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Is it OK for turtles to eat bread?

Is it OK for turtles to eat bread?

Turtles Can’t Digest Bread Since turtles eat animal and plant-based matter, you might not think about dairy being such a bad choice. However, dairy products contain lactose, which your turtles cannot break down in their system, as their bodies do not have the correct enzymes to make that happen.

What time should turtles eat?

They need vitamin and calcium supplements about three times a week and should be fed every day. They’re typically the most active during mornings and afternoons, so those are good times to feed your turtle.

Can turtles eat carbs?

Don’t feed your turtles foods high in carbohydrates and protein. Turtles need both, especially protein while they are young in order to grow, however too much protein can lead to turtle shell pyramiding (the shell grows too fast).

How do I know if my turtle is hungry?

Most turtles, especially young ones, should be fed daily. For an adult box turtle, a day’s food would be three tablespoons of the vegetable mixture and a couple of earthworms. You know your turtle is hungry when it begins to roam around its enclosure checking the place where you feed it.

How do I know if I overfeed my turtle?

Another very obvious sign that you are overfeeding your turtle is when you spot something called “shell pyramiding” or excessive shell growth….Some other common signs of overfeeding:

  1. Yellow tinged eyes.
  2. Lethargy.
  3. Bloated limbs.
  4. Throwing up food often.

What human food can turtles eat?

They especially like leafy green veggies, so kale, collard greens, and mustard greens are both healthy and delicious for them. They’ll also chow down on carrots, squash, green beans, and peas. As far as fruits go, you can give them bananas, apples, and pears, among other things.

What are turtles favorite food?

Plant food sources. Plant-based food sources for your pet turtle should mostly be leafy greens like collards, dandelions, and mustard greens.

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