Feeding and Nutrition :: Turtle Jello Shots

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:39 pm   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

Bruce! lol

Maybe I need to make shrimp jello shots for Sheldon to commemorate. lol
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Post Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:43 pm   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

You lost me?
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Post Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:16 am   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

The pet name for the mechanical shark in JAWS was Bruce. Lol.

As for the shrimp jello shots, tuna would probably be more appropriate as it is a staple of the great whites diet along with seals.
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Post Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:53 am   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

I'm making some with tuna, blueberries, red leaf,carrots and repti calcium today :-)
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Post Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 2:18 pm   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

How much blueberry? I heard they were good but something to not over do.
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Post Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:20 pm   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

I think I added like 10 or 15 or so?
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Post Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:22 pm   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

Ah ok. I'll have to remember that. :) Thanks!
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Post Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:17 am   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

cutepanda86 wrote:Shark Week is coming!!

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Jello shots for Clyde and meat shots for his sharky friends. ;)

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I have to remember to post this on our Facebook page :)
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Post Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:10 am   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

Cool Steve!
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:26 pm   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

Some folks suggested I try this for my stubborn RES. A couple of questions, I didn't see the answer to (or clearly enough for me) about this. Calcium supplement vs. cuttlebone. What seems to be the better one? For the calcium suppliment - I'm assuming this isn't referring to the little turtle shape things you can put in their tank. Is it a special kind?

I read that you should only put the size of their head in there? Or is a standard ice cube size ok and they'll bite off small parts.

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:54 pm   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

If you want to add a bit of calcium, use phosphorous-free calcium powder. Cuttlebone has the benefit of them trimming their beaks a little when they eat it. I don't know what size, just make sure it's thawed out a bit. I guess you can cut it up to expidite the process
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:29 pm   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

I used the ingredients as suggested slightly tweaking using less blueberries and less sweet potato and a lot of arugula and green leaf lettuce made about 3 cups of purée then added 1 cup of hot water.
I used 3 packages of gelatin I hope that was enough for 4 cups of this mixture.
I powered into a baking tray which made it about 1.5 cm thick.

Letting it sit now. Then plan to cut into cubes the proper size for my turtle. Then I'll freeze it. I hope this works. Was hoping to make a ton of cubes to avoid making it over and over.

Think it will work?
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Tank Mates: Mystery Snails, Peacock Eel, 2 cichlids
Habitat: 55 gal, UVA & UVB lighting, Live Plant and high volume filter
Diet: Pellets, jello shots (wont eat veggies :()
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Post Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:06 am   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

I don't know much about arugula. This should work, though it might be a bit messy if you use it everyday.
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Post Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:21 pm   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

Welp pouring it into a baking tray then using a butter knife after it's turned to a jello works really well currently in freezing state.
Turd doesn't seem to like them :(.
I'm hoping if I under feed him for awhile he will accept them as food. Considering I have about 500 cubes lmao
Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada

Turtle: RES about 6-8months old
Tank Mates: Mystery Snails, Peacock Eel, 2 cichlids
Habitat: 55 gal, UVA & UVB lighting, Live Plant and high volume filter
Diet: Pellets, jello shots (wont eat veggies :()
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Post Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:28 pm   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

That sucks! Its like making a bunch of food for your friends and then they say it's terrible! Sorry. My map won't touch them either!!
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