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RE: Got some box turtle chores done

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Posted by: PHBoxTurtle at Sat Jun 4 10:52:33 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by PHBoxTurtle ]  
   

Thanks for the receipe.

That is a lot of effort, but in the long run saves you hours of work weekly making the mixture from scratch each time you feed them. My only concern is the raw eggs-there was a recent outbreak of Salmonella in farmed eggs, so that bug is still going strong. Salmonell won't usually kill turtles, but could make them carriers and then you and others could get it. I'm not saying to change anything because you've had great success with your mixture, but if it was me (and I sometime make "meatballs" when I go on vacation and have to have a pet sitter feed my turtles)instead of the egg I use a calcium powder and unflavored gelatin. It also has protein in it and acts as a binder for the food. They are usually made from ground turkey and beef-I'll have to ask my broither-in-law for some venison next time I see him Tess


   

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