are new to this, make sure that the water isn't too deep....just about up to his chin...or just a bit his mouth is NOT submerged. I usually heat the water just a bit in the microwave, so it is comfortable to the touch. Stir the water to make sure it isn't hot, and use a water conditioner like Zoo Med Reptisafe, as directed on the bottle. This will take out the chlorine in the water. Keep him in the bath for 5-10 minutes. It is normal for a tortoise to go to the bathroom in the that is normal. A white discharge is also normal. A well hydrated tortoise should feel heavy. If he doesn't...take him to the vet immediately. Dehydration is very serious. Also make sure that he has a heat lamp so he can stay warm...that is very important.

Good luck.

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