General Care Discussion :: Sleep walking?

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:18 am   Sleep walking?

Hi, I have this baby RES and he's(Kiko) sleeping. Whenever I put him in a dry area he starts walking/running while sleeping and stops and just continues sleeping. He's eating well and very well active (he swims a lot) and poops too. I just want to know if that's normal the sleep walking/running thing or if anyone experienced this kind of thing with their turtles.

His sister (Kiki) passed away this morning. I checked her and she's not responding - no sign of breathing also.

Thank you alot!
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Post Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:51 am   Re: Sleep walking?

It's normal for them to be a bit skittish when out of water. Since he's a hatchling, you should be hands-off as much as possible. Make sure the tank setup, diet, and temperatures are correct and let him adjust.
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Post Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:10 am   Re: Sleep walking?

Oh ok thanks. Can you check also if his eyes are swollen. See the attached picture. I don’t know if his eyes are normal or swollen.

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:07 pm   Re: Sleep walking?

I think a little. Eyelids are thin and pretty sensitive overall.

How is it otherwise (eating, swimming, basking)?
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