Russian Not Pooping

Steph379

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Fishers, Indiana
Hello!
I have a 1-2 year old Russian Tortoise. I haven’t noticed him poop (dark or white poop) for about 5 days. He typically poops once a day almost. He is also not eating as much as he used to. I feed him a varied diet of spring mix (minus the spinach), kale, mustard greens, etc. his basking area is about 95-100F. I try to soak him once a day for 20ish minutes. Any advice is much appreciated! Thanks!
 

Kim&Tim

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What you can do is soak him longer and 2/3 times a day in warm water (95) for 30+ minutes. Make sure the water stays warm, change it. I always soak under the basking lamp. He likes it that way, water stays warm too. It also helps when the tub or whatever you use is big enough for him to move around in. Warm water and movement can help.

Dark brown=poop
White=urates
Clear fluid=urine
 
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