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bonnie_lynn2001
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Mon Apr 12, 2004 9:28 am

I have noticed my res hasn\'t been eating.
I changed his set up, so i am not sure if he just likes that one spot so much or what but hes not doin anything?
my friend has a res for 15 yrs and she told me when they are growing they don\'t eat and rest
Has anyone else had this problem
the water is at a steady 78 ...so don\'t know what the problem is i tried his pellots the dried blood worms they just sit there all day the only time he moves is to put his head up for air
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Tue Apr 13, 2004 4:52 pm

How old is your turtle? If it\'s still a baby then maybe s/he just needs to adjust to their new setting. When I found my turtle it took about a month or so for s/he to adjust to their setting before s/he started to feel comfortable and start eating. Now s/he begs me for food and ocassionally will break and i\'ll give s/he a treat.
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Wed Apr 14, 2004 4:08 pm

I got him when he was a year and i had him bout 1 year so..about 2yrs old
he\'s starting to move around again
i changed the set up

and took all the gravel out so maybe he just wanted some change
now slowly he\'s getting a appietite back
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Wed Apr 14, 2004 5:07 pm

Yeah your turtle probably wasn\'t comfortable with your first set up. That also happened to me as well. You know having a tank with no rocks is kind of boring looking and plain. I know when I did that, my turtle looked a little bored because there wasn\'t anything for s/he to play around with. I recommend using river rocks which are much larger and the turtle can\'t eat it. My turtle likes moving the river rocks around. Also I forgot to mention it seemed to me that algae shows more with no rocks in the tank. It\'s not fun to have a green tank. Gook Luck.
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Fri Apr 16, 2004 8:39 am

i was thinking of getting marbles
cuz they r pretter then river rocks
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Sat Apr 17, 2004 12:29 pm

Yeah river rocks aren\'t that nice, but with those background scenaries that they sell at the pet store, it doesn\'t look that bad. Marbles should be fine if your turtle is small but when it gets bigger s/he might eat it and it may not pass through their system and they could die.
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