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RE: OK, any ideas?

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Posted by: boxienuts at Sat Oct 30 12:10:14 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by boxienuts ]  
   

The above post does have some merrits and makes some sense to me in my oppinion. Sometimes less is more and a more utilitarian enclosure is easier to asses a new or baby turle or other reptile. I am keeping my in a plastic bare bones tub for there first winter with one end on heat tape and a little bit of water, I had it lined with wet paper towels too originally but one of the hatchlings crawled underneath and suffocated, so now I don't even put paper towels in. I change out the water everyday, and every couple days I throw in some Wardley turle sticks, Zoo Med box turtle sticks and Reptimin sticks which they gobble up and have since day one with no preference for either 3 foods and feed a mix everytime, between those 3 foods I feel there is a plethera of different ingredients plus vitamin D3 but none in reptomin so they don't get too much, they seem to be doing great, very alert and are slowly growing and there shells look great, this spring I will convert them to my boxie ball food that I feed my adults which has a lot of fresh frozen varied ingredients. Not saying my way is the only way or the best way, just telling you what I am doing and how I do it FYI.
Anyway back to the original post, I would suggest that you try some of the turtle sticks above either in shallow water or moistened in a dish, just in case that is what your turtle was used to eating from the previous owner, its just an idea and you may as well try it you have nothing to loose, although I have rarely seen a boxie turn down a small live worm so that is surprising.
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