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Hatchling Not Eating For 2+ Weeks!!

Discussion in 'Turtles' started by Olive Oil, Nov 8, 2015.

  1. Olive Oil

    Olive Oil New Member

    I am not a new turtle owner, but I am new to hatchlings! I had an eastern box turtle hatchling pop out of the ground on October 25! I have her in a 20 gallon tank with the right temps and humidity. She has shown no interest in food! I have tried pellets, mealworms, crickets and no interest! I have read that it may take up to a month for her to start to take interest in food, but I dont know when she hatched, and I have had her for 2 weeks! All she does is burrow 24/7. She has not come up to bask either. Do I leave her alone and let her come up when she wants to eat or continue to dig her up and offer her food every day?? Thanks in advance for any help!
  2. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    Hi, can you show a few photos of the whole enclosure and say exactly what the temps and humidity are and how you measure them? Thanks!
  3. Olive Oil

    Olive Oil New Member

    Hey thanks for the help!! I finally got her to eat! Had to dangle an earthworm in front of her for about an hour, but it eventually worked!
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