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Old 02-09-2011, 10:01 PM   #1
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I have a 1yr old Herman tortoise, which I have had for about 3 months. She has settled in well, and was eating well and enjoying basking.
Over the last few days she seems to have lost interest. She is still eating, but not a lot, and is not interested in much food. Whether she is out in the garden, or in her table all she seems to do is bury herself?
Any suggetions or help would be appreciated!
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:08 PM   #2
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Hi
I have a 1yr old Herman tortoise, which I have had for about 3 months. She has settled in well, and was eating well and enjoying basking.
Over the last few days she seems to have lost interest. She is still eating, but not a lot, and is not interested in much food. Whether she is out in the garden, or in her table all she seems to do is bury herself?
Any suggetions or help would be appreciated!
Check the heat, what food's/plant's are offered, keep up with bathing daily.
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:29 PM   #3
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Mine sometimes bury down but its usually when there in the garden and they get abit warm,think its nice & cool
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:00 PM   #4
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It could be weather related but I would be checking for parasites. Have you had a faecal sample checked by a vet?
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:41 AM   #5
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Tortoises are reptiles an their metabolism is directly related to temperature. If the tortoise slows down the first thing to look at is temperature... this is especially true if there are any drastic changes in the local weather.

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I have a 1yr old Herman tortoise, which I have had for about 3 months. She has settled in well, and was eating well and enjoying basking.
Over the last few days she seems to have lost interest. She is still eating, but not a lot, and is not interested in much food. Whether she is out in the garden, or in her table all she seems to do is bury herself?
Any suggetions or help would be appreciated!
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