I have been caring for two of my brother's reptiles the past few months, and they both died!
The first one is a bearded dragon, he died a couple months ago. I fed him his crickets often (he was young, so wasn't interested in the greens), gave him water, and misted him down every day with the spray bottle. He stopped eating toward the end of his life. The other guy was a baby tortoise and he just died today. He wouldn't eat the pellets my brother gave me to feed him (which is odd, my brother said he ate them before), so I was feeding him spinach. He was eating that for awhile, and then he stopped eating. I always gave him water and an occasional soak in some cool water. What was wrong?
The misting was bumping the humidity which was unnecessary and could have caused a respiratory condition.
Pellets are the worst diet for tortoises. They need fresh foods. Spinach is high in oxalates which can bind the calcium, causing kidney problems. Too low humidity can also cause major problems for a baby tortoise, as well, so your temperatures and humidity levels is a big concern for a baby.
Parasites is always a concern. Temperature. Humidity. Diet. Husbandry. Where the animal came from (pet store, breeder, etc.)
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