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Post Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:59 pm   Turtle not eating

I have a female res I think. She hasn't eaten in over 3 weeks I am sooooo worried. She is supposedly laying eggs. What do I do??!!! :cry:
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Post Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:07 pm   Re: Turtle not eating

Have you felt for any eggs or confirmed it in anyway?
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Post Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:12 pm   Re: Turtle not eating

steve wrote:Have you felt for any eggs or confirmed it in anyway?

I found multiple white things that someone confirmed to be eggs. I don't know how accurate they are but they seemed to know their stuff.
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Post Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:05 pm   Re: Turtle not eating

If she's finished laying her eggs, she should be back to normal. So either she's still has a few eggs in her or she might be sick. Either way, there should be periods of time where she wants to eat. How her tank is setup, and what she's being offered could be playing a big role in this behavior.

Have you tried treats/live prey?
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Post Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:47 pm   Re: Turtle not eating

steve wrote:If she's finished laying her eggs, she should be back to normal. So either she's still has a few eggs in her or she might be sick. Either way, there should be periods of time where she wants to eat. How her tank is setup, and what she's being offered could be playing a big role in this behavior.

Have you tried treats/live prey?


She finally ate something last night! I fed her about 5 reptomin sticks.
She still kicks her hind legs though.
Thanks for everything.
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Post Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:52 am   Re: Turtle not eating

I'd still try to find out if she needs to nest. Glad to hear she ate!
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Post Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:33 pm   Re: Turtle not eating

steve wrote:I'd still try to find out if she needs to nest. Glad to hear she ate!

How do I find out if she still needs to nest?
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Post Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:55 pm   Re: Turtle not eating

Try to feel for eggs...

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:07 pm   Re: Turtle not eating

steve wrote:Try to feel for eggs...


Ok thanks for everything. Really appreciate it!
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Post Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:59 am   Re: Turtle not eating

No problem, let us know how it goes!
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