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PROBLEM (lethargic, not eating)

Discussion in 'Water turtles' started by ashbelys, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. ashbelys

    ashbelys New Member

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    One of my turtles isn't eating and he seems lethargic.. What do I do?
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    PROBLEM

    Try soaking him in warm water ad pedialyte (a 50/50 mix) for at least 20minutes. You can do this multiple times a day, I would say at least once a day for a week. If still not feeling well, I'd recommend going to the vet just to make sure all is well :)
    Oh, but make sure you get the clear unflavored pedialyte. It looks just like water
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    ashbelys New Member

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    PROBLEM

    Like the kind for babies? Is it safe for turtles?
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    PROBLEM

    yes that kind, and yes it is. many people here on the forum use it.


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    Ok thanks
    This morning he was stiff and not moving around so I played with him and got him going but he's still just laying around
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    Yvonne G Old Timer Moderator TFO Supporter 5 Year Member

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    If he was stiff, sounds like he's not warm enough.

    Tell us a bit about your turtle set up. Docking area? Light? water heater?
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    The water is around 80-85 and the basking area is around 90. I have a heat lamp and a UVB lamp on them. I leave them on all day and then turn them off at night.
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    The water is around 80-85 and the basking area is around 90. I have a heat lamp and a UVB lamp on them. I leave them on all day and then turn them off at night.
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    The water is around 80-85 and the basking area is around 90. I have a heat lamp and a UVB lamp on them. I leave them on all day and then turn them off at night.
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    ashbelys New Member

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    How long can I leave him in it? Is there a point where it's too long?
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    You can never soak a tort too long :) hydration is so important. Especially in youngins!
    Also, I keep my heat lamp on 24/7 and UVB just in daylight hours
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