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Post Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:18 am   Turtle eats poop!

Hi!
My turtles eat their own poop, is this good for them because they seem to like eating their turds after being fed.
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Post Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:01 am   Re: Turtle eats poop!

Its normal and doesn't hurt them. You can try to scoop it out with a net before they can eat it.
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Post Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:20 pm   Re: Turtle eats poop!

George eats it, then spits it out. (Yay!)
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Post Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:37 pm   Re: Turtle eats poop!

Mine eat it!
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Post Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:27 am   Re: Turtle eats poop!

Man really?? I did not know turtles did this. Wish we could train the ferrets to do it too..lol :lol:
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Post Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:47 pm   Re: Turtle eats poop!

The think only ferrets are equal to turtles in the amount of waste they produce relative to size. :)
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Post Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 2:16 pm   Re: Turtle eats poop!

Nope I think Ferrets win the prize for the amount of waste they produce.. one poop every four hours multiply that by several ferrets,, its a heck of a lot of poop.. lol
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