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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
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What do I feed a box turtle?

I saved a box turtle from a bunch of dogs at work and i was wondering what do i feed it its really small about 1 inch by 1 inch.
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I saved a box turtle from a bunch of dogs at work and i was wondering what do i feed it its really small about 1 inch by 1 inch.
im not sure if your turtle is a eastern, florida or ornate box turtle? but here is a link for an eastern box turtle care sheet-

http://www.austinsturtlepage.com/Car...sternboxie.htm

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Box Turtle

Different breeds of box turtle do you know which one mine is?
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i don't no about them types of turtles. where are you located state wise?

Box Turtles start out as mostly carnivorous but slowly change over to a more omnivorous diet as they grow to adulthood. They do however remain highly carnivorous through-out their lives. Earthworms, crickets, mealworms, wax worms, and silkworms all make suitable food for box turtles. It is important to dust these with a good vitamin powder at least once a week and a calcium supplement 2-3 times a week. Calcium supplements need to have a 2:0 Calcium:Phosphorus (Ca:P) ratio. Suitable veggies include a mixture of dandelion, mustard, or turnip greens, Grated carrot, sweet potato, or yellow squash. Cod liver oil can be sprinkled on the veggies to entice your turtle to eat them. Fruit can be offered but should only account for maybe 10% of the total diet. Suitable fruits are strawberries, mull-berries, black-berries, raspberries, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, or papaya. Bananas are relished it seems but should only be offered very infrequently.
Commercial foods can also be used in combination with live and fresh foods. Rep Cal Box turtle food, Mazuri Tortoise and aquatic food, Reptomin, and Nutrafin gammarus can all be used.

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ok, so your more closer to florida than the eastern box turtle. so check this link-

http://www.austinsturtlepage.com/Care/cs-flboxie.htm

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I have a red-ear turtle, and I wanted to know how to feed it. I've looked through many reviews (http://www.pissedconsumer.com/consum...eterinary.html), but still haven't found any suitable answer. Can you help?
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