Feeding and Nutrition :: Am I doing this right?

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:42 pm   Am I doing this right?

I have 3 baby red eared sliders. I feed them every morning and every night. I have noticed they reduced to eat the pellets for baby turtles or the sticks. The only thing I can get them to eat is the dried shrimp and live plants. After reading a few posts, I am second guessing if I am doing right as a lot of people on here state that you aren't supposed to feed them shrimp more often than once a week. I want to do what's best for my babies but they will spit the pellets and sticks out and not eat unless it's a live plant or shrimp. Am I hurting them? :mrgreen:
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Post Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:58 pm   Re: Am I doing this right?

Welcome to the site! What kind of pellets are you using for them?
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Post Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:21 pm   Re: Am I doing this right?

I am turtle sitting my daughter's turtle. He does not eat any pellets but only shrimp. He is healthy, active and alert but grew very little. Wouldn't it hurt the health of the turtle in the long run to only eat shrimp?
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Post Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:51 am   Re: Am I doing this right?

Yes, pretty much. If he's healthy, then cut out the shrimp completely and offer pellets/veggies. He'll eventually take it.
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Post Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:58 pm   Re: Am I doing this right?

I am feeding them natural aquatic turtle food with added vit and minerals hatchling formula by zoo med and red shrip by zoo med and live aquatic plants
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Post Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:41 pm   Re: Am I doing this right?

That sounds fine, though you can probably cut out the shrimp. Also be very careful with the amount you give them, it's easy to over feed them.
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