turtle habits changed. sick?

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vladunix
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turtle used to be in water most of the day.
was eating 2 - 3 times a day. pellets (5 - 7)

now she suns all day and eats once every other day.

temp is 74 degrees. filter change once a week. water change every 2 weeks.
she is a red eared slider, 5\" shell.


is she sick...
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I have read that as RES get older they eat less often....I recommend you go to the bookstore or library and read up on the habits of your turtle.

Are you only feeding your turtle pellets? They should have a varied diet of certain greens, fruits, worms, crickets, shrimp. That may be also part of your problem. All of this information will be in any good turtle book.

Only you know your turtle, so if you have even the slightest inkling he is sick, get him to the vet.
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Also, your water temperature is too cold. It should be 78-82.

Do you have UVB lighting? You need that too.

And what kind of light do you have on your basking spot?

You should have a full spectrum daylight heat lamp for that area too.

Definately, heat up you water right away.

If you dont have all that stuff your turtle may be sick and need some medical attention.
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