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Post Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:03 pm   Feeding Questions

How do I tell if they're getting enough?

When I finally got the tank set up last night, I put some green leaf lettuce and a couple small apple slices on their dock. This morning, they pulled all the lettuce into the water, but don't seem interested is eating it. But any time anyone walks by with food, she comes right up to the tank to beg, it doesn't matter what it is.

I know that when I picked them up, there was a lot of talk of fish and pellets, and not much of vegetables. But there were tiny bits of lettuce in the filter.

She might have some pyramiding starting. I can't tell if it's really there, or if I'm being paranoid.
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Post Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 5:02 pm   Re: Feeding Questions

They usually ARE getting enough and keepers are more likely to overfeed than underfeed. I'd think 1/3 the head-size amount of pellets is fine.
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Post Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:30 am   Re: Feeding Questions

How do i tell if im feeding the turtle the right amount of food?
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Post Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:32 am   Re: Feeding Questions

You might see excessive growth or even some chubbiness.
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Post Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:12 am   Re: Feeding Questions

Chubbiness in where?
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Post Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:20 pm   Re: Feeding Questions

Where ever skin is exposed.
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Post Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:42 pm   Re: Feeding Questions

i dont see much chubbiness. Shes not really fat on her skin but she is sort of pyramiding. I feed her six pellets and i feed her one worm a day. after i give her lettuce to snack on.
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Post Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:09 am   Re: Feeding Questions

Was she overfed before?
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Post Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:57 pm   Re: Feeding Questions

I don't really know honestly. When we got her my brother had her. She wasn't perfect , like she has a gap on the back of her shell and yea she was kind of pyramiding when we got her but it wasn't really bad. I mean I would understand why she wasn't perfect she was cheap. At the pet store they sell them for $25 they all looked the same.
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Post Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 6:37 pm   Re: Feeding Questions

Can you post a picture of her?
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Post Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:51 pm   Re: Feeding Questions

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:52 pm   Re: Feeding Questions

Its not a big pyramid but i just want to make sure it doesn't get bigger.
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Post Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:13 pm   Re: Feeding Questions

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:14 pm   Re: Feeding Questions

She already had the gap when we got her.
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Post Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:09 am   Re: Feeding Questions

Looks more or less OK.
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