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Post Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:16 pm   4 days without food?

I am leaving for 4 days and am having issues with it being the holiday to have someone feed my RES. I know in the past when we would go on vacation we would use feeder fish which would keep him full while we were gone. Is this a bad practice and are there any suggestions as to what to do while I am out? Thanks in advance for anyones help.
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Post Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:11 pm   Re: 4 days without food?

If it's only one turtle, then I would probably use the feeder fish again, but you don't need much. You can also try an automatic feeder.
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Post Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:24 am   Re: 4 days without food?

Ok thanks Steve. I will look into the auto feeder and if not take the feeder fish route.
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Post Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:29 pm   Re: 4 days without food?

No problem, and good luck!
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Post Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:59 pm   Re: 4 days without food?

I have a baby red eared slider that my cousin gave me her name is sugar and she hasn't been eating anything for a while she used to be on an unhealthy diet when she was my cousin's and I don't know what to do to get her healthy again
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Post Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:41 pm   Re: 4 days without food?

How big is she? What her water temperature? What have you been trying to feed her? can you post a picture of her setup?
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Post Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:41 pm   Re: 4 days without food?

She seems like about 1 and a half inches long and the same amount of inches her water temperature doesn't seem too cold or too hot but its cool enough to cool of and I have been trying to feed her repto min baby floating food sticks
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Post Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:31 am   Re: 4 days without food?

You really need a thermometer to measure the temps since hatchlings are especially sensitive. In fact, you need a water heater to help maintain steady temperatures. I'd also try some live prey (minnows?) as you can't wait too long for hatchlings to eat.
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