5 Year Member
- Aug 31, 2012
- Location (City and/or State)
- Surprise, AZ
emysemys said:I'm sorry it took me so long to get back to this thread, but it sounds like you're having success.
I use a small tub or dish pan with high sides that he can't climb out of, but a small foot print (bottom). I add warm water so it comes up to the middle of the baby's sides, then add a whole jar of Gerber strained carrots and mix it around. Then add a pinch of the worms. Leave the baby in the water for at least a half hour, but check on him frequently to be sure he hasn't tipped over. Don't hang over him. Baby turtles are prey and just want to hide when they see the big two legged monster hovering over him.
Do this every day and you will start to see an improvement in 3 days. Don't worry if the worms stay alive or not. If he wants to eat, he'll eat a dead worm.
THANKS! Tried this tonight. How many times a day do you recommend? How do you keep the water warm? A whole jar of carrots plus water will be WAY over over his head. I have been using a small butter tub...probably less than half an inch is all I can put in there. Since he can't stand up it can't be very high.
Laura said:liquid calcium might be good too.. and sunshine if you have it and its warm
He has been getting sunshine. I have a liquid calcium spray. I have been putting a few sprays in each baby food soak. Maybe the vet can show me how to do the drops on Thursday.
lynnedit said:I have found the baby food soaks very helpful. So happy that you got him, he has to feel better already.
I feel REALLY guilty that I waited so long. Putting human emotion to him I would say he is feeling a little better about his life. Still struggling but maybe not as hopeless.