Hi guys! My mom found a red eared slider by the side of the road last Monday, and brought it home. She's pretty shy, and hides most of the day. She's missing three of her claws on her right hind foot, and a little chunk out of her shell. She's getting a little bolder. She likes swimming in my brother's wading pool, and we have plans to build her a pond!!!!!!! (I'm so excited!!!) But, our problem is she won't eat. We read that red eared sliders don't have saliva, and have to eat in the water, but now I'm not sure that this is true. We've tried everything: hamburger, watermelon, meal worms, earthworms, slugs, shredded carrots, dandelion greens, tomatoes, lettuce, turtle pellets . . .in short, everything we can think of, and we haven't seen her eat once. The only thing she might have eaten (that we've observed) is a dandelion stem, and not even sure of that. She spends most of her time out of the water hiding, but she's getting a little more brave. Do any of you guys have any idea of what we can feed her??? We really like her, and would like to keep her since she's injured, and can't swim well. COuld it be she's eating bugs at night? DOes she really have to eat in water? Thanks for your help!