Constipation?

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TurtleMama
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While I was gone for two weeks, my hubby fed my RES only turtle sticks. I usually give them a variety of foods like: chicken, shrimp, romaine, egg white + the sticks. They also had feeder fish in their tank but since I have been home, they seem constipated. I feed them in a separate tub and the water is too clean. What should I do - they are sluglish!
mariza
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Put them in a container of warm water (not too warm, but warmer than they have in their tank). Leave them in for a little while and see if that helps. The warm water usually loosens their bowels and helps them eliminate.
TurtleMama
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Thanks! All weekend I have only given them Romaine - no sticks. They have been more active and I will try the warm water today!!
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I have the answer for constipation in case anyone needs one. Peas! Yes peas! I warmed frozen peas and pressed them open with my fingers before feeding them to my RES. The next day they were back to normal.
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