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Poll: What brand of food do you feed your turtle the most? (47 member(s) have cast votes)

What brand of food do you feed your turtle the most?

  1. Mazuri (28 votes [4.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.67%

  2. Reptomin (309 votes [51.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 51.59%

  3. Zoo Med (56 votes [9.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.35%

  4. Rep-Cal (26 votes [4.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.34%

  5. T-Rex (16 votes [2.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.67%

  6. Nutrafin (33 votes [5.51%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.51%

  7. Fresh Foods Only (84 votes [14.02%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.02%

  8. Other (please specify in post) (47 votes [7.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.85%

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#1 TurtleCrazed

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Posted 04 July 2003 - 08:48 AM

What brand of food do you feed your turtle the most?

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Posted 04 July 2003 - 09:00 AM

I voted for Mazuri.I go through 200 pounds of it a year.

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Posted 04 July 2003 - 09:11 AM

Andy,I was given some wardleys is it ok to use it??They gave me three unopened containers.Most of the time I use the reptomin.where would i order the mazuri from??[^]

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Posted 04 July 2003 - 09:43 AM

other than reptomin, i've used two other pellets from Sera and Nutrafin. the sera pellets seems good, with a ** variety of ingredients and vit/mineral supplement.

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Posted 04 July 2003 - 10:56 AM

Dancer,theres nothing wrong with Wardleys as long as they eat it.I just cant afford to feed 400 turtles anything i cant buy in bulk.

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Posted 04 July 2003 - 11:03 AM

yup they eat it and love it....the little guy is reptomin baby..man is he a chow hound.I'm not sure how much I should be feeding him..But I feed AM and PM about 5 sticks at a time.Then I toss in romaine and other things..

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Posted 04 July 2003 - 11:07 AM

All three of my turtles love ReptoMin, but I've also fed them Hikari Turtle Sticks and sometimes Finnegan will eat the T-Rex Aquatic Turtle Dry Formula. [icon_smile.gif

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Posted 04 July 2003 - 11:20 AM

I use the Nutrafin pellets, plus an assortment of other snackies for the little girl.

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Posted 04 July 2003 - 07:35 PM

Other: Worms

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Posted 04 July 2003 - 07:37 PM

REPTOMIN.lHands (webbed feet?) down the winner in my house!

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Posted 07 July 2003 - 04:33 AM

i seldom feed my RES turtle food but when i do he likes reptomin!

but i was wondering, it there any way to "trick" a turtle into eating vegetables? my Big Al won't eat 'em! he likes carrots but that's about it. i know this is an important part of his diet but he eats mostly fresh fish and worms w/ vitamin drops. his recent vet check-up said he's perfectly healthy and the vet said if he won't eat vegetables then don't worry about it. but i'm still wondering...any ideas? thanks!!

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Posted 07 July 2003 - 06:23 AM

My turtles eat Reptomin and won't touch Zoo Med. Also they won't eat Romaine. Went to my daughters this week and she had baby Romaine in the frig. It is purple in color and they loved it.

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Posted 20 July 2003 - 12:50 AM

I reset the poll, and added a couple of the mentioned brands. I like RepCal for my torts, they are more fruity and redfoots and box turtles like them...

Anyway this is a good poll, so I made it a main poll.

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Posted 20 July 2003 - 03:02 AM

[icon_smile_big.gif My turts are definitely "ReptoMin junkies" !!! [icon_smile_wink.gif

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Posted 20 July 2003 - 03:42 AM

Reptomin mainly I guess, but also Wardley's... and some other brand name I can't remember for the life of me. Also greens lots of greens. What can I say I spoil my guys and gals!

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Posted 20 July 2003 - 07:48 AM

I voted for Repto Min, but truth is we feed a variety to our RES. ReptoMin (she esp. likes NutraFin), mealworms and crickets, freez dried krill as a treat, crickets, and greens. And her FAVE treat, ReptoTreat suprema. A little fatty, so she doesn't get it often.

As for our Greek tortoise, there's only one commercial food he loves, which is T-Rex tortoise formula. I supplement his greens and veggies with this. I'd love to try Mazuri, but impossible to find in our area. I may try to mail order some to see if he likes it.

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Posted 20 July 2003 - 10:33 PM

I use Reptomin, TRex and ZooMed plus Purina Trout Chow for dry foods. I don't feed dry foods to my tortoise and box turtles. It has always seemed to expensive considering how much tortoise eat and my boxies just don't eat it.

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Posted 21 July 2003 - 02:42 AM

Reptomin[^]

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Posted 21 July 2003 - 04:32 AM

Living in Bulgaria, Sparky has to make due with Vitakraft Turtle Pellets and Vitakraft Turtle Gammare. Looking forward to bringing her other varieties when I go to the states again.

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Posted 21 July 2003 - 10:40 AM

Irishcutie67- To get my ornate box turtle to eat veggies, I dice them really small and mix them up with small meal worms- that way when he goes to eat a mealie, he gets veggies too; even if it is by mistake. Not sure how well this would work with a RES.




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