Box Turtle and Tortoise Discussion :: box turtle pellets?

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:09 am   

Just throwing it out there :-) It would be a good idea to get him started on salads and fruit though.
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Post Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:02 pm   

Kevin, wait for a rainy day, dig up a bunch of earth worms, put them in a plastic shoe box with a lot of dirt and leaf litter. Keep it damp. Throw in some greens, and when you need one for your turt, you will have gut loaded worms. I've been doing this for years for my boxies. They will multiply too.
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Post Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 10:36 am   

Well Chief Lemon will eat pellets and fish now, but ONLY when I handfeed it to him. He loves fruit but hates veggies...
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Post Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:45 am   

Kevin, well good to hear you got him started on pellets, fruit and fish. Now keep trying veggies.
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Post Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:59 pm   

I had a tiny tiny (just a bit bigger than a quater) boxie at one point. She ate the Zoo-Med food. also We had some "fruity" bearded dragon good I used to mositen down for her, she loved that. And any kind of fruit. Crickets, veggies, but I think her fave was the reptomin for Sisqo the RES lol.
I also gave her the canned box turtle food (I think zoo med makes that too) and she ate it, but it smells pretty bad.

Just thought I'd throw my two cents in.
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:41 am   

maybe you could get earthworms from a bait shop?
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:47 am   

Tenodera wrote:Well Chief Lemon will eat pellets and fish now, but ONLY when I handfeed it to him. He loves fruit but hates veggies...

i keep trying to feed my red eared sliders lettuce and tomatoes but they'll sniff and move on. they wont eat them and if i leave them in for too long, they clog my filter since the lettuce floats and drifts into my filter pipe
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Post Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:23 pm   

tough love. lol, its the only way to get them to eat veggies :)
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