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Post Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:18 pm   pellet comparison

Has anyone done a pellet comparison?

You buy dog food and they tell you on the side of the bag what all is in it and what percentage are protein, fat, fiber, etc.

Has anyone done the same for pellets?

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 12:35 am   Re: pellet comparison

This page is very anecdotal, but worth reading if you're interested: http://theturtleroom.com/blog/2012/04/2 ... pplements/

Experienced keepers generally agree with the assessments.
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:34 pm   Re: pellet comparison

excellent Steve, thanks, that easily led me to knowing what to buy Thor next
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:14 am   Re: pellet comparison

Good to know. What do you plan on using? I currently use Omega One, Mazuri and Hikari wheat germ.
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:33 am   Re: pellet comparison

Steve, What are the benefits of the Wheat Germ food? Is the kio food?
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:59 am   Re: pellet comparison

Good morning Steve,

I chose the Omega One Juvenile
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Post Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:31 pm   Re: pellet comparison

The Omega One pellets showed up in the mail today, they are tiny. I am going to have to make him a feeding tray...
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Post Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:13 pm   Re: pellet comparison

devilduck wrote:Steve, What are the benefits of the Wheat Germ food? Is the kio food?

This is the koi one. Supposedly it helps with scute shedding but I'm a bit skeptical since there is no proof. Regardless, it's a good pellet and good for variety.

tjurhs - how big is your turtle?
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Post Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:24 pm   Re: pellet comparison

Thor is 2.25 inches from the front of his shell to the back of it. My daughter caught him in the lake 2+ years ago, and back then he was a little less than 1 inch long
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Post Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:52 am   Re: pellet comparison

How does he like the Omega One? The regular sized ones are pretty crunchy, maybe the juvie version will suit him better.
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Post Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:33 am   Re: pellet comparison

the juvie version are really small, maybe 1/16 inch round. he's never had a problem eating pellets. I wet down his "feeding tray so they are sure to dtick to them and then he cobbles them up

at 2+ years isn't 2.25inches pretty small?

maybe I'm underfeeding him?
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Post Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:34 am   Re: pellet comparison

That is kind of small, how is the overall health?
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Post Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:13 pm   Re: pellet comparison

he seems very healthy, running around, swimming around, doing all the stuff that a RES should do.
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Post Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:34 am   Re: pellet comparison

That's good to hear. If the shell is in good shape, then everything should be fine.
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