My baby Hermans won't eat

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williesmom

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I have a 3 month old hermans tort and he is very inactive and doesn't really eat. Every now and then he may take a bite of something but yesterday and today he wants nothing to do with food and just goes back to sleep. I soaked him in a warm bath, and he fell asleep, moved him to his food dish which has different lettuces and a tort diet pellet soaked and I even smeared some mixed vegetable baby food on - he is not interested at all and fell back asleep. I moved him under the basking light which he moved away from within five minutes and fell asleep again. I am afraid he isn't going to survive. He is only 1 5/8" long and has never been very active but the last couple days he has slowed down even more. Any suggestions?
 

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Mine was very lethargic at first, & I read this about most Hermanns especially if only a month old. But you have to wait it out. Do your daily soaks as that helps stimulate them to eat. Provide chopped Arugula leaves; it got mine to eat, then she started eating Mazuri the next day. So for a few days that was her diet; but now she eats like everyone else. Still less, but she just doesnt want to be fat, I think I have a future super model :)
 

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What are your enclosure temps? What was her food diet when she came to you? Is she the only one in her enclosure? What type of lighting are you running? :D and may we see a pic of her and her face?
 
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