Feeding and Nutrition :: traveling

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:45 pm   Re: traveling

I would say no on a food block. They are made for fish. Your turtle will be ok for three days without food. Just feed well before you leave. Turtles can actually go for some time without food.
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Post Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:19 pm   Re: traveling

...just hate to think of her as going hungry. Still exploring options. Thank you for the feedback.
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Post Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:24 am   Re: traveling

I'd avoid those blocks too. It's always best to have someone come in and feed/check.
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Post Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:38 pm   Re: traveling

Friend fed her. Yay! She's fine. She looks bigger than I recall. Her neck. But I Googled neck bulge and she definitely doesn't have that. She might be getting fat. Lettuce and pellets for her for a while. And carrots. Cutting way back on salmon (as in none for a while). (She's glad I'm home). :)

Thank you for everyone's advice!
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Post Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:05 am   Re: traveling

Glad things went smoothly. Sorting out the pellets in a pill box will make it easier for guests to feed her. Does she look fat elsewhere?
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Post Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:45 pm   Re: traveling

steve wrote: Does she look fat elsewhere?


Nope. She just looks cute all over :msgreen:
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Post Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:09 pm   Re: traveling

Was she watching you as you typed that? :)
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Post Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:45 pm   Re: traveling

steve wrote:Was she watching you as you typed that? :)


Hahaha, she is extremely observant. Even when I take her out of her tank and put her in a smaller one to clean things out, she watches the area where I'm working on her tank because she knows what's going on. And when I put her back in, she just flutters and flutters away at my finger as if to say: "Thank you, Turtle Mama!" :wink: :msgreen:
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Post Posted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:37 pm   Re: traveling

I wish my turts showed some occasional appreciation :)
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Post Posted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 4:37 pm   Re: traveling

steve wrote:I wish my turts showed some occasional appreciation :)


Did you get them all at once? How many do you have?

George gets a lot of undivided attention since there are no other turtles for her to bond with (a deliberate choice on my behalf). She's stuck with me! :lol:
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Post Posted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 4:41 pm   Re: traveling

steve wrote:Glad things went smoothly. Sorting out the pellets in a pill box will make it easier for guests to feed her.


Yeah, he just stopped by once. I advised him to give her 7 to 10 pellets.
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Post Posted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:04 pm   Re: traveling

I have a male and female, in each their own tank. The male is refusing veggies this winter and my female has been extra skittish :roll:
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Post Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:21 am   Re: traveling

steve wrote:I have a male and female, in each their own tank. The male is refusing veggies this winter and my female has been extra skittish :roll:

My female is doing the same thing. She usually loves her lettuce but not so much this winter. She still likes her pellets.
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1 Female RES/Slidy.
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Post Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:14 pm   Re: traveling

Kansasslider wrote:
steve wrote:I have a male and female, in each their own tank. The male is refusing veggies this winter and my female has been extra skittish :roll:

My female is doing the same thing. She usually loves her lettuce but not so much this winter. She still likes her pellets.


Interesting! George had the nerve to spit out her lettuce this morning. I thought it's because I'd just given her a little sliver of fresh salmon and she's being picky/preferential. Maybe it's the weather. We're having a lot of frost (even some snow) this week. Salad and cold weather do not usually go hand in hand.
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Post Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:03 pm   Re: traveling

During the winter you might find your turtle doesn't act normally. I think its their biological clock.
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