Terrariums Reptile

By · Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Terrariums Reptile

One of the most unique and interesting keeping turtles is the development and management of a good diet for your pet turtle. Unlike Most pets like dogs, cats and fish, turtles eat a wide variety of food and as such should have a varied diet. The turtles are omnivores, that is, they eat meat and vegetables. Turtles can try to eat anything that fits in the mouth (including gravel)!

A turtle's diet may vary species of turtle you have. Turtles are popular pets for aquatic turtles, including the red-eared Slider. Water turtles are more active that tortoises and they tend to eat more meat. Water turtles will also continue to eat meat as they age, while the Tortoises eat less meat and less as they grow. In this article I will provide some nutrition guidelines for a typical diet of aquatic turtles.

The types of foods in the diet of turtle can be classified into 3 groups: commercial buy reptile food, vegetables and meat. The commercial reptile food bought at a pet store food is good for the turtle, but alone will not suffice for a balanced diet.

As a general rule:

Commercially buy food reptiles: 25%
Vegetables: 50%
Meat: 25%

Reptiles commercially purchased food is expensive to buy, but only 25% of a diet balanced. They usually come in the form of "turtle sticks" or food sticks float on the top of the water. They are very convenient because any remnants of Parts can easily be picked back up water to prevent rot in the tank.

Vegetables should make half of a good turtle diet. There are many different vegetables that can be given to the turtles, and some that should be avoided. A simple way to save some money when keeping turtles is that one side always some vegetables from his own kitchen to feed the turtles. If you plan carefully, you should be able to provide most of the vegetables of your leftover turtle their own meals.

Meats are also an important part of proper nutrition turtle. When the turtles are very young, they eat more meat (up to 50% or more) than the adult size when they have reached. Although he was able to feed your turtle a bit of flesh from his own food, you must also give some live food for your turtle. A very interesting keeping turtles is providing food and view live turtle hunt. Food, exercise is ideal for the turtle, but often live are acids and therefore should be given only occasionally.

Among the most satisfying aspects of keeping turtles as pets is working on the right combination of vegetables and meat to feed on a regular basis. There are many possibilities, and Turtle diet part 2, I to outline some of the best food to feed around the house.

Unfortunately many pet turtles die in captivity because owners have not learned the simple fundamentals of turtle care. Keeping turtles is not difficult if owners know the basic requirements of turtle health and happiness.

As an experienced aquarium enthusiast, Kevin Bauer strongly recommends the Turtle Guide Book as the complete resource for choosing, housing, feeding, breeding, and training pet turtles.

Click here to see a review of the Turtle Guide Book.

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