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RE: Any tricks for worms?

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Posted by: Odyssey at Fri Mar 25 20:46:26 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Odyssey ]  
   

What I do is put the turtle and the food in the same (big) dish for awhile (a couple of hours sometimes). The food can’t get out and the turtle can see the food.

I do the same with water: a little tepid water (maybe 3/4 inch) in one of those square plastic tubs that you use to wash dishes in your kitchen sink, turtle goes in the water, he drinks (leave him undisturbed for this, they are sometimes shy when drinking, which can take ten minutes or more sometimes), then he defecates after drinking. When you go back to check on him and see that he’s all finished, you take him out, rinse him off, and place him back in his home.

I offer mine food every day, sometimes a small morsel (one superworm, perhaps, or one earthworm or cricket) several times a day. This seems to work well and it replicates their natural feeding activity in the wild. Water I give every two or three days, the same as (actually, more often than) what would be found outside after an occasional rain.


   

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