Feeding and Nutrition :: Feeding Lettuce

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Post Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 9:33 am   Feeding Lettuce

Hi, we feed our 3 year old red eared slider (Franklin) outside of the tank. He doesn't seem to like to eat lettuce, or other greens outside of the tank, so we feed it to him in his tank. In order to not make a mess in the tank, we give him individual small pieces, one at a time. He is getting bigger and he sometimes bites our finger when eating the lettuce. I have been looking at tongs/tweezers online, but am concerned that he may accidentally bite the tweezers and hurt his mouth. Does anybody have any suggestions on a brand of tweezers/tongs that may be safe for red eared sliders? Or maybe another method that won't make a mess in the tank? Thank you!

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Post Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 10:40 am   Re: Feeding Lettuce

Just dropping it in the tank wouldn’t make a mess. You can probably use sturdy chopsticks or a spoon. You should look into something called a veggie clip. It costs about $2 and is a plastic clip with a suction cup and will hold the lettuce on the tank glass for you. You can find it in the fish section of a pet store.
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