General Care Discussion :: Loss of appetite

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Post Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2022 11:31 pm   Loss of appetite

Hello! I have a 13 year old red slider who has suddenly lost her appetite. This has never happened before. She, as usual, gets excited when I approach with her pellets, but won’t touch them. Usually loves different kinds of lettuce but won’t eat that either. Very possible a change in water temp as we did recently add water, and the outdoor temps have dropped significantly this week as well. What can I do now? Should I add some warm water to her tank to warm it more? Buy a higher voltage basking bulb? She’s just never ever not eaten before and I’m getting concerned. Thank you!
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2022 8:29 pm   Re: Loss of appetite

What's the water temperature? Have you tried other treats, including (boiled) white chicken meat (fed in a separate container) or even live prey?
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