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Post Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:46 pm   My Red ear slider does not eat

I have a RES 5 months old
until last week had an enormous appetite but the last 5 days eats almost nothing
The normal diet is freeze dried shrimp and some pellets bought from the local pet shop
I also tried some tuna from can (without salt or olive of course) and some boiled chicken breast (normally loves these snacks ) w/o success.
The turtle seems Ok at least there are not visible problems
The local veterinarian cannot help (knows only about dogs and birds) and the pet shop owner also cannot help
any advice is welcome
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Post Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:10 pm   Re: My Red ear slider does not eat

How big is the turtle? What's the water temperature?
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Post Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:58 am   Re: My Red ear slider does not eat

steve wrote:How big is the turtle? What's the water temperature?

temperature during 24hr varies between 18-24 Celsius (is the temperature of my living room where turtle tank is)
the pet shell has a diameter of approx. 5 cm here is a picture
http://prntscr.com/ahyiqt
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Post Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:30 am   Re: My Red ear slider does not eat

So the first problem is that the water isn't consistent.. 26C would be good for a hatchling.
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