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Post Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:22 pm   Re: Feeding list! (Add yours here)

Turtle Age (Aprox) 7-8 months maybe, I got her 10/8/15 the size of .50 cent piece.
Turtle Size (SCL) 2.5 inches
Turtle habitat (indoor/outdoor) indoor 55 gal

Sunday organic red kale leaf, 1 large pellet, 5 slim carrots slices
Monday organic dandilion leaf, 1 large pellet, 1 dried shrimp
Tuesday organic red kale leaf, 1 large pellet, 5 slim carrots slices
Wednesday organic dandilion leaf, 1 large pellet, 1 live meal worm
Thursday organic red kale leaf, 1 large pellet, 1 dried shrimp
Friday organic red kale leaf, 1 large pellet,5 slim carrots slices
Saturday organic red kale leaf, 1 large pellet, 1 strawberry (doesn't really like 'em)

cuddle bone is always there for here to chomp on. I've replace it once since I got her, is this good or bad?

Treats (and frequency) what consists as a treat?
she gets the small shrimp 2-3 times a week depending on what I have in the fridge.
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Post Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:57 pm   Re: Feeding list! (Add yours here)

I would add a bit more variety with the kale. Treats are usually once a week or longer but consider the quantity first.
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Post Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:49 pm   Re: Feeding list! (Add yours here)

what other leafy veggies would be best? she really seems to enjoy the purple stuff which is why I tend to keep giving it to her.
I shall slow down on the shrimp to but once a week!
Do they eat apple slices? she will eat strawberry/mango slices but doesn't seem to care for it the sweet stuff.
I gave her a meal worm the other day she really seemed to enjoy it but I won't do that again for a while, I fear it will be too much for her to process.

What are the best ways to make those turtle jello shots? do you happen to have a recipe? :) I would like to try and make something like that if she will eat em.
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Post Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:11 pm   Re: Feeding list! (Add yours here)

There is a jello sticky with various recipes. Try some red leaf lettuce instead of kale. How big are those large pellets?
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Post Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:16 pm   Re: Feeding list! (Add yours here)

I'll try the red leaf lettuce. smaller than her head but they are soaked so they are soft. 5/16 size it says. they aren't the growth ones, its a maintenance formula.
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Post Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:53 pm   Re: Feeding list! (Add yours here)

What brand are they?
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Post Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:20 am   Re: Feeding list! (Add yours here)

They are the zoomed ones.
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Post Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:01 pm   Re: Feeding list! (Add yours here)

I'd try a different brand... Omega One is well regarded.
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:15 pm   Re: Feeding list! (Add yours here)

Turtle Age (Aprox): 2 weeks (since purchase)
Turtle Size (SCL): 30mm + 33mm
Turtle habitat (indoor/outdoor): Indoor

Sunday - 2 pellets + Diced lettuce
Monday - 2 to 3 pellets
Tuesday - 2 pellets + diced lettuce
Wednesday - 2 to 3 pellets
Thursday - 2 to 3 pellets
Saturday - 2 to 3 pellets

All pellets used are raffy P.

Treats (and frequency) - 1 piece of shrimp called raffy I per day. I plan to reduce this treat to 2 times a week, since it looks like they're getting chubbier. :shock:
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Post Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:49 pm   Re: Feeding list! (Add yours here)

Turtle Age (Aprox) 1 1/4 yr
Turtle Size (SCL) 4.5 inches
Turtle habitat (indoor/outdoor) Indoor, 55 gallon tub, 90 gallons filtration, large basking area.

Sunday - Cleaning day, Reptomin w/head size early in the day, a little less than half a lettuce leaf in the evening
Monday - Red leaf lettuce, a little less than a whole leaf, broken up into medium-sized pieces
Tuesday - Red leaf lettuce
Wednesday - Reptomin, lettuce in the evening
Thursday - Cleaning day, Red leaf lettuce
Friday - Reptomin
Saturday - Red Leaf lettuce

Treats (and frequency) Repto-treat (the orange pellets), 2-3 twice a week or so in the evenings
Half a thawed bloodworm cube about once a month. I'm trying to mix it up, but with working it's difficult, I need veggies that don't go bad quickly.
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Post Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:38 pm   Re: Feeding list! (Add yours here)

Carrots can last for awhile when stored properly, but you're doing pretty good.
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Post Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:20 am   Re: Feeding list! (Add yours here)

Turtle Age (Aprox): 5 years old
Turtle Size (SCL): 6 inches (insufficent UVB when I got them...)
Turtle habitat (indoor/outdoor): Indoor

Sunday: None
Monday: 6 Reptomin pellets
Tuesday: Boiled pak choi or choi sum or lettuce, bit of shredded carrots.
Wednesday: None
Thursday: Reptomin pellets or veggie (depending on what I have at home).
Friday: Cooked courgettes or sweet pepper or pumpkin or winter melon with calcium dusting.
Saturday: A few reptomin pellets, a bit of fruit e.g. pear, apple, strawberries or cantaloupe with calcium dusting.

Treats (and frequency): cooked salmon, cooked other fish, cooked animal cartilage/bone gristle, fresh seaweed, beansprout... once every 2 weeks.
Cooked chicken wing bone (with no shattered bone pieces) for them to chew on (I find that this helps relieve stress? They panic less and stopped repeatedly climbing/swimming into walls).

Turtle Age (Aprox): 4 - 6 months
Turtle Size (SCL): 1.5 - 2inches
Turtle habitat (indoor/outdoor): Indoor

Sunday: 2 Reptomin pellets or veggie (depending on what I have at home).
Monday: Reptomin pellets
Tuesday: Boiled pak choi or choi sum or lettuce, bit of shredded carrots.
Wednesday: Reptomin pellets or veggie
Thursday: Reptomin pellets or veggie
Friday: Cooked courgettes or sweet pepper or pumpkin or winter melon with calcium dusting.
Saturday: A few reptomin pellets, a bit of fruit e.g. pear, apple, strawberries or cantaloupe with calcium dusting.

Treats (and frequency): cooked salmon, cooked other fish, cooked animal cartilage/bone gristle, fresh seaweed, beansprout... once every 2 weeks.

Food that MUST be avoided: Asparagus - offered only once, gave Hachi and Pudding scary seizures. Took them to a vet within 2 hours, not sure what the mechanism of action is... Hachi ate more of it and had bigger seizures, vet said it was critical, had to stay overnight... luckily they both recovered... I felt extremely bad. I have videos of their seizures as well! Willing to share, maybe in another topic area. :)
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Post Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:16 am   Re: Feeding list! (Add yours here)

Turtle Age: 12-13 Years Old
Turlte Size: 12 inches

Turtle Age: 3 years old
Turtle Size: Male 3 inches
Female A 3.5 inches
Female B. 3.5 inches


Fish Pellets
Water Spinach
Sun Dried Small Shrimp
Feeder Gold Fish for fun
Banana Peels / Sayote any Vegtable scraps from kitchen including cooked rice
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Post Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:20 am   Re: Feeding list! (Add yours here)

Hi unclefrancy , Did you raise them from baby's or got them as adults ? You may want to read other post and there reply's . To me need more variety and as adults should be more veggies. Here's a great read : http://www.redearslider.com/plants.html

I would remove the spinach !!! Not recommended ... High - Risk food ! May contain goitrogenic compounds !

Any pic's you can post ?
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Post Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:17 pm   Re: Feeding list! (Add yours here)

Turtle Age: Id guess around 2-3 years but I don't know for sure
Turtle Size: about 3-4 inches, I haven't gotten the chance to really measure him
Turtle habitat: indoor

Sunday: Earthworms
Monday: Green/red leaf lettuce+pellets (Reptomin and Zoo med)
Tuesday: Green/red leaf lettuce+ a veggie of some sort
Wednesday: Green/red leaf lettuce+pellets
Thursday: Green/red leaf+veggie
Friday: Green/red leaf+sun dried river shrimp
Saturday: veggie of some sort

Treats (and frequency):
fruits-once a month (tho I haven't really been able to get him to eat any fruits so far)
Turtle Chasers-every couple of weeks (their good entertainment for both of us but they make his tank filthy so I don't use them too often)
grasshoppers-every few weeks

Ill probably tweak this schedule as I try to figure out what works best with my daily schedule+budget, but this is what my current feeding schedule looks like
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