Feeding and Nutrition :: Raw Pumpkin/Squash

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Post Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:48 am   Raw Pumpkin/Squash

So I went to the zoo a few weeks ago and they had a tank of small turtles all chomping away on a whole hollowed out pumpkin! I've only got one turtle but I wondered if I used a small squash could I do the same thing? Is it safe for them to eat uncooked squash and would I need to take it out after a few hours so she didn't eat the whole thing?

I thought it might be a interesting way for her to feed (tackling a whole veg) rather than just getting fed conveniently cut up chunks.
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:34 am   Re: Raw Pumpkin/Squash

Uncooked should be OK, steaming it can make it easier to eat. As for leaving food in there... it depends on the turtle but I can't do it with my RES.
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