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Anna, Reptile Expert, Biologist
Category: Reptile
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I have 3 the two are eating fine 1 isn't. I separated him he

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I have 3 the two are eating fine 1 isn't. I separated him he still won't eat the pellets. I think they are around 8 years old.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the reptile's name?
Customer: Hugo
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Hugo?
Customer: No there hasn't been any problems, until now. He looks fine and acts fine he just stopped eating.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Reptile
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 9 months ago.

Hi this is Dr Hill. You entered a question for a reptile, but I need to get more information to help you. What kind of reptiles? How are they housed? What are you feeding? When did you notice an issue?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
They are in an aquarium with a filter.
I've only feed them pellet food. They have a light. It's been a week he acts fine except he won't eat
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Red eared sliders
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
They are about 8 years old
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 9 months ago.

Hi. I am going to opt out so that a veterinarian with more turtle experience can help you. Take care

Expert:  Joan replied 9 months ago.


My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years with special interest in reptiles and Reptile rescue. I would love to assist you with Hugo.

Can you tell me more about the set up and size of the tank?

Normal diet?


How often do you feed?

UVB light, linear tube or compact coil, strength, brand and age of bulb?

Basking bulb?