How Much is Too Much??

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turtledudeusa
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Hey!

I have a feeling that the cause for the excessive shedding of Snoopy&Droopy\'s scutes is related to overfeeding them. I know that they need a varied diet. They are about 2 years old, and are about 4 inches in carapace length. I feed them about 3/4 to 1/2 of a leaf of lettuce around 4:00PM and around 15+ Reptomin floating food sticks around 10:00PM a night. Am I overfeeding them? How much do you all recomend for their ages and sizes??

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Boujour!
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First you need to feed them in the day so they can use the basking light to digest their food. I would feed them in the morning first thing. Then, as far as reptomin goes, feed only the amount that will fit in their head (not neck too). The romaine you can leave a leaf in the tank and let it float. That isnt such a concern for overfeeding. I often put one in for my one turtle once a day.
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