not eating

  1. K

    Tortoise not using back legs, not peeing, sensitive shell

    My Russian tortoise has stopped eating and she is dragging her back legs and I'm worried. She is like 15 years old. Took her to the vet. X ray and blood taken. No eggs or broken bones or kidney stones. I have her in a 40 gallon tank with a power sun light bulb (heat and UVB and UVA all in...
  2. B

    Is this shell rot

    The vet said she has an infection and she got 2 antibiotic injections but he didn’t tell which infection she had He’s just a normal vet not reptile one and he doesn’t look very experienced with tortoises Anyway she has 2 more injections due today should I take her I’m worried about stopping the...
  3. S

    Can I force feed my lizard? And when would be best to do so?

    So, some of you may know that I recently got a new lizard, and that it has been eating really (2-4 dubias a day, 4-6 mealworms) well up until recently, where it just stopped eating, barely eating 1 mealworm a day. We did call multiple vets, all of them are full and one still needs to get back to...
  4. S

    Agma Atra lizard not eating

    I got an Agma Atra (AKA. Bloukop Koggelmander) a few weeks ago, and it was surprisingly easy to get it to eat and calm down, it even started taking the food out of the feeding tongs, but recently it stopped eating, it usually ate about 2 small-medium sized dubia roaches and 4 mealworms/day, but...
  5. P

    Tortoise not eating ANYTHING!

    Good evening, I have a 14 year old Russian Tortoise. Historically, she is an incredibly picky eater. We have given her all of the (tortoise-edible) greens (Dandelion, Mustard, a little Collard, a little arugula etc) under the sun and she will take nibbles at it, sometimes like it, and then not...
  6. D

    Roughly 4 Month old Sick/Refusing to eat Redfoot!

    Hello, this is my first post but I've been reading this forum religiously for months now. Unfortunately my first post is a very sad one, I purchased 2 baby redfoots which I recieved on Sept. 30, I was told they were roughly 3 months at the time and they weighed in at 68.5 & 63 grams. When I...
  7. Z

    Jumping in water!

    Hi! I have a Herman’s tortoise who is only one year old, and we currently bathe him once every two days, as advised. The water is always no higher than his chin, and the water temperature is always the same, as it comes out of a controlled tap. We have had him for 8 weeks now, and he normally...
  8. tamzsturg

    Kidney failure/ Renal problems

    Hi there, I recently made my first post discussing my little Horsefield Tarquin’s situation. He had stopped eating (apart from a mouthful a day seemingly just to please us) and just wanted to sleep and hide in a dark corner completely avoiding his bulbs. His bloodwork came back from the vets and...
  9. tamzsturg

    Newbie here with poorly tort:(

    Hi I’m new to this so apologies if I’m not posting this correctly! My names Tamzin, I’m 19, living in the midlands UK and have a 12 year old Horsefield tortoise named Tarquin. I go to uni but come back home pretty regularly to see my pets who live with my parents. Over the past few weeks Tarquin...
  10. J

    Picky eater all of a sudden, advice welcome.

    I have a 6 year old, male, horsefield. A couple of weeks ago he decided to become extremely picky eating only banana and apple, we found this out through experimenting with different foods. We've also tried finely chopping and mixing foods together but he'll not touch it. This seems so strange...
  11. N

    Russian tortoise not eating, puffy eyed and sleeping

    Hi! I hope you guys can offer some help. I’ve had my Russian tortoise most of my life - he’s around 18 years old now and has been completely fine until the past few weeks. Usually he’ll hibernate and slow down a bit because we have cold winters here in NYC- but the past few weeks we noticed that...
  12. L

    He wont eat!!

    (species- forest hinge back)hello, i just got my first ever tortoise a few days ago, he came form a farm and was caught, the farmer said he eats ugbono fruit, but there was a small problem, I fed him a varied diet of cucumbers,cabbage,apples and bannanas but he wont even eat it,my mom even gave...
  13. A

    Tortoise won’t eat food

    Hey guys, so I keep 2 Indians Star tortoise outdoors. For the last month, they never eat the food I give. I always see them eating the grass. And there’s a lot of grass in the outdoor enclosure they live. The food I give them is Mazuri pellets mixed with Chinese vegetables . The vet said it’s...
  14. D

    Advanced informarion needed on peacock slider hatchling care.

    My aquatic turtle adventure started about a month ago when I turtle sat for my cousin while she went to florida with her immediate familh. The only thing it came with was a fish bowl, blue pebbles, some stinky water my aunt claimed my cousin just changed, and some background info. The turtle was...
  15. Mandavi

    Indian Star Tortoise not eating for months now

    Hello, I have an Indian Star Tortoise. I had it roughly 1.5 years back and ever since the onset of the winters last year, he has stopped eating and pooping completely. I take every measure. Basking lights, warm water bath. Nothing seemed to help. Just today, he pooped very little and that's...
  16. SienaSunshine

    Sunshine's Not Eating...

    My 1 year old Russian Tortoise hasn't been eating very little if at all recently. The temperatures in her enclosure are correct and I've given her a soak as well. She seems active otherwise, but I'm worried about her eating. I heard there are possible mouth infections that could be hindering...
  17. K

    Russian tortoise not eating

    Hi everyone! I am a new russian tortoise owner and I just have a few concerns. My little girl wont eat anything, however she is pooping and is very active! She loves to dig in her substrate and sometimes I find that she's completely buried herself in it. I've tried putting some plants in her...
  18. M

    Baby eastern box turtle not eating!

    I have a baby eastern box turtle and it has not been eating and it just turned winter here and my older box turtle had eating problems on her first winter too even though they are both indoors. How can I get it to eat?
  19. H

    Tortoise suddenly won’t eat

    Tortellini (Eastern Hermann) is about 4-6 months old and is 76g. I keep him in a vivarium because it is terribly dry in the winter (like my own body is cracking because it’s so dry). It’s around 70%~80% at all times. Cool zone 28c, hot zone 33c, central 30c. He had sun soak time until early...
  20. H

    Testudo not eating

    Hello! I am a very worried first-time Testudo Tortoise owner. Our tortoise has not eaten since we brought him home 1 month ago. I have read throughout this forum extensively. I have read about their environment being a factor in their eating habits and I have read about new owner mistakes. We...
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