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Post Posted: Tue May 05, 2015 8:11 pm   Feeding a two year old turtle

Been awhile since I posted. Steve is now over 2 years old. He gets green leaf lettuce every morning and in the afternoon he gets a Jell-O shot, wheat germ, reptomin, or omega pellets pending on the day of the week. Sunday he gets a cricket. Is that too much feeding for a turtle his age?
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Post Posted: Tue May 05, 2015 11:02 pm   Re: Feeding a two year old turtle

Lettuce is okay for an every day food, but the shots and pellets you mentioned are probably better for every other day. You don't need the crickets.
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Post Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 5:50 am   Re: Feeding a two year old turtle

Is feeding him twice a day too much?
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Post Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 10:27 am   Re: Feeding a two year old turtle

How does his shell look? A lot of dietary problems will be visible with turtles still growing.
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Post Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 12:07 pm   Re: Feeding a two year old turtle

It's a little rough but that's been there for awhile. It's actually starting to grow the bad spots out
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Post Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 12:09 pm   Re: Feeding a two year old turtle

Also, how often should you feed a hatchling? I just got a new hatchling and was trying to remember.
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Post Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 12:21 pm   Re: Feeding a two year old turtle

Right now my 2 year olds exact schedule is:
Monday: green leaf lettuce in the morning, jello shot in the afternoon
Tuesday: green leaf lettuce in the morning, reptomin pellets in the afternoon
Wednesday: green leaf lettice in the morning, Jell-O shot in the afternoon
Thursday: green leaf lettuce in the morning, omega pellets in the afternoon
Friday: green leaf lettuce in the morning, Jell-O shot in the afternoon
Saturday: green leaf lettuce in the mornings, hikari wheat germ pellets in the afternoon
Sunday: green leaf lettuce in he morning, gut loaf cricket in the afternoon

He isn't getting overweight that I can tell but I don't want to hurt him. I hear after they get older they should eat less often
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Post Posted: Thu May 07, 2015 8:35 am   Re: Feeding a two year old turtle

You can feed a turtle everyday, it just depends on how much. The schedule sounds pretty good... maybe change up the green leaf once or twice a week.
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Post Posted: Thu May 07, 2015 2:51 pm   Re: Feeding a two year old turtle

Ok thanks Steve. If I notice him getting chunky could I cut out the afternoon feeding every other day?
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Post Posted: Sun May 10, 2015 12:13 pm   Re: Feeding a two year old turtle

Yes you can.
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Post Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:23 pm   Re: Feeding a two year old turtle

George eats twice a day since she hit her 12 month birthday. Her diet varies. Pellets every day. Lettuce when she's begging. A main dish of shrimp once a day. Or salmon.
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