Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
Hi harika. Sorry no one has replied to your post! Wondering if your RES has started eating?
The biggest issue for turtles is the temperature to which they/their habitat is kept at. They MUST be kept at a temperature over 70 degrees and need a basking area with both a UV lamp and heat bulb...but they need a place to crawl out of the water away from the heat as well... if it's too hot, it can't haul out and dry off and needs to do that for a healthy shell. As well their water needs to be at least 76-78. If you don't do that turtles "estivate". It is a stage before hibernate that their body goes into to prepare them for hibernation for the winter. It causes them to stop eating. So first thing to check... what are those temperatures? He MUST eat IN water. They have no tongues and use the water to swallow their food/pellets. I'm assuming you bought pellet food for it when you purchased it?
Can you post a picture of your turtle tank? There are other things I can advise once I see the habitat.
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