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Update/another problem

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Posted by: Linda G at Sun Dec 19 08:59:07 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Linda G ]  
   

Hi all,

I am once again getting concerned and need some guidance. My baby turtle has not eaten since the beginning of October if you have not followed my postings. He is now having weight loss. He has maintained his weight up until now at 50 grams and this morning is now 45 grams. I am feeling like I need to do something as spring is a long ways away and I don't think he is going to make it until then. I am convinced that he is trying to hibernate as he doesn't appear ill at all now. My options suck:

1. Continue to leave it alone in hopes that he eats and take the chance of him dying.
2. Have my vet tube feed him and take the chance of him dying from the stress.
3. Put him into hibernation and hope he makes it till the spring.

If this was your turtle what would you do? I just can't understand it. My adult turtle is doing great, soaks and eats every other day with no problems at all. She had many issues when I got her and have overcome all of them.

Thanks for your ongoing help.
Linda


   

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