box turtles

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Dvesqxtxk

Fri Jun 02, 2006 3:47 pm

for an eastern box turtle what do u need to get with calcium and vitamin suppliments in it?
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Sat Jun 03, 2006 4:32 pm

u're talking about the vitamin supplements they sell?
Dvesqxtxk

Sat Jun 03, 2006 4:43 pm

well i never really had a box turtle and bought things for them and i never looked when i went to the stores becasue i just got it like 6 days ago. but is it like in a powder form that u spread on their food or is it in a stick form. and i have seen like a gel food for land turtles but since mine was wild (and is eating good, on the first day i got him he ate and has been so hes fine) so i give him worms and strawberrys and w/e insects i find. but i know they need calcium and vitamins and now that i remembered the gel stuff which probably has calcium and vitamins would that be better than having wild foods and putting the supplements on them or just useing the gel?
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Sat Jun 03, 2006 5:11 pm

they are recommended but not a must. how old is ur turtle? maybe if it's somehow big u can skip those supplements and t'll be getting enough from food and the UV bulbs.
Dvesqxtxk

Sun Jun 04, 2006 10:41 am

well hes wild so im not really sure on his age but hes 5 1/2 inches long and 2 inches high. not sure how wide but maybe 3 or 4". so i dont tink hes going to grow too much more. so do i need them?
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Sun Jun 04, 2006 10:51 am

hmm i've never had a box turtle either and i can't tell u to buy them or not. and yeah i know that petshops and of no use and they might make u buy them just to sell.

i'm not sure, let's wait for someone to answer this
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