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RE: Which is better?

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Posted by: Paradon at Sun Oct 3 20:54:14 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Paradon ]  
   

If their skin looks as if it's drying out even if they substrate is moist, I feel, it probably means the diet is lacking in some things. This means you probably should add some fruits and orange and yellow color veggies, like winter squash and carrots, to their diet. The beta-carotene in fruits and veggies really helps with the skin. And, also, adding some good turtle food, like Reptomin and Mazuri turtle pellets, to diet helps keep the skin moist and healthy IMO. My turtle skin is bright and shiny when I add some veggies, fruits, and the turtle food as part of their diet. Compared to what she was before, the rescue three-toed I got earlier a couple months, her skin looks very shiny and she has bright clear eyes.... When I first got her, her skin was dry and grayish looking, and she has this what looked like huge dry patch of skin on top of her head, but now her skin looks shiny and vibrant. That's why I think veggies and fruits is so important. And all this, I achieved without using a cover as I feel the wet dirt keeps it humid enough and she soaks everyday in a clean water dish.


   

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