Feeding and Nutrition :: Help is my baby turtle overweight?

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Post Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 7:23 am   Help is my baby turtle overweight?

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I want to be sure if my baby turtle is okay! Please help
Do you think he is overweight? I feed him in the
morning at around 7:40am and then a 6:30 pm
when I return from work! I feed him baby long stick
made from tetra
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Thanks for the help
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Post Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 10:41 am   Re: Help is my baby turtle overweight?

Yes, I would feed him fewer pellets.
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Post Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 5:41 pm   Re: Help is my baby turtle overweight?

steve wrote:Yes, I would feed him fewer pellets.

ok thank you! one last question, how many times a day should i feed him?
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Post Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 6:19 pm   Re: Help is my baby turtle overweight?

once a day should be good.
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Post Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 7:26 pm   Re: Help is my baby turtle overweight?

Matthew V. wrote:once a day should be good.

Thank you :)
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Post Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 8:40 am   Re: Help is my baby turtle overweight?

One a day might be too little, is he being fed anything else?
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Post Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 4:25 pm   Re: Help is my baby turtle overweight?

steve wrote:One a day might be too little, is he being fed anything else?

i feed him dry shrimps, mini longstick tetra and now he is enjoying carrots.
would feeding him 7 in the morning till 7 in the evening be okay? that way its a 12 hour shift?.
I love the little guy i am just not sure when he gets hungry? What would you recommend?
Thanks in advance!
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Post Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 8:09 pm   Re: Help is my baby turtle overweight?

I'd skip the shrimp. Instead of the Tetra, next time pick up some Omega One pellets. I normally feed mine lettuce in the morning and pellets at night. They might be as interested in veggies now, but keep a close eye on the total amount they get.

It's normal for them to beg all the time. If they're still on mostly pellets, divide that amount if you want to use it 2x a day.
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Post Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 9:35 pm   Re: Help is my baby turtle overweight?

steve wrote:I'd skip the shrimp. Instead of the Tetra, next time pick up some Omega One pellets. I normally feed mine lettuce in the morning and pellets at night. They might be as interested in veggies now, but keep a close eye on the total amount they get.

It's normal for them to beg all the time. If they're still on mostly pellets, divide that amount if you want to use it 2x a day.

ok ill give it a shot thanks!!! :D
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