Feeding and Nutrition :: Could RES digest dairy-free products?

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:25 pm   Could RES digest dairy-free products?


don't want to try out but does anyone know whether Red-eared Slider could digest old aged cheese, goat or feta cheese? What about dairy products with lactase? So called dairy-free products? Is lactose the only problem?

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:42 pm   Re: Could RES digest dairy-free products?

Reptiles wouldn't be able to digest lactose at all, they do not produce lactase.
I am not certain if the proteins found in dairy products can be digested by reptiles.
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