NEW TURTLE OWNDER..HELP!!!!

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teana20
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Hi,
I just bought my turtle two days ago, he is very small and the he is having problems getting up on his rock to his basking spot. The first two days he was swimming and being so active, and now he is just chilling in plants!!
Is this normal? Should I be worried????
Fillmore
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Is he eating? It\'s important that he eats.

The water may be too cold.

He may not be able to get up because he is too small and the set up too big.
teana20
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I fed him today and that went fine, the water is at 78 and I think that that is the problem, the fact that he is too small. Tomorow I will go buy him something more accessible but is it a bad sign if he not swimming around?
thanks
mariza
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Try upping the water temp. to 80F. The basking area should be 87-90F to give him an incentive to bask.
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