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my red stripe water turtle wont eat, how do i get him ...

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my red stripe water turtle wont eat, how do i get him to eat so he wont die os starvation?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  SLH replied 10 years ago.
Turtles will not eat when stressed or frightened and can not eat when they are cold. Ensure he is warm enough and do not try to force him to eat. Also, try different foods try a small earthworm. A turtle can go without food for weeks, even months, and when it feels well again, it will eat again. See a veterinarian, if you thing you are doing everything right, and the turtle does not eat for more than 2 weeks.

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