Tuesday, August 18, 2009

When and How much to feed a freshwater turtle

For new hatchling turtles you should feed them twice a day for 60 days. After the 60 days only feed them once a day. The amount of food should be about half as much as it can eat at one time.

For juevenile and adult turtles feed them every other day. Try alternating. For example feed them two days in a row and give them three days without feeding. Serving size should be half of what the turtle can eat when its completely full.

The only way to really know if your turtle is getting the right proportions of food is to weigh it regular. Try weighing your turtle every 1-2 months and see if it is gaining weight. If it is a young turtle your weighing check it every 3-4 weeks. Younger turtles will be gaining much more weight every weight check than the older turtles. If your turtle has lost weight either your not feeding it enough or your turtle is sick and it should be taken to the vet.

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