Russian Tortoise won’t eat

Countingtherain

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Hi! I recently moved about two days ago into a new house and my tortoise, Squirtle, hasn’t been eating, i’ve soaked him twice for about 20-30 minutes and he won’t poop like he usually does in his bowl. I tried getting new food to feed him and he won’t eat that either. I notice he also has some scales coming off (im not entirely sure if im right)
 

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Jodie

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What are the enclosure temps? Basking area, warm side, cold side and night low. A temp gun is the best way to measure. What are you using for UVB? How old is the bulb, and how long each day do you keep it on?
 

Lucky The Tortoise

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Nice name, I'm a fan of the series myself! Squirtle is likely having trouble adapting to her new environment. Lucky did the same thing when I first got him. I wouldn't feed him citrus fruit and young torts generally dislike dry, processed food pellets. I'd feed Squirtle grass, aloe and dandelions, although strawberries, raspberries and non-iceberg lettuce makes good treats for them. Always make sure that he stays in his enclosure, but occasionally let him out of his Pokeball to graze outside.
 
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