My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years with special interetst in Reptiles and Reptile rescue.
Can you tell me if you have a UVB light, age of bulb, linear tube or compact coil, strength and brand?
Diet Prey/other foods?
Ambient temps and basking temps?
Your temps are a bt low the ambient temps should be in the 80-90 and 90's in the basking area. The UVB should be on 12.5 hours a day.
The diet needs some improvement too. They need about 50% leafy greens, 20% Fruit, 10% Live prey like earth worms, crickets, grubs, roaches and pinkie mice and 20% Pellets. This give a better balance that is more natural for them. You should be giving a plain calcium 5 days a week and a Vitamin with D3 two days a week. I would be using bottle water either spring water or purified water.
As far as substrate you are better with 8" of sand to burrow in. Mulch is not good.
I would get the temps up and make the changes with diet adding the pellets and live prey which should perk the turtle up.I would also remove the mulch and go to a sand bedding. Be cautious with pebbles as I have seen them ingested and cause a blockage. Hopefully these changes will make a difference in behavior and activity.
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