One of my mississippi maps has stopped eating and is losing weight. What can I do? The three other turtles are eating

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Customer: one of my mississippi maps has stopped eating and is losing weight. What can I do? The three other turtles are eating well.
Answered by Jav917 in 6 hours 12 years ago
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Hello,

Any bubbles from the nose or mouth?

Type of diet?

Passing stool?

UVB how old/ tube or coil?

Supplements?

Joan

 

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Thank you. I moved them today to a much larger tank with fresh repti-glo and repti sun glo lights. I think it is the uv problem because bitsy has not been basking lately and she now has more options of places to bask. They eat repto-min floating sticks and several times a week they get shrimp krill treats. I have not noticed her blowing bubbles either. She has been more active in the new tank .

Hello,

You may have solved your own problem. The reason we see turtles not eating is UVB light is too old, the temps are incorrect, parasites, or the turtle has a respiratory infection. If she does not gain weight, i do suggest a fecal be run to rule out a parasite issue. If she is again eating and basking, you may be able to wait and see if she starts to pick up a bit. If you need a Herp Vet, please supply a city and state and i will try and locate a Herp Vet for you. Joan

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