He’s not eating, moving, or shedding like normal
He’s been in the same exact spot for over a week, Normally He’s roaming his tank or making new tunnels to play in. He hasn’t eaten in 2 weeks which is VERY out of the ordinary and his skin/eyes were cloudy like he was about to shed but he never did? The cloudiness disappeared but he’s still acting different.
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It can be very distressing when your pet refuses to eat, regardless of how long you’ve had them. Pets’ loss of appetite can be caused by a number of factors. It is critical to identify the root cause in order to develop the most effective treatment plan.
Pets may refuse to eat for a variety of reasons. These are some examples:
* Illness. A loss of appetite in pets is frequently a sign of illness, especially if your pet is exhibiting other symptoms.
* Dental disease. Because something in your pet’s mouth is causing pain, it may refuse to eat. Examine them for a broken or loose tooth, severe gingivitis, or an oral tumor.
* Recent vaccination. Fortunately, vaccinations for many serious and contagious pet diseases are available. The majority are minor and temporary, such as a temporary loss of appetite in pets.
* Travel and unfamiliar environments If your pet’s appetite was fine until you took them on a trip or moved to a new location, it’s possible that they won’t eat because of the travel or the unfamiliar surroundings.
If your pet’s loss of appetite is the result of an illness, your veterinarian may recommend a prescription diet to meet your pet’s nutritional needs while the underlying disease is treated. These diets aren’t always particularly tasty, especially if your pet is used to regular treats or human food.
In more severe cases, your veterinarian may prescribe appetite stimulants, suggest syringe-feeding a liquid diet, or insert a feeding tube.
Please do not hesitate to ask any further questions you may have. Thank you.