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Post Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:55 am   New foods

Here are some foods I want to feed to my RES, red-bellied cooter, Razor- backed muck and common musk:
Dandelion leaves
Clover leaves

Are these fine for them? Also, the RES and the musks won't eat any kind of veggies, though the RES will eat carrots. Any method to get them to eat the veggies?? Thanks.
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:55 am   Re: New foods

Musk. sorry
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 2:59 am   Re: New foods

Dandelion greens are great (make sure they haven't been exposed to chemicals); I know that clover greens are okay for vegetarian lizards like Uromastyx, but I'm not 100% sure about turtles. I'm sure they're fine, but we'd might as well wait for somebody who's actually tried it. :)

Some musks (and muds) will eat vegetables or aquatic plants; however, they don't really need it. They're predominantly carnivorous animals. As for the RES--as funny as it sounds, I just took pieces of lettuce and poked them in the face with it until they got angry enough to bite it. The rest is history! Also, please be sure to rinse off any greens thoroughly before offering them to the turtle(s). They often carry parasite eggs.
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