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Post Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:12 pm   Boba Eats Lettuce! What?!

So this is a surprise. According to everything I have researched, lookup, and read about soft shell turtles; they are carnivores. Well according to Austin Turtle Page's spiny soft shell turtle care sheet, Boba (is only a couple months old) is a odd ball, off-the-wall softie. He apparently likes lettuce! I gave Toku some red leaf and decided to give a piece to Boba to see if he would even use it as shelter. I honestly didn't expect him to bite it, much less continue to eat it! Again Boba is a baby turtle! Well he did, so I had to take a pic of this. By the way, he is not camera shy. Here is Boba eating his first piece of red leaf lettuce in his short life.......

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Post Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:48 pm   Re: Boba Eats Lettuce! What?!

Aww, very cool. How much of it did he eat?
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Post Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:13 pm   Re: Boba Eats Lettuce! What?!

He nipped at it all day being his size he didn't eat whole lot of it but I keep giving a small piece and he keeps grazing on it. I'd say he likes red leaf not sure about roman or green leaf tho.
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Post Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:28 pm   Re: Boba Eats Lettuce! What?!

What about some aquatic plants?
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Post Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:17 pm   Re: Boba Eats Lettuce! What?!

I will try that to in the future;)
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