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Anna, Reptile Expert, Biologist
Category: Reptile
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Experience:  Have owned turtles, snakes, amphibians, and lizards. Study and provide habitat for wild herps.
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My small yellow foot tortoise has not been eating lately and

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My small yellow foot tortoise has not been eating lately and is slower to respond. He has not had a bowel movement in >1 week. He keeps his eyes closed and when opening them only slits. Please help.
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Reptile
Expert:  Anna replied 11 months ago.

Hello,

I apologize that no one has responded to your question sooner. Different experts come online at various times. I just came online and saw your question. My name is ***** ***** I’m a biologist with a special interest in reptiles. I'm sorry to hear of Skipper's problem. If you still need help, some additional information will be useful.

What temperatures do you maintain under the basking light and on the cool side of the enclosure?

What do you normally feed him? Any supplements?

What substrate do you use on the enclosure floor?

Thank you.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thank you but I have already sought other help.
Expert:  Anna replied 11 months ago.

You're welcome. I'm glad you found help for Skipper, and I hope he will be OK.