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Overfeeding?

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Posted by: yoda27 at Wed Aug 6 10:18:02 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by yoda27 ]  
   

Hey everyone,

New to the forum, I adopted a russian Tortoise this weekend. Hes about 4 to 5 inches long, seems healthy, nice full limbs, bright eyes, active during the day, good color and skin, responsive when he sees me (as in he will come take food from my hand). He has already moved his bowels twice from what i caught. He also likes to have a bath.

I have a red ear turtle but never had a tortoise. I just had a quick question on feeding. I have a list of all different reccomended leafy greens for him which I make sure he gets a variety of. I am schedule a vet visit too and am going to have him checked for parasites. Hes gonna be indoors so I just wanted to know how much it too much greens. Right now he gets a mix of vegetables in the morning, hes usually waiting for me under his sun lamp. He first gets a large handful and thats gone before i leave for work. Then i give another large handful spread throughout his enclosure, thats gone by the time i get home from work. Then i give him another smaller handfull about 6-7pm, he eats that and then usually within 30min after he goes in his enclosure and goes to sleep. Its funny cause its almost like clockwork. Sometimes he will leave some leftover from his 3rd feeding (which i remove). The following morning hes ready to eat again.

Am I over feeding? He doesn't seem "plumped" but his legs and face seem healthy and full, he moves very well and does not seem sluggish. The Vet check I just do with ANY animal I adopt. His current enclosure is about 4 feet by 3 feet but it will be bigger soon enough. He has a heat spot and gets Uv lighting as well.

Feedback please?


   

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