Feeding and Nutrition :: Harms of meal worms

Turtle diets and eating habits discussed here.

Post Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:20 am   Re:

mikee wrote:a-b - I would stick to pellets for turtles. They are well balanced.


George doesn't really touch them. Or maybe he does. He's shy so I don't know if he's eating when I'm not around or if they are dissolving in his tank.

You can give the meal worms once a week and veggies once a week.


His first mealworms. Curious if he'll eat them.

Also got him a mirror for, hopefully, amusement.

Does't seem interested in the collard greens I've given him.

The only other thing I give them is calcium added to the pellets and cuddle bone. m.


George has been offered shrimp and tuna...
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Post Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:23 am   Re:

theartbook35 wrote:
Meal worms should be a once a week treat at best.


I cannot imagine holding on to those things for that long since George seems to hardly eat. Don't they have an expiration dte?

There are better proteins from live food out there, like feeder guppies or gutloaded crickets.


There were canned crickets on the shelf next to the mealworms. Can a baby red eared slider eat them?

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:32 am   Re: Harms of meal worms

There are canned mini crickets which are pre-cooked and pretty soft.
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Post Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:30 pm   Re:

BullDog wrote:Well, like any protein, it should only be fed about once a month, since it can lead to health problems.


Oh? So salmon on the daily is no good (even though she loves it so!). She only gets the size of my thumbnail supplemented with pellets, lettuce, carrots, strawberry...

With meal worms specifically, I think they can be a bit difficult to digest, and don't have that much nutrition to start with.


Plus, they are icky looking!
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