my painted won\'t eat!

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ladyangel
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i\'ve had my painted turtle for about 1 week now & it still hasn\'t eaten. how long can it go without eating?
l8or g8or
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Try feeding him some shrimp. Raw, not cooked - just a little though, as it is protein. He is just scared - he will eat eventually.
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Hi. When my res wouldn\'t eat when I first got him, I gave him some romaine lettuce, and he chomped it up! They especially like the whiter part of the leaves. But romaine is the key, not iceberg. Try that out. He will eat soon!
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Don\'t worry about your painted...my res didn\'t eat for 2 weeks when I first got him/her. My advice is also try to aviod watch the new one eat for awhile then tend to be shy for awhile when you first get them...just from what i had to do with mine it might not be the case with all turtles. Good luck with the new member of the family! :D!!!!!!
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