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RE: Nutrition question

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Posted by: StephF at Fri Aug 6 22:41:26 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by StephF ]  
   

I would have questions about the nutritional value (to turtles) of dog kibble, due to the grain content. Grains really aren't known to be a significant part of the box turtle diet...in fact it is probably a negligible part of their diet at best. I don't even like giving kibble to my dogs as a staple, LOL.

I have never had a problem with pyramiding, and the protein source I feed most often is boiled chicken, or very lean beef. They get an assortment of vegetable and fruits too, of course. Occasionally my cat will kill a small rabbit and leave the carcass in the turtle pen and I do toss in any (dead) baby birds that I find, so they get protein from a variety of different sources here.

Given the fact that places like Walmart sell 10lb bags of chicken quarters (thigh/leg) for less than 65 cents a pound, and the content is pretty much all high quality protein from muscle meat, I don't bother spending money on pelletized mystery protein and protein meal.


   

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