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Post Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:23 am   Canned tuna and boiled chicken??

I saw some posts saying to feed RES canned tuna and boiled chicken.
Is there a certain type/brand of tuna and chicken i should use for him?
Also how many times do i feed it to him and how much?
Do i feed it to him with anything else?
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:33 am   

I believe canned tuna or boiled chicken meat is only used to entice eating. They're
not for regular consumption. Once the turtle eats, try to switch to pellets or
vegetables as soon as possible.

One thing to note, use canned tuna soaked in water, not oil.

You can also soak the pellets in canned tuna water, to make them more smelly
for the turtle to be enticed.
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:08 am   

Oh okay thanks
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:37 pm   

You can give a bit of either, as long as the amount is small and it's done infrequently. (Consider it a treat. :D) If you do give some, don't feed pellets (offering a veggie is fine).
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:07 pm   

I'd just like to reiterate using products that are only canned in water, and not any kind of oil. It will say so on the can label. I feed water canned salmon and tuna to my turtles (and fish) from time to time and they really love it. I like to pick the spines out and offer them for their calcium content.

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:25 pm   

I do the same with the canned salmon I buy, but I pick out the substance in between the vertabrae.
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:19 pm   

How many times can i feed him the canned salmon and any other sea food products?
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:44 am   

The main site has all that info and more. I wouldn't offer any other kind of human seafood, though. I give my turtle fish maybe once a month or less, or if I do it more than once a month I won't do it for a while afterwards.

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Post Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:58 pm   Re:

Kemul wrote:I believe canned tuna or boiled chicken meat is only used to entice eating. They're
not for regular consumption. Once the turtle eats, try to switch to pellets or
vegetables as soon as possible.

One thing to note, use canned tuna soaked in water, not oil.


Ooops. Canned tuna soaked in water is a staple of George's diet. She loves it. Loves it mixed with carrots and of course, pellets. And lettuce.

And she's growing rapidly. Not pyramiding, I don't think, but I'm keeping a close eye as well as trying to find alternatives, get her down to tuna maybe 3 days a week instead of 7...
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:03 pm   Re:

Spike 7.62 wrote: I feed water canned salmon and tuna to my turtles


I'll try canned salmon next! Thanks! :)

What about canned bay shrimp?

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I think starting tonight through Sunday, just pellets, lettuce, and carrots for George. Right?
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:41 am   Re: Canned tuna and boiled chicken??

I don't know about the shrimp, it should be OK. But any of the canned stuff should be strictly limited, to maybe a couple times a month.
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Post Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:37 pm   Re: Canned tuna and boiled chicken??

steve wrote: any of the canned stuff should be strictly limited, to maybe a couple times a month.


So when people give tuna to their turtle babies, how do they obtain it? Raw tuna from the deli?! Ew!

I've cut her way back on it, to merely a pinch, but still...
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Post Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:44 pm   Re: Canned tuna and boiled chicken??

From the can is fine, but just small amounts. What about just soaking the pellets in tuna water?
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:22 pm   Re: Canned tuna and boiled chicken??

steve wrote:From the can is fine, but just small amounts. What about just soaking the pellets in tuna water?


She has a small amount each day. A pinch. I may skip a day or two shortly. She's ignoring her lettuce. She's fine with the pellets plain, but that's how I got her started on them: stank them up with tuna :wink: :msgreen:
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