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Post Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 11:59 pm   Turtle Pellets--- Greens are kinda annoying me

Okay so I've been trying to find what greens these little guys eat.. apparently carrots occassionally will eat... but most of the times she just shreds it up.. and they fight over it too but they wont swallow the shreds. .____.; sometimes I think they're pretty dumb( I still love them but they're dumb)

Anyways.... Is there anyway I can get greens into her? I haven't tried the jello shots yet because it seems messy.

What about this?

http://www.petsmart.com/reptile/food/na ... d=36-21547

I read the ingredients and it contains carrots... They should sell turtle food with a higher fiber intake sheesh.


I know this might sound dumb-- but can this be considered good for its diet? http://www.petco.com/product/116579/Ome ... ounds.aspx

Read the ingredients.

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P.S. I've been reading the ingredients in a lot of food and throughout some brands foods for like goldfish, and other types of fish... They pretty much contain the same thing just different amounts of vitamins and stuff... Same with turtle foods..

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P.s. Here's the maintenance formula.. http://zoomed.com/db/products/EntryDeta ... ntryID=226
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Post Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:37 am   Re: Turtle Pellets--- Greens are kinda annoying me

There was a small thread about National Geographic food earlier... I think the conclusion was that it's not a good choice. Omega One is a good brand and while this is not their turtle food (one of the best out there) you can probably use is it a little. That depends on why though, if it's just for veggie content then it's probably not worth it.

I have not tried it, but I think there a few users who like this (their turtles anyway) http://www.sfbb.com/Aquatic-Turtle-Diet ... ula_71.php
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Post Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:53 am   Re: Turtle Pellets--- Greens are kinda annoying me

steve wrote:There was a small thread about National Geographic food earlier... I think the conclusion was that it's not a good choice. Omega One is a good brand and while this is not their turtle food (one of the best out there) you can probably use is it a little. That depends on why though, if it's just for veggie content then it's probably not worth it.

I have not tried it, but I think there a few users who like this (their turtles anyway) http://www.sfbb.com/Aquatic-Turtle-Diet ... ula_71.php


That would be if I can find that. D: I guess I'll be having to make my own foods then....

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Found this guide.

https://theturtleroom.com/blog/2012/04/ ... pplements/
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Post Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:29 pm   Re: Turtle Pellets--- Greens are kinda annoying me

Zoo Med Maintenance pellets have a lot of plant matter, and only 25% protein. Those combined with Hikari algae wafers are helpful vegetable components of the diet. Don't give up on the real greens, though--thres nothing that will permanently substitute for them.
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Post Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:50 pm   Re: Turtle Pellets--- Greens are kinda annoying me

Jeremiah wrote:Zoo Med Maintenance pellets have a lot of plant matter, and only 25% protein. Those combined with Hikari algae wafers are helpful vegetable components of the diet. Don't give up on the real greens, though--thres nothing that will permanently substitute for them.

Where does it say that zoo med maintenance pellets have a lot of plant matter? I've read the ingredients...


"Wheat Middlings, Soybean Meal, Wheat Flour, Fish Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Spirulina, Fish Oil, Soy Lecithin, Dicalcium Phosphate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Potassium Iodate, Propionic Acid (a natural preservative).
Crude Protein (min): 25.0%
Crude Fat (min): 5.0%
Crude Fiber (max): 8.0%
Moisture (max): 11.0%
Ash (max): 10.0%
Phosphorus (min): 1.0%"
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:18 am   Re: Turtle Pellets--- Greens are kinda annoying me

I read it somewhere a while ago, regarding the spirulina and some of the other compounds. I may be remembering incorrectly--either way, though, if your turtles don't like greens, I would say that Zoo Med is the most reliable low-protein pellet.
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:00 am   Re: Turtle Pellets--- Greens are kinda annoying me

Jeremiah wrote:I read it somewhere a while ago, regarding the spirulina and some of the other compounds. I may be remembering incorrectly--either way, though, if your turtles don't like greens, I would say that Zoo Med is the most reliable low-protein pellet.

Right now I was given the a free pack of growth formula... So I am feeding her that with the reptomins.
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