Feeding and Nutrition :: What NOT to feed your Red Eared Slider

Turtle diets and eating habits discussed here.

Post Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 5:44 pm   What NOT to feed your Red Eared Slider

Iceburg lettuce
Celery
They provide very little useful nutrition or fiber. They are fillers, a way to add variety but not nutrition.

Spinach
Chard
Beets
Rhubarb
Oxalic acid blocks the absorption of calcium. These foods cause the turtle to become calcium deficient even if a good source of calcium is provided which can result in soft shell or MBD (metabolic bone disease) which is fatal.


Beans
Mushrooms
Not much nutritional value, and can cause gout.


Raw meat
Frozen fish
Raw chicken
Causes obesity, pyramiding, kidney problems
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