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RE: canned dog food

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Posted by: curtis9980 at Thu Dec 30 20:42:04 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by curtis9980 ]  
   

REALLY, feeding box turtles dog food is so 1970's. It should not be the staple of any turtle's diet. First off, it's terrible for dogs (I feed my dog a raw meat diet), it has not nutritional value other than protein. I don't feed my turtles dog food, canned, dried, or otherwise.

Really, read that link StephF posted. An adult box turtle's diet should INCLUDE protein, from natural sources it would come across in the wild, like, yes, worms, snails, slugs, lizards, fish, carrion, etc. But a diet should never be exclusively just one thing, like protein. An adult boxie needs greens, mushrooms, fruits and other veggies that all contain a proper calcium to potassium ratio. Raw veggies like bell peppers, collard greens, squashes, etc., in addition to a proper ratio of protein from natural sources, will make ALL the difference. Please do a little reading before you think you don't have the time.

I have three turtles and it takes me 7 to 10 minutes to prepare these foods for them each morning. I would much rather have a $1.29 thing of collard greens go bad than risk your turtle's nutrition to a can of processed crap, IMO.


   

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