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Post Posted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:41 pm   Re: Feeding list! (Add yours here)

Ok, I wanna know if this is a good setup.

Mondays: 2-3 minnows
Tuesdays: Veggies (Mostly Carrot and Cucumber)
Wednesdays: Cuttlebone
Thursdays: Pellets
Fridays: 2-3 minnows (occasional cricket, worm or grasshopper on Fridays)
Saturdays: Pellets
Sundays: Veggies

I'm not so sure about Cuttlebone though. Feedback pls?
55 Gal(US) tank,
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Post Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:08 pm   Re: Feeding list! (Add yours here)

Turtle Age (Aprox) - 6-7 years
Turtle Size (SCL) 9 and a half inches
Turtle habitat (indoor/outdoor) indoor 100 gallon tank

I feed Gretta differently to my other turtles as shes a rescue, was very neglected when she was younger so her shell was very malformed.
She gets a 'head size' of zoo med pellets (great calcium in them) every morning, she usuall basks until mid afternoon, when she gets back into the water she gets two leafs of Romaine or bok choi lettuce and I give her a home made veggie jello shot with cuttlebone around 7-8pm.

The jelly shots are a great way to get lots of veg in turtles who have only been fed pellets.
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:10 pm   Re: Feeding list! (Add yours here)

I posted an old feeding list here a long time ago. Time to update!
Turtle age 1-3 years??
Turtle size 4 1/2 inches
Turtle habitat 40 gallon breeder

Sunday- 2 crickets and vegetables
Monday- 8 zoomed pellets and vegetables
Tuesday-Vegetables
Wensday- 3 reptomin sticks, 4 zoomed pellets and vegetables
Thursday- Vegetables
Friday- 6 repotmin sticks and vegetables
Saturday- vegtables.

Monthly: Minnows and cuttlebone
Ranger- 3 year old red ear slider
Mo- 2 year old pet goat
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Post Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:03 am   Re: Feeding list! (Add yours here)

Turtle age 2-3yrs :?:
Turtle size ~7inches
Turtle habitat: indoor 20 gal tank :shock:

Sunday- Pellet mix containing dried shrimp, worms, and cranberries
Monday- Pellet mix containing dried shrimp, worms, and cranberries
Tuesday-Pellet mix containing dried shrimp, worms, and cranberries
Wensday- Pellet mix containing dried shrimp, worms, and cranberries
Thursday- Pellet mix containing dried shrimp, worms, and cranberries
Friday- Pellet mix containing dried shrimp, worms, and cranberries
Saturday- Pellet mix containing dried shrimp, worms, and cranberries

*each day she gets about 1 1/2 tsp (is that too much?)

Treats: she gets krill maybe once or twice per month, just a pinch. And cuttlebone on average 2x/mo *its a pain to get the backing off*. Every once in a while, maybe 2-3x/mo she'll get spinach. And every other month I give her about 8 red roseys.

*Is she being over fed?
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Post Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:57 am   Re: Feeding list! (Add yours here)

Can someone suggest a good one for my 1 month old babies? (:
They are currently fed at random. Uusally they are fed pellets and a guppy maybe. I do believe this is unhealthy though.
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Post Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:15 pm   Re: Feeding list! (Add yours here)

Rotate between 2 or 3 reputable brands of pellets. Add a small treat every week or two (mini crickets, guppies, etc). Leave some aquatic plants in the tank for cover and as a snack.
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Post Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:36 pm   Re: Feeding list! (Add yours here)

Right now the only thing mine will eat is the jello shots and tuna. I have to use a piece of PVC pipe to drop first the jello shots (2 the size of it's head) and some tuna on top of that. I use the pipe so the tuna will land on top of the jello. The shots are made with the calcium powder and extra tuna. I drop down two because he seems to only eat 1/2 of each one.

This is the turtle that was given to me as a land turtle--and had been treated as such for months. At first it wouldn't eat anything-so I'm playing by his rules for now.
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Post Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 2:39 am   Re: Feeding list! (Add yours here)

I feed my RES babies 2 brands of pellets, and the occasional guppy every week or so. Every few days I treat them to dried anchovies - is this okay? :D
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Post Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:25 pm   Re: Feeding list! (Add yours here)

Sounds good, though I'm not sure about the anchovies.
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Post Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:58 am   Re: Feeding list! (Add yours here)

My feeding schedule is currently set in stone;
Mon-Fri: Pinch of turtle pellets (Nutrafin 70%, X0 turtle Food 20%, vegetables and others 10%): 6:30 AM, another pinch at 6:30 PM. Little snacks of a few pellets are given sometimes as a bonding tool.
Sat & Sun : Pinch of turtle pellets (XO turtle food 60%. Nutrafin 30%, others 10%) : 12:00 PM, another pinch at 7:30PM.

I intend to buy them a few water plants as a sort of toy (to harass o.o), shade source and occasional food source. o3o Any suggestions for a tank of RES who are curious and will most likely shred them to bits? o-o
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Post Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:33 pm   Re: Feeding list! (Add yours here)

If your RES is the destructive type, you might want to consider something else :)
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Post Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:04 pm   Re: Feeding list! (Add yours here)

My turtle is now a good eater! It's gender is unknown and it is about 7-8" from head to tail. It's diet is roughly:

Sunday: No food
Monday: Jello shot with added calcium powder and tuna
Tuesday: Reptomin pellets
Wednesday: Jello shot plus a piece of cuttlebone
Thursday: Reptomin pellets
Friday: Jello shot plus a piece of cuttlebone and a bunch of lettuce (green leaf, red leaf or butter crunch) for the weekend.
Saturday: No food

I also bought a dozen rosy minnows and put them into the tank in November. The turtle stalked them, but didn't catch any and soon forgot about them. I accidentally forgot the Prime during a water change and the turt ate them all as they were struggling to live. I'll not do that again! I'll buy more minnows, but I'll never forget to treat the water. I also killed the fish in an ornamental tank...but that's another story.
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Post Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:19 pm   Re: Feeding list! (Add yours here)

I've switched from Reptomin to Omega One turtle food. It is much healthier and Bowser LOVES it. She would halfway eat the Reptomin but eats every bite of the Omega One. Good thing she doesn't waste any, because the big can is $17
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Post Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:12 pm   Re: Feeding list! (Add yours here)

Tammy & Scratchy:

Mon: Veggies
Tues: Reptomin
Thurs: Veggies
Fri: A random treat: Guppies, Minnows, Turtle Chaser
Sat: Veggies
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Post Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:12 pm   Re: Feeding list! (Add yours here)

Turtle Age - Josie unknown, think 5-8 years - Gabby 5 years - Nellie - 4 years
Turtle Size - Josi 9" - Gabby 7" - Nellie 6 1/2"
Turtle habitat - outdoor pond

Sunday Zoo Med pellets, a capfull and turtles eat quickly for about 30 min, after that all remaining pellets end up in skimmer. Kale
Monday Zoo Med pellets, a capfull and turtles eat quickly for about 30 min, after that all remaining pellets end up in skimmer.
Tuesday Zoo Med pellets, a capfull and turtles eat quickly for about 30 min, after that all remaining pellets end up in skimmer. Romaine lettuce
Wednesday Zoo Med pellets, a capfull and turtles eat quickly for about 30 min, after that all remaining pellets end up in skimmer.
Thursday Zoo Med pellets, a capfull and turtles eat quickly for about 30 min, after that all remaining pellets end up in skimmer.
Friday No pellets
Saturday Zoo Med pellets, a capfull and turtles eat quickly for about 30 min, after that all remaining pellets end up in skimmer. Except following Comet days, then nothing.

Treats Twice a month on fridays a dozen or two of red Comets, these are fast and give the turts some excersise for a day or two!
Once a month some dried brine shrimps, oh they love these!
Once a month a dozen crickets, large, another favorite!

Josie is the biggest but still eats about 25 pellets. She isn't as fast as the other two but can still trap a fish or three when she wants. She knows where they hide!
Gabby eats the most and is the best huntress of the fish/crickets in the open and eats about 20-25 pellets.
Nellie just eats about her head size, usually 15-20 pellets and does OK with the live food.
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