Pet Turtle Diet & Feeding Chart

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Pet Turtle Diet & Feeding Chart

Pet Turtle Diet Feeding Chart

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The uploaded image is an infographic titled “Pet Turtle Diet & Feeding Chart.” It provides a comprehensive guide on the dietary needs of different species of pet turtles and offers advice on feeding. Here’s a breakdown of the information provided:

For the Red Eared Slider:

  • Vegetables should make up 50% of the diet, including bok choy, dandelion leaves, kale, sweet potatoes, carrots, and squash.
  • Protein should be 25% of the diet, including earthworms, silkworms, waxworms, crickets, bloodworms, and shrimps.
  • Commercial turtle food should also constitute 25% of the diet.
  • It’s recommended to use a reptile multivitamin that is rich in vitamin D3 and calcium.

For the Painted Turtle:

  • For turtles under a year old, 50% of their diet should be vegetables, increasing to 80% for turtles over a year old. Recommended vegetables include escarole, kale, anacharis, and red leaf lettuce.

For the Map Turtle:

  • Vegetables like kale, bananas, squash, azolla, romaine lettuce, eelgrass, and hyacinths are recommended.
  • Proteins like krill, mealworms, snails, insect larvae, fly larvae, green crabs, and livebearing fish are part of the diet.
  • The infographic notes that the diet schedule of your softshell turtle will change after six months.

For the Softshell Turtle:

  • The diet includes vegetables like azolla, romaine lettuce, lettuce, and algae, and proteins such as bloodworms, mealworms, crickets, and snails.

Multivitamins:

  • The chart emphasizes the importance of using calcium supplements in turtle food, sprinkling calcium on their food or simply placing a cuttlefish bone in the tank for turtles to gnaw on as they wish. Turtle multivitamin supplements should be given twice a week.
  • Cuttlebones or calcium pellets are suggested as a great source of calcium, and also to sprinkle vitamin D3 and calcium supplement on each meal.

Foods to Avoid:

  • The chart lists iceberg lettuce, mice, wild-caught snail, wild-caught shrimps, nuts, junk food, dog food, and canned food as items that must be avoided. It also warns against poisonous food and chemically induced food.

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