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Re: What else can I feed them?

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 1:49 pm
by cstanton819
Keep feeding them different things and maybe sooner or later they might get hungry. I am just not sure that fried shrimp is the type of thing they would ever eat in their natural environment.

Re: What else can I feed them?

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 4:26 pm
What I did this last time was to put reptomin sticks in the water pan where I feed them so it will soak for about 2 to 3 minutes and then I put them in, they will probably eat one a piece, then after I see they are not eating anymore I put in a piece of cooked chicken, just enough for both of them, I would say about the size of a pea for each, maybe a little bigger.:D

Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 7:23 pm
by ermoose
how old do you think the turtles can be before you feed them fish? i have three hatchlings and when they were shipped to my house (2, one was caught in the wild) they had these meal worms, but the meal worms were big and i'm not sure they ate them. i try to get them hatchling food, but only one store in the city sells them and i don't want to just give them dried shrimp and dried blood meal because it's high in protein and turtles can get too much of that and get sick. so i'm kind of stuck with a kunundrum. i bought the regular turtle sticks, but they're too big for my babies. my sis breaks them up and tries to feed it to them, but i'm not sure it's working too well. i don't know what to do about feeding the turtles.

Posted: Sat May 07, 2005 9:51 am
by dixieee
ASAP b4 they turn into adults :) they will love fish and actually need it for their diet as treats only..they adore tuna if u want to give it a try :)

btw, are u someone's bro/sis in here? same story, turtle found in swimming pool and then got a couple more :) sorry i don't mean to inrude ur lives but i was just wondering

Posted: Sat May 07, 2005 7:14 pm
by ermoose
^_^ you're not intruding. yes, same story, same turtle, same house and everything. verstecktergeist is my big sis and she found dax :D thanks for the advice

Posted: Sun May 08, 2005 9:47 am
by dixieee
thanx :) welcome both of u to the board :D

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2006 9:50 pm
by isabelle
hey everybody i had a question i had 1 baby turtles and one who was a little older then the babie died and the older one kept on eating but a few weeks after he started being less active and stop eating .were trying to feed him tuna we don't have lettuce HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :roll: ow long can a turtle mourn the loss of another tank mate p.s this isabelle's daughter Martine thanks :P

Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 5:20 am
by dixieee
welcome martine :)

are there any signs of illness? excessive basking??

did the temps drop recently?

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 10:52 pm
by isabelle
thank you Dixieee for replying so quickly. As you can see we are greatly worried about this little guy,i must say he is very alert ,seems all around fine minus the not eating part. i went to the pet store today,the employee strongly suggested to heat up his water temp ,she mentionned that when the water temp greatly drops they tend to stop eating ,i figured it made sense since martine did tell me he did not have a basking light or water heater so i can imagine how desperate the little guy must have felt.Anyways martine left the turtle here with me,i think she does not want to go through another loss (if it does happen) so i will not give up for martine.I will keep him warm and i am trying something i just put a piece of calcium in the tank he finds it intriguing and also a food supply for when we leave for a couple of days(not that it is my intention ) it will be less messy and smelly and i'll keep trying other foods out of the tank.P.S. at the pet store they did not want to sell me vitamin a ? i did not make a fuss about it but i just think they should have given me what i asked for . also one thing he just started now he is making this screechy sound once in a while should i worry or he is trying to communicate with the light? i will stay close by to get the reply.thank you all and goodnight.

Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:07 am
by dixieee
hmm yeah sounds like the little guy feels cold. did u raise the temps?

i don't know why they wouldn't give u vitamin A but i guess they know what they're doing (not one of those ignorant shops)..

good luck and keep us posted

Re: What else can I feed them?

Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 2:13 am
by paoneujem
stunt pogoer wrote:umm... fried shrimp, dude? thats probulaly not very good for ur turtle... my softy had the same problem when i caught her, she wouldnt eat anything until i went to the pet store and bought sun dried baby shrimp. it comes in a little container like reptomin does. she ate that fine, then i moved on to reptomin and she started eating that.... i would also recommend going to the pet store and buying crickets... turtles love crickets and its good for them, too
Crickets??? Would aquatic turtles like them? I was just wondering as I have a baby RES...and will be getting geckos soon and will be feeding them crickets.....