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RE: Anyone using the Nature Zone Box Turtle?

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Posted by: boxienuts at Sun Jan 23 22:15:14 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by boxienuts ]  
   

Sorry, but I don't see anything horribly wrong with those foods to share the same reaction. It's not like these processed foods are made without any consideration of the animal that they are intended to feed these days and who is to say that an all fresh prepared variety is really perfectly replicating a wild turtles real life diet, not to mention consideration for seasonal diet needs and changes. I think (and this is just my humble oppinion)if you could get your box turtles to consistently eat 2 or 3 different types of processed commercial foods along with a variety of fresh prepared items, your turtles would be in great shape and you should not have to worry one bit about vitamin and mineral deficiency or overdose from dosing powder, or too much animal protein or fat, or lack of fiber, because there intake would have a tremendous variety of nutrition. The only real concern would be if a turtle would develope a preference (and/or the keeper would allow it) for only one single food type, be it processed, live, or fresh prepared, and thus not have any variety in the diet. As far as the cost of processed food is concerned, time has a price tag too.
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