What's a Good treat for a turtle?
I have an adult red eared slider who was raise on repto-min turtle food sticks and I was wondering what I could give him for a treat because he seems bored near his diet. What can I give him?
They NEED calcium and protein they get hold of it from the fish meat and the fish bones. Drop 20 or so feeder guppies, goldfish or minnows in the tank and watch them disappear surrounded by a few days! The more they eat the healthier the turtle. When I got these two 36 yrs ago adjectives we had in back after were goldfish to feed so after 36 yrs and still going strong. They can eat goldfish!
This track when they swim for their dinner they get exercise also!
TOSS in a bird cuttle bone in the wet for calcium that will promote better shell growth, it will dissolve real slow and if they eat it that’s fine!!
They can hold garden worms, meal worms, snails, crickets, flies, crayfish small frogs, slugs, tadpoles dragon flies and anything that moves, but only as a treat.
They need leafy greens Romaine, Butter lettuce. (Iceberg and cabbage are unpromising for them, any other leafy greens will do) for vitamin A that they need at least 3 to 4 times a week.
They love grapes and strawberries and squash.
.**Swollen cloudy eyes which means missing in Vitamin A. Which we all need for correct eyes. Google ‘vegetables with Vitamin A.
Did you know that they need to bask under a reptile street light UVA/UVB for up to 8 hrs a day for the vitamin D that they need to grow.
They need a turtle dock also.
Leave the heating system on 76 to 78 degrees always.
These turtles in captivity do not hibernate their drinking may slow down some but they will not hibernate.
They will bite very very hard.
Under 4" they take a disease called 'salmonella'. So you must wash after every handling. These guys can become cannibalistic and will kill the smallest turtle whether there is not enough room and food. Two BABY turtles (not over 3” a piece) should have a 55 gallon reservoir to start. TO START ! Cause if they live you’ll need 100 gallons soon.
And my pictures don't lie. All ages and adjectives sizes get along as long as their is allot for swim room and plenty to eat!
Mine relish a good variety of foods. Good luck and I hope this helps you.
some sort meat explicitly not fatty and cooked.