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Posted by: dannygirl8 at Fri Mar 19 12:35:15 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by dannygirl8 ]  
   

I have 2 large outdoor housings for our box turtles. One measures 4' x 6' x 24" and houses 2 female eastern box turtles (approx 5 yrs old and 3 yrs). The other measures 4' x 5' x 24" and houses 1 male three toed box turtle(approx 5 or 6 yrs old). It is all made of untreated white wood with mesh top. Works great, except one problem. It now has started getting termites (I live in the New Orleans area). Can we spray for termites on the outside of the boxes without hurting the turles. This is set up pretty close to my home and I don't want termites in my house either.

Another question - Any ideas on what to feed. They are all growing and gain weight and appear healthy. We've had them for several years now and they eat anything alive, but are picky with greens (won't eat). They will eat a few berries, but overall, just want live food. I just planted strawberry plants, parsley and squash in the houses. If I cut up collards, turnip greens or something like that, they won't touch it. I have one female that will try stuff, but the younger female and male won't touch much of anything. They will eat can dog food and if I leave dry box turtle food in there, they eat some of it. Any suggestions, as I want them to have a balanced diet and want to make sure I have enough types of food in there at all times (such as plants) so they could nibble if they wanted to. Any idea on what kind of plants to put in there? Thanks, D


   

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