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Post Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:26 pm   appetite loss

Usually my turtle is ravenous and will eat whatever I give him, but a couple of days ago I noticed that he was leaving pellets behind. I thought maybe he was just. being picky, because I feed him a variety of pellets, but he doesnt really seem to want anything except mealworms.

hes never lost his appetite before, not even when I first brought him home or a couple months ago when I moved him into a tub and it's worrying me.

How big is your turtle? 6 inches(?)
How long have you had it? a little more than a year

What is the water temperature? ~80°
Did you use a thermometer? yes
Are you using a water heater? yes
How much water is in there? 100g
Are you using a water conditioner? yes, prime
Are you using any filtration? yes

What is the basking temperature? I dont remember exactly but it has the appropriate range
Is there a basking light? yes
Is there a basking platform that is easy to climb on? yes
What kind is it or what is it made out of? it's a storage totem on pvc pipes
Is there a UVB light? I use a mercury vapor bulb

What have you been trying to feed it? yes
When was the last time your turtle ate? today, but it wasnt much

How big is the tank/pond/enclosure? 110g
Is the tank near a window? yes
Is the tank in a room with a lot of activity? not rlly

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

Is there any other unusual activity/symptoms? not that I've seen
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Post Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:37 am   Re: appetite loss

It's pretty common for RES to slow down during the winter. My RES do this now even though they didn't during the 12+ years I had them. They will be interested in treats like San Francisco Bay Brand Frozen Aquatic Turtle Diet but thats not easy to find around me. The Jello shot works well too: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=17486
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