Feeding and Nutrition :: Turtles eating chocolate

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 1:37 pm   

bradhart wrote:Now I want chocolate.


*Takes a bar, breaks a piece and shares.*
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 11:46 am   

bradhart, I hope your gf knows the way to your heart is truly through your stomach. :) First it was mangoes, then pie, now chocolate...
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 6:49 pm   

i know my dog howie he is 80 pounds and he ate a whole bag of chocolate bars one day and i found the empty bag but he ate the wrappers n all . He didnt look to good so I called our vet . she said it shouldnt bother him since he is a very big dog. I guess in dogs it goes by the weight of the dog to depend on how much is too much. The wrappers made him sicker than anything !!! always something with this dog he is as bad as a kid. He also ate a leaf off of a philideneron plant i have ( very poisonous to people and dogs) made it through it all. it feels like i got to keep all the stuff on the ceiling or he figures out how to get it!
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 9:32 pm   

hmm... mango pie covered in chocolate.... mmmmmmmmmm
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 9:37 pm   

bradhart wrote:hmm... mango pie covered in chocolate.... mmmmmmmmmm


ok, just curious... is this forum for turtles or food? :roll: Just kidding Brad... :lol: You keep making me hungry when I shouldn't be eating.
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 9:39 pm   

It's for turtles... I um... feed it to my turtle?
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 9:46 pm   

Sure, sure, sure... I believe you. :roll: Really, I do. :lol:
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Post Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2005 9:57 am   

RES Tampa wrote:SKF - What in the world are your turtles doing in that video clip?


Looks like the mating dance to me???
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 11:03 pm   FYI Chocolate & onions

for those that are interested...all chocolate is not the same

What's toxic is an ingredient in pure cocoa - milk chocolate is generally less bothersom than cooking chocolate. Essentially, the darker it is, the more toxic it is for animals.

Of course, the reverse is true for people. Go figure.

And yes, onions are also toxic to canines, not sure about anybody else. Onion in *any* form coagulates the blood. Again, small amounts may not be noticeable, however larger amounts all at one time can be be a serious problem.

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 3:52 pm   

You know, last weekend I read an article about how chocolate wasn't good for animals (the article was geared toward dogs and the holiday season). It was baking chocolate that was mentioned as being actually toxic for them.
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Post Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 12:52 am   

Karen

Thank you for mentioning that. As I was reading the posts, I thought to myself but some chocolate isn't as bad.

My friend is a Vet Tech for dogs and she feeds them chocolate on rare occassions, but never cocoa!
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Post Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:29 am   

i wouldn't take the chance, my lab once ate a chunck of chocolate, ended up with a tube down his throat... bad..

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 11:24 am   

well I guess since turtles have turtle foods best to be safe and keep the candy away caz they will try to eat ANYTHING.....but choc. is people food...one of the essential people food groups so I guess I need to go get my choc. now lol
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Post Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 2:12 pm   

Yeah I try not to feed chocolate to any animal.
Just watch to see if they are okay and if anything changes take them to a vet :lol:

Most people don't even know that MILK is bad for cats. They are lactose intolerent *nods*
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Post Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 2:16 pm   

yes kittens generally become lactose intolerant as they develop into cats. At least lactose-reduced milk is being sold

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