What should my 3 toed, box turtle be eating?
Posted 01 February 2012 - 06:58 AM
He seems healthy, no shell deformities, but lethargic -is this normal for baby box turtles? I had the idea he would be scampering around a lot.
Any help would be appreciated.
Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:03 PM
You can also roll worms or crickets in organic baby food squash, sweet potato, etc. as to get at the stuff he/she likes, he has to ingest something else...again, provide a variety and rotate so he/she will get used to many things.
I would recommend using a good vitamin/calcium supplement on his food (not on any pellets) and I use and recommend Reptivite with D3 for indoor turtles. You don't need much for a hatchling so sprinkle lightly.
How are you keeping this turtle? If he is being kept too cool he will not be active. Please describe your set up and we can be of more help. Also note during their first year, boxie hatchlings spend more of their time hiding but are usually pretty active and alert when they are brought out for feeding time.
Posted 01 February 2012 - 05:22 PM
thanks for the help btw
Posted 01 February 2012 - 08:06 PM
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Posted 02 February 2012 - 05:51 AM
he likes eating bloodworms in the water,
If mealworms are fed carrots and veggies isn't he eating those when he eats the mealworms?
Night crawlers are not an option now, I live in Alberta the ground is frozen and it is illegal to sell them here.
I used to have access to slugs on the west coast but here it is different.
Posted 02 February 2012 - 11:12 AM
it is true that feeding mealworms a healthy diet makes then in turn more healthy to be consumed by your turt but its not the same as getting your ruf****e
for example a cow eats plenty of grass but we still need to eat our own veggies for the direct nutriant intake
Posted 02 February 2012 - 06:33 PM
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 06:43 AM
here he is with one of the plants, it is like a tree to him.
Like I said he seems healthy, is a little small but he seems more lively now that I upped the moisture in his home.
Edited by TurtleDean, 03 February 2012 - 06:45 AM.
Posted 03 February 2012 - 01:46 PM
well it looks good just try to vary his diet with differant protiens cut back on the mealworms and make sure to try and include some fruits and veggies
Posted 03 February 2012 - 05:22 PM
Edited by TurtleDean, 03 February 2012 - 05:25 PM.
Posted 19 February 2012 - 12:47 PM
Edited by TurtleDean, 19 February 2012 - 12:48 PM.
Posted 23 February 2012 - 08:27 AM
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