Feeding and Nutrition :: Feeding Mississippi Map Turtles

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:05 pm   Feeding Mississippi Map Turtles

Hello,

I am about to adopt a couple of Mississippi Map Turtles. I have been reading on general care and prepping overall for their arrival. I read that in addition to feeding them pellets, you can feed them romaine lettuce and earthworms. I have a small garden where I grow different kinds of lettuce and I also have a worm bin for composting (red wigglers). Is it ok to feed them lettuce and worms from my garden? I do not use chemical pesticides. I do on occasion use neem oil and organic fungicide(serenade).
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Post Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:47 pm   Re: Feeding Mississippi Map Turtles

It should be safe. A few of us have gardens to grow turtle food. Congrats on the adoption!
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Post Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:37 pm   Re: Feeding Mississippi Map Turtles

I own one little cute male and mine is picky. He will only eat carrots,turtle sticks, fresh fish and large krill. You can try different things and see what they like. I want pictures! ;-)
1 Male Mississippi Map/Mississippi
1 Female RES/Slidy.
1 DBT White Concentric Female/ Lucky
1 DBT Male/ Spots
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300 gallon indoor stock tank, FX6 & FX5 filters. Mega-Ray 100w UVB bulb.
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Post Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:53 pm   Re: Feeding Mississippi Map Turtles

Thank you for the info. As soon as I can I will post pics!
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Post Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:14 pm   Re: Feeding Mississippi Map Turtles

Your welcome.
1 Male Mississippi Map/Mississippi
1 Female RES/Slidy.
1 DBT White Concentric Female/ Lucky
1 DBT Male/ Spots
(Housed in the same tank)

300 gallon indoor stock tank, FX6 & FX5 filters. Mega-Ray 100w UVB bulb.
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Post Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:29 am   Re: Feeding Mississippi Map Turtles

I was sent a couple of pics of the turtles:

http://i.imgur.com/f6goLZj.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/UEo1FhB.jpg
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Post Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:24 pm   Re: Feeding Mississippi Map Turtles

They're adorable!
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