Not Gaining Weight

Hannah Staine

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I swear it's like he's just a picky eater. he will take some bites then he's like ok I know what this is now and I don't want anymore it's subpar. haha
 

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I swear it's like he's just a picky eater. he will take some bites then he's like ok I know what this is now and I don't want anymore it's subpar. haha
That's very common!

They are really picky eaters, but a hungry tortoise will eat. It's important to soak for at least 30 minutes every day while food isn't being eaten as dehydration also suppresses appetite.
 

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I swear it's like he's just a picky eater. he will take some bites then he's like ok I know what this is now and I don't want anymore it's subpar. haha

There could be many reasons for this. A gut full of parasites, like pinworms, is just one possibility.

Living under a red bulb is another possibility.

Being started too dry is a possibility.

Your temps are correct, so I don't that is a possibility.

He gets sunshine, exercise and soaks, so we can eliminate those things as possibilities.

Here is a thought: Put four quarters on your scale and tell us what you get in grams.
 

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Can you show me what kind of light you mean to get? I don't know any that give hear except the IR. I will get that light and some mazuri and see what happens...I don't really have the money to go to a tortoise vet right now.
The dog is scared of the tortoise haha I know everyone thinks their dog won't do anything even though it could so he cannot reach him and I am supervising when we are all outside like in that picture.
There was a new member who just lost her baby tort. She said she watched her tort but, got sleepy and fell asleep for just a while. Her dog somehow got a hold of her tort and bite his shell. The baby died of the wounds. Please don't even let the dog near the tort even as you look on.
 

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