Feeding and Nutrition :: Are Whole Pitted Dates ok for red ear slider?

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:23 pm   Are Whole Pitted Dates ok for red ear slider?

I just bought some whole pitted dates and whenever I grab them my turtle starts to flutter because she wants some, is it ok to give her one? They're made with no artificial flavors or preservatives, just some natural dates from California.
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Post Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:22 am   Re: Are Whole Pitted Dates ok for red ear slider?

Fruit is not a natural food wild RES's would normally encounter and its use should be limited to Rare use and in very small portions. They are generally high in sugar. Once a month as a treat or less could be offered.
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Post Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:47 pm   Re: Are Whole Pitted Dates ok for red ear slider?

Thank you litefoot
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:54 am   Re: Are Whole Pitted Dates ok for red ear slider?

Slizardo,

You say (SHE) how long you had he/she and do you know for sure ? How big , any name ? Think it's she that has you trained on the begging for any food?
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