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tubbieturtles
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ok i know they are suppose to be eating fruits and veggies now that they are older..but besides iceburg lettuce what is absolutly off limits?
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Go to this site for info on what to feed and what not to feed: http://www.turtlecare.net/food.htm
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tyvm! one quick thing..i caannot find nething on oranges... is that ok for them?
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i was worried like u but then i noticed that my turtles won\'t eat anything that they\'re not supposed to!! i don\'t know where did they learn that from and i don\'t know if all the turtles do the same (or just mine affected by my intelligence:p)
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Oranges and other citrus fruits should not be fed to turtles and other reptiles as well. It\'s too acidic. But you can feed oranges to Crickets which you feed to turtles.

You can offer your turtles occaisional Romane Lettace, but other than that I would stick to commercial and live diet. Make sure you feed with supplements so they get a varied diet. ;D
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im lost by this bit.........

\"Lettuce (to most people, \'lettuce\' still
means \'iceberg\' which is a NO_NO. Use dandelion greens--very high in calcium
and vitamin A--and escarole & endive & ok, romaine--all good sources of
calcium, and none carrying iodine-binding substances like the cruciferous
veggies or calcium-binding substances like spinach.\"
do they mean the dandelion flowers you get out of your garden?
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and how do you know if your turtle is fat
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\"Lettuce (to most people, \'lettuce\' still
means \'iceberg\' which is a NO_NO. Use dandelion greens--very high in calcium
and vitamin A--and escarole & endive & ok, romaine--all good sources of
calcium, and none carrying iodine-binding substances like the cruciferous
veggies or calcium-binding substances like spinach.\"

This means You can feed Dandelion green, Dandelion flowers, escarole, endive, romain, kale for leafy greens. And avoid Iceburg Lettuce because it has a tendancy to give reptiles the \'runs\'. Also avoid Spinach because it takes away the calcium in the diet because it has phosphorus in it.

Yes, Dandelion greens and flowers are very benificial to reptiles.
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You can tell when your turtle is fat when it has excess fatty skin coming out of it shells that causes it not to be able to go into his shell fully. If you want to put him on a diet, don\'t do anything to major, a little cut back can go a long ways.
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I hope that helps answer you question.
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nope my turtle is not fat but now i know when he is
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~Avoid feeding raw chicken or meat due to the risk of bacterial contamination. At one time raw hamburger was the food of choice, cooked lean meat is safer and healthier (less fatty).
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wow thanks this is a lot of info
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