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Post Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:56 pm   Freeze dried crickets?

I'm new to pet turtles and was wondering if it's ok to feed a RES turtle freeze-dried crickets?
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Post Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:16 am   Re: Freeze dried crickets?

A better Treat to feed would be fresh frozen Krill. Are you feeding pellets? What kind?
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Post Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:21 am   Re: Freeze dried crickets?

I occasionally use Can O' Mini Size Crickets http://zoomed.com/db/products/EntryDeta ... SearchID=5
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Post Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:25 pm   Re: Freeze dried crickets?

Thanks for the replies!

Hopefully I can find some of the treats you mentioned! So far I've just been feeding Noah some Repto-min pellets and romaine lettuce. I tried feeding some shredded carrots but he didn't seem interested in those...
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Post Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 5:57 pm   Re: Freeze dried crickets?

Red leaf lettuce is better for turtles than romain. Your not hurting them its just better.
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Post Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:36 am   Re: Freeze dried crickets?

Hate to sound stupid, but what exactly qualifies as red leaf lettuce? I not sure what to look for! :oops:
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Post Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 4:41 am   Re: Freeze dried crickets?

It's a leafy vegetable that is often used in salads.
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Post Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:04 pm   Re: Freeze dried crickets?

Oh, thanks! I'll be sure to look for that!
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Post Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:05 pm   Re: Freeze dried crickets?

Omga One pellets are much better than Reptomin. Look for it on line its cheaper that way. How is your turtle or turtles doing?
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Post Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:52 pm   Re: Freeze dried crickets?

I plan on getting the Omga One pellets when I finish up the Reptomin.

Noah is doing well. I've got him some shrimp treats for Christmas. I'm still trying to figure out a way to get his basking rock closer to the light. He's pretty big so I don't think it's going to float the way it's supposed to.

How are your turtles?
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Post Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:29 am   Re: Freeze dried crickets?

My turtles are fine.Thanks for asking.Can you post a picture of the rock your tallking about?
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Post Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2015 11:19 pm   Re: Freeze dried crickets?

The rock is on the left. It's a floating platform I bought at the pet store. He fits on it, but just barely! I hope to add the non-floating rock somehow (he's sitting on it in the photo). Just not sure how I'm going to do that yet!

I think I'm going to buy 3 or 4 pieces of small pvc pipe and glue them with aquarium sealant to the bottom. Then place the platform on top (or possibly just add a new basking platform cut to the right size). I think that will work best for the set up I have...
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Post Posted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 6:41 am   Re: Freeze dried crickets?

That amount of water is dangerous if he flips over. A cork bark wedge is what you're looking for.
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Post Posted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 3:15 am   Re: Freeze dried crickets?

Yes, I know. Right now I've got the water level at 4 inches deep. I plan to raise the water level as soon as I get the basking rock fixed.

How close should the basking light be to the rock/platform? I don't want it to be too hot.
Also, how do I keep the hard water stains from forming on the glass? How is it best cleaned?

Also, I was a little nervous about the cork bark. What if he tries to eat it?
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Post Posted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:25 pm   Re: Freeze dried crickets?

My RES likes to bite everything, to the point where he chipped his beak. It's healed but his tank is pretty bare. He did take small bites out of the bark, but it's harmless. Very safe to have in the tank.

You need to have a thermometer to measure the temps. The distance/wattage depends on what you're using, but as a minimum, it needs to be out of reach from your turtle and any incidental water splashes.
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