Urgent Care :: New RES

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Post Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:27 pm   New RES

How big is your turtle? 4 in
How long have you had it? 3 days

What is the water temperature? 70-80 F
Did you use a thermometer? Yes
Are you using a water heater? No
How much water is in there? 3.5 In.
Are you using a water conditioner? No
Are you using any filtration? No

What is the basking temperature? not sure
Is there a basking light? Yes
Is there a basking platform that is easy to climb on? A floating dock that I got from Petsmart.
What kind is it or what is it made out of? I'm not too sure, foamy thing.
Is there a UVB light? Yes

What have you been trying to feed it? Yes
When was the last time your turtle ate? Not in these past 3 days :(

How big is the tank/pond/enclosure? 10 G
Is the tank near a window? No
Is the tank in a room with a lot of activity? Meh it's in my room

Have you read the Basic Care section? Yes
Have you searched the forums for similar situations? Yes

Is there any other unusual activity/symptoms? Opening mouth under water, not eating :/

Hi guys, I'm new to the turtle world. I got my RES three days ago and I've tried to get him to eat but he just won't. Temperature for the water has been 70-85 F. Also, he's been holding opening his mouth underwater and I don't know if that's normal.
PLS HELP. I'm a worried parent. :(
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Post Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:08 am   Re: New RES

Hi, the water temperature should not vary that greatly. What kinds of food have you tried? Live prey (minnows) work really well. I'd also suggest a soak in a small container with warm water, some Pedialyte, and add in some crumbled up pellets.
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