Why is my turtle not eating?

by Michelle
(Philadelphia pennslyvania United StatesOf America)

One of my RES not eating,closes it's eyes,doe not want to go in water,does open mouth breathing?i feed it baby shrimp,mini krill,and it does not eat the turtle sticks.at first it eats now it does not eat.what do I do?

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Dec 27, 2012
my turle not eaten nythin since a month
by: Anonymous

its winter in India n I have got one turtle which is not eating anyting , just sitting under the sand everytime it comes out of water and seems not interested to go in water , plz suggest

Jan 31, 2012
by: Judy Hunt

I had to remove the contents of this post because it was all in capital letters. That degrades a page on the Internet and I don't want degraded pages on this site. Please feel free to post again in normal type.

Keep it slow and steady.

May 22, 2011
Why my turtle is not eating
by: Chicklet

my turtle is not eating from past 10 days and from last 3 days he is not active, the temp is room temp which should be 36 C I have two other RES and they are eating pretty well. their diet is only eating pellets one time a in a day..
My this turtle which is not keeping well is droopy and does not move around like he used to please HELPPPPPPPPP

May 27, 2010
Why is my turtle not eating?
by: SusanWhy is my turtle not eating?

Well, first of all I am missing some facts, like water temperature, basking temperature, UVA light and UVB, temp of air, what is he getting for Vitamin A and calcium etc. age of turtle, size of tank.. Okay, when eyes are closed, that indicates he is not getting enough Vitamin from his diet. The open mouth breathing is telling me, he has the beginning of a respiratory problem which is caused by lack of heat or too much humidity. His basking area should have a temperature of high 80's to low 90's, depending on age, the water temp should be mid 70's to low 80'.. when sick, raise the temp to low 80's, now the moister in the tank also has to escape, so a good vented lid will help with that, and keeping room temp low 70's in house..UVB light should be at a suitable distance, now I use A COIL, uvb BULB OF 10, and works very well.. Now for his main diet, I feed mine a few calcium fortified pellets in morning and few pellets again in late afternoon. I add Romaine lettuce, and English cucumber, and he loves that, no other treats, as too high fat and protein and he doesn't need it...I also figure what works, why change it. I added the lettuce at about 5-6 months, and later the cucumber, which he chases around the tank...This will keep his eyes bright and shell hard, also i add shaved cuddle bone to water for extra calcium...water always fresh. The vitamin drops that they sell, do not work.. A vet will give him the vitamin A shot, as this will get into his system faster and have a chance to work... I would get some advice from a vet that deals with Equatic animals, a.s.a.p. I hope this has given you some helpful information, and I wish you the best of luck..sincerely, Susan.

May 26, 2010
by: Anonymous

Sounds like it's time to see a vet.

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