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Post Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:31 am   Re: Feeding list! (Add yours here)

Earl (Граф in Russian):
Turtle age: 6 months
Turtle size: 6x6 cm
Turtle habitat: indoor (ExoTerra turtle terrarium 45x45x30 cm)

Sunday:
morning - 12 ReptoMin baby + Gammarus
evening - 1/2 of one shrimp (body)
lettuce

Monday:
morning: 12 ReptoMin baby + Gammarus
evening: 1 kalmar cube (size of 1 kalmar cube is 2x1 cm) + 1/2 of shrimp
lettuce

Tuesday:
morning: 12 ReptoMin baby + Gammarus
evening: fillet of carp boiled in nonsalted water ~20 min

Wednesday:
morning: 12 ReptoMin baby + Gammarus
evening: 1/2 of shrimp
lettuce

Thursday:
morning: 12 ReptoMin baby + Gammarus
evening: 1/4 of gel block ReptoDelica Snack (Tetra)
lettuce

Friday:
morning: 12 ReptoMin baby + Gammarus
evening: fillet of white-meat fish for aqutic inhabitants
lettuce

Saturday:
morning: 12 ReptoMin baby + Gammarus
evening: 1 kalmar cube + 1/2 of shrimp
lettuce

The other two turtles have a similar menu only in smaller quantities. Their age is 1.5 months and size: 4.2x4 cm - little scripta elegance and 4.4x4 cm - little scripta troostii
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Post Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:42 pm   Re:

Billy Black wrote:Turtle Age: I've owned him just over a year, and he was only 1.5 inches when I got him, so probably a year to a year and a half.
Turtle Size: About 4 inches
Habitat: indoor

Sunday: pellets (size of his head)
Monday: lettuce or maybe some carrot
Tuesday: pellets
Wednesday: more lettuce
Thursday: pellets

I was giving him carrot on a semi-regular basis, but I noticed it was on the "Moderate" list, so I'm cutting back on that. Once every month or so he gets about five rosey red minnows or a few ghost shrimp. Oh, and some cuttle bone when I remember (which isn't very often).


When you first got him, did he refuse food the first few days? Mine is about 2 inches and he wont eat ANYTHING! I've only had him for 2 days, but I am soo worried!
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Post Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:52 pm   Re: Re:

Mo Milazzo wrote:When you first got him, did he refuse food the first few days? Mine is about 2 inches and he wont eat ANYTHING! I've only had him for 2 days, but I am soo worried!


Mine was smaller when I got him, but he did not eat for a few days.

Do you know what yours was eating before you got it? Maybe it doesn't realize what you are offering is food. Check out the methods to entice eating on the main portion of the site.

http://www.redearslider.com/entice_eating.html

It has some good tips you can use if your turtle doesn't start eating soon.
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Post Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:54 pm   Re: Feeding list! (Add yours here)

Turtle Age (Aprox)- just a baby
Turtle Size (SCL) - 1 inch
Turtle habitat (indoor/outdoor)- indoor

We have only had "Buddy" for a little over a week. I don't have a feeding schedule for him as of yet. His tank has minnows, snails and aquatic wisteria and a floating aquatic plant(of which I can't remember the name!) He also gets hatchling pellets.
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Post Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:40 pm   Re: Feeding list! (Add yours here)

Turtle Age (Aprox): 7 years old (both of them)
Turtle Size (SCL): male - 5.9 inches female 6.7 inches
Turtle habitat (indoor/outdoor) : indoor 30 gallons

Sunday: Lettuce
Monday:Lettuce
Tuesday: pellets ( tropical biorept medium sticks)
Wednesday:Lettuce
Thursday:pellets ( tropical biorept medium sticks)
Friday:pellets ( tropical biorept medium sticks)
Saturday:Lettuce

i feed as much as the size of their turtles. is it ok?
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Post Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:52 pm   Re: Feeding list! (Add yours here)

krouser wrote:i feed as much as the size of their turtles. is it ok?


That is correct, if you are talking about the head;)
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Post Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:37 am   Re: Feeding list! (Add yours here)

slider_keeper wrote:
krouser wrote:i feed as much as the size of their turtles. is it ok?


That is correct, if you are talking about the head;)

should i feed them everyday?
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Post Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:49 am   Re: Feeding list! (Add yours here)

Head-sized portions of pellets are for every other day or 3x a week for adult RES. I would try to add a little more variety (another brand of pellet, other types of veggies, etc).
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Post Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:57 pm   Re: Feeding list! (Add yours here)

krouser wrote:Turtle Age (Aprox): 7 years old (both of them)
Turtle Size (SCL): male - 5.9 inches female 6.7 inches
Turtle habitat (indoor/outdoor) : indoor 30 gallons



30 gallon tank for 2 adult turtles?
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Post Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:50 pm   Re: Feeding list! (Add yours here)

age unknowm :msgreen:
size 3 inches
habitat 40 gallon indoor tank
rosies and anarchis always in tank
sunday 7 pellets
monday 5 pellets and a teaspoon of shrimp
tuesday 5 pellets and some lettuce
wednesday 7 pellet
thursday 5 pellets and shrimp
friday 7 pellets
saturday 5 pellets and a small peice of tomato
One RES- Squirt about 3 inches
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Post Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:44 pm   Re: Feeding list! (Add yours here)

Turtle Age Bubbles 3-4, Sandy 8, Jimmy Not sure, but definetely old :P
Turtle Size Bubbles 5", Sandy 6", Jimmy 6.5"
Turtle habitat Bubbles 25 g, Sandy 30 g, Jimmy 30 g

Sunday ReptoMin*
Monday
Tuesday ReptoMin*
Wednesday
Thursday ReptoMin*
Friday
Saturday ReptoMin*

Treats Veggies and I gave Bubbles a small piece of pork roast before she loved it! :D

*I try to give them veggies all the time but sometimes they either won't eat it or I can't get any.
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Trachemys scripta elegans:
Sandy - m - 6"
Bubbles - m - 4.5"
Jimmy - f - 6.75"
Blacky - f - 7.5"
Goliath - f - 7.75"

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:36 pm   Re: Feeding list! (Add yours here)

Earl
About 5 years old ( rescued her 4 yrs ago )
55 gal tank indoor
About 8 in.
Has 3 goldfish friends living with her as well
Everyday she gets reptomin pellets about the size of her head...a little extra for goldfish
Every other day she gets vegetables and fruit ( just recently started eating them )
She loves fishy flavored wet cat food.....I know I know that's terrible! But...it got in their accidentally when she had her old tank my cats would eat on top and they get wet food as treats and some dropped in and she was in heaven!! She also loved dried shrimp and bloodworms.
Once a week she also gets her shell conditioned!
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Post Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:32 am   Re: Feeding list! (Add yours here)

Try some of the other things in the feeding section for treats. I can't imagine what cat food does to the water. They really like a lot of food that's good for them, so don't worry about doing treats. If the shell conditioner is VitaShell... it's not necessary and potentially harmful. Welcome to the forum!
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Post Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:12 pm   Re: Feeding list! (Add yours here)

Our 4.5" RES Torbert loves Anacharis - this is convenient, as it grows like a weed in my planted aquaria, so I can just drop the weekly trimmings into his tank for a veggie snack...
It grows so fast one could even consider growing it in an outdoor pond or well-lit turtle tank as a self-sustaining supplemental feed (it COULD happen;)...)
FYI what is sold as "Anacharis" can actually be Elodea, Egeria, or Hydrilla (and possibly other species) - I have 2 of these 3 that both grow well and are readily taken by Torbert - just be aware some states/countries have banned sale/import of some of these 3 types of Anacharis...
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Post Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:20 am   Re: Feeding list! (Add yours here)

For Turdy and Hester I put two head sized jello shots in the tank every other day and I offer leaf lettuce daily and trimmings from my wife's planted tank. They get a lot of anachris which is gone as soon as it hits the tank. There are also a few ghost shrimp, guppies and ruby red minnows with them that they occasionally catch for a snack(they are not great hunters I usually see them miss). I am thinking about starting to feed them their jello separate they are starting to get a little aggressive toward each other(only at meal time) as they try to constantly go for the same shot.
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