Leopard tortoise not eating Help!

Stardog

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I have tried everything i can think of and look up but he won’t eat!
But he on the other hand he has to be getting something because he is still alive! I have tried all the foods there is grass in his enclosure, fruit, etc. I soak him he drinks plenty but I never see him eat! Maybe he is just a stealth eater!
Any suggestions? Thanks
 

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How old? Young leopards don't eat grass until older unless started on it from the get go.
What are your temps? If they aren't warm enough they can't get themselves warm enough to digest the food they did eat and will stop eating.
Give us a run down of the temps, diet, humidity, age, enclosure size and substrate and how often you soak
 

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How old? Young leopards don't eat grass until older unless started on it from the get go.
What are your temps? If they aren't warm enough they can't get themselves warm enough to digest the food they did eat and will stop eating.
Give us a run down of the temps, diet, humidity, age, enclosure size and substrate and how often you soak
He. Is about a year old, he has never really thrived. The enclosure is indoors and is about 36”x72”. It is a mini greenhouse! Temps are around 78-80. I have 3 lights hanging throughout the enclosure they are about 10 inches off the ground! The substrate is reptile carpet. But I have an area of coconut soil for them to dig that is kept moist and and area of wheat grass and rye grass fresh that i grow on flats for the habitat. Plenty of water dishes spread throughout.
He has a couple of hideouts also.
 

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He. Is about a year old, he has never really thrived. The enclosure is indoors and is about 36”x72”. It is a mini greenhouse! Temps are around 78-80. I have 3 lights hanging throughout the enclosure they are about 10 inches off the ground! The substrate is reptile carpet. But I have an area of coconut soil for them to dig that is kept moist and and area of wheat grass and rye grass fresh that i grow on flats for the habitat. Plenty of water dishes spread throughout.
He has a couple of hideouts also.
Oh I have been soaking him two to three times a day, and the humidity is around 60% plus
 

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Is there a basking spot of 95-100? They have to have the basking spot to properly digest their food. Day and night temps 80 every place else and get humidity up to 80%
Also you said they? How many do you have? 2 then they need to be separated. More then two then they may be okay together or the one may be getting bullied and stressed and won't eat or thrive.
Young ones don't eat grass usually unless started from day one.
If that's all you are feeding is the grass then the diet needs a whole lot more items added.
Cactus, endive, collards and mustard greens, mazuri, spring mix, riddichio unless you can collect natural safe weeds and leaves.
 

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I have tried everything i can think of and look up but he won’t eat!
But he on the other hand he has to be getting something because he is still alive! I have tried all the foods there is grass in his enclosure, fruit, etc. I soak him he drinks plenty but I never see him eat! Maybe he is just a stealth eater!
Any suggestions? Thanks
I meant him. I have tried all the different foods. I have been trying grass from the start! But i will add a hotter basking spot and kick up the humidity! Thanks
 
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Welcome, usually they are to cold or to hot or to dry. Has he been moved to a different enclosure?
 

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