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cutiepie
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Hello everyone and Happy Memorial Day! I just adopted 2 turtles yesterday(one is a RES and the other a yellow bellied slider) and I am just beaming! I had a few questions I was wondering if someone could help me out?
1. I have a UVA light that is 7% UVB. Is that enough and should I still buy a heat lamp?
2. When and how long should I turn the light on?
3. I was told to feed them feeder fish and reptile sticks. Will feeding them the little fish make them aggressive?
I just want to make sure they are happy & healthy. I appreciate any input anyone is willing to share with me.
Thank You!
mariza
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3. Pellets like Reptomin should be the staple. They don\'t absolutely need live food. If you chose to feed them live food, guppies and minnows are better than goldfish (not good). Agression has nothing to do with feeding them fish. Look at http://www.tortoisetrust.org/articles/aquaticdiet.htm for feeding ideas.
Last edited by mariza on Tue Jun 01, 2004 3:21 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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