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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 aquatic turtle stopped eating. Tries to eat but stops

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My aquatic turtle stopped eating. Tries to eat but stops after a few pellets. Scratches at mouth to get food out. Cant get him to open mouith to see if he hurt inside of mouth. Tried varius types of pellets and shrimp. Doesnt want it.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Reptile
Expert:  Anna replied 1 year ago.


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 this incident. If you still need help, some additional information will be useful.

How long has Raffi been like this?

Do you have gravel on the bottom of the tank?

What temperatures do you maintain in the basking area and in the water?

Have you tried feeding anything besides pellets?

What kind of aquatic turtle is he - slider, painted, mud, sideneck, etc.?

Thank you.