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RE: Still not eating

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Posted by: Paradon at Thu Oct 14 19:19:46 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Paradon ]  
   

I would just leave him alone for a week, more or less depending on him of course, until he has acclimated. Don't stressed him/her out by handling him/her in order to soak him/her. A lot of reptiles are that way when they get into a new home. My baby bearded dragon didn't eat for about two weeks, but when she had acclimated, the crickets disappeared like fritters on the fat farm. My boxie didn't eat very well either and it took some time for him to switch over to a more healthy food, that he should be eating. Eventually, he started eating a lot. Just as long as he is hydrated (you can do that by keeping the substrate moist and provide a water dish for him), turtles can go extremely a long time without food. How does he feel to you when you pick him up? Does he feel heavy for his size? If so, I wouldn't worry about it.... They need time to acclimate. My rescued female took a little bit of time to get use to her new surrounding and now she eats like champ. At first she kept walking and wondering around the cage and wouldn't bury herself, which is the opposite of the presence. IF she is not hungry, she remains bury.


   

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