Pancake Tortoise Lethargic and Not Eating

Pipsqueak

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We have a pancake tortoise that hasn't eaten in about four days. She seems to be sleeping a lot and isn't as active as she usually is. Given the chance, she'll go into a dark shoe closet and sleep there.

Her enclosure is about 100 degrees on the warm side and 80 on the cool side. We've had her for about a little over a year. She's an only child.

She doesn't have any obvious symptoms. She doesn't seem to have a problem breathing; no front arm "bellowing" movement, no bubbles at the nose. No prolapse. No crusts on eyes or nose. No bad smell. No blood. Her eyes aren't sunken. She looks healthy; she's pretty strong when she wants to be. She's just lethargic and not eating. We're worried. Should we be?

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wellington

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A pic of the enclosure would help. Looks like she has carpet as a substrate which is not appropriate.
@Will might be able to help further but more pics and details of light/bulbs, substrate and diet is needed.
 

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That's good except it's very dangerous for them to wonder our rooms. We have seen many injured or sick torts because they wondered the house. Keep her in a proper sized enclosure indoor and outside is nice to have too and she will be just as happy.
 

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We’re very careful when she’s wandering about the house. Outside isn’t an option in cold San Francisco. Do you have any advice about her lethargy and not eating?
 

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Every parent is careful ! But then the doorbell rings , phone rings . It was only a minute . Torts that aren’t eating will taste test everything dust , carpet fuss ,Evan a back of a earring maybe a electric cord . It’s safer to keep the tort in its enclosure and safe .
 

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It's getting to be winter season, your tort could be slowing down/not eating as much due to environmental conditions. Mine has been acting similar during this time of the year, but not so much since we live in Southern California.
 
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