I have a red ear slider turtle that won''t eat (3 days). I''ve only had him for 1 week. The other turtle is eating. I

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Customer: I have a red ear slider turtle that won''t eat (3 days). I''ve only had him for 1 week. The other turtle is eating. I just found out my grass was sprayed with a weed killer and my daughter had him in the backyard to let him run and get some sun. If he was walking in grass that was sprayed, could he be sick from that and if so, what should I do?
Answered by Anna in 4 hours 14 years ago
30+ years of experience

17,020 satisfied customers

Specialities include: Reptile Veterinary, Herp Veterinary, Exotic Animal Medicine, Amphibian Veterinary


The herbicide on the grass could make your turtle sick, but so could many other things. this is especially true of a turtle you've just brought home from apet store. Some additional information may help me figure out what's wrong.

How long ago was the turtle on the sprayed grass?

What are you feeding your turtles?

What are the temperatures in their water, the basking area, and in the rest of the tank?

Have you seen the turtle open its mouth repeatedly, as if yawning?

Is the turtle swimming and moving around normally?

What types of lighting do you have over the tank?

Thank you.

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