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Post Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 1:02 pm   Re: Sheldon isn't eating....

Any luck with chicken or carrots?
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Post Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 7:45 pm   Re: Sheldon isn't eating....

She hates carrots. I'm going to try pellets tomorrow morning. Yesterday she ate another shrimp ball after an exhausting session of shell checking. Her bottom scute shed is dirtier than I realized. :(
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Post Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 10:25 pm   Re: Sheldon isn't eating....

Hi, i'm new here but thought I would chime in. Is Sheldon a girl? Could it be she needs to lay eggs? No mate needed. My girl has no mate and lays eggs every year. She will not eat 2 to 3 weeks before she lays. She lives outdoors in koi pond for the summer and every year around this time she searches for the perfect sunny spot. Just a thought and pardon me if I am misinterpreting Sheldon's situation. Not sure how to find out background info like age and sex in your "introduction"
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Post Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 10:27 pm   Re: Sheldon isn't eating....

I also read somewhere that liver is smelly enough to attract a sick turtle and has great vitamins. - use only to entice not as a regular food source
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:32 am   Re: Sheldon isn't eating....

Sheldon is in fact a girl. She has never laid eggs yet and I'm kind of hoping this isn't it. She hasn't tried to escape her tank or anything else. Right now the only odd thing is that she isn't eating - which by now has also translated to not pooping. She still swims and was basking the other day. The new pellets arrived last night so I'm going to see if she's bored with the old ones. I appreciate your input!
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:15 pm   Re: Sheldon isn't eating....

Let us know how it goes!
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:43 pm   Re: Sheldon isn't eating....

Ok so this morning, she didn't even look at the pellets. This afternoon, Mom helped me look over her shell and Sheldon got some workout in.

She then proceeded to eat another shrimp ball and I caught her eating pellets off the bottom of the tank. I was going to skip trying to feed tomorrow and see what happens on Saturday, Unless someone else has other thoughts...

P.S. I scheduled Sheldon's checkup with the Vet for Tuesday.
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Post Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:00 am   Re: Sheldon isn't eating....

I guess I would keep trying, did she like the new pellets?
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Post Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:30 am   Re: Sheldon isn't eating....

She liked the new pellets but she ate them in the afternoon, not the morning, and she had some on Friday too. She wasn't interested this morning but maybe by the time I get home, they'll be gone.
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Post Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:38 am   Re: Sheldon isn't eating....

What happens if you don't give it to her in the morning, but when you get back? She might need to work up an appetite during the day.
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Post Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:17 pm   Re: Sheldon isn't eating....

Just got home and some of the pellets are missing and she's basking. You could be right. Maybe when I get home from work I should try and feed her.
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:56 pm   Re: Sheldon isn't eating....

Sheldon! What the heck is up?!?
I am glad she ate, even if it was off schedule. Crossing my fingers for you!
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:05 pm   Re: Sheldon isn't eating....

Penelope! So glad to hear from you. As for Sheldon - she's seemingly back to normal. Basking, eating lettuce, and pellets, and making a mess. I guess it just takes the vet poking your organs to get you back to normal. lol
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:48 pm   Re: Sheldon isn't eating....

Isn't that the truth!
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