Do you feed your pet turtles home-made food?
Pet turtles are omnivorous, which is good because it means they can eat both meat and plants. It also means they eat everything, living or not (sometimes they even eat their own solid waste!). Some pet turtles eat nothing but commercially prepared pet turtle food. Some get a good supply of aquarium plants like anacharis or duckweed. Others still get a steady stream of live feeders like fish, worms or snails. Yet others, and perhaps even rarer, some pet turtles eat home-made food.
Home-made food can range from washed vegetables or sliced fruit, to cooked fish and other meats. Of course turtles will eat anything, especially if they like the flavor, but just because they eat something doesn’t mean that it’s good for them or that they should eat it.
What do you do for your pet turtles? Do you prepare food for them at home? If you do, how often?
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Why or why don’t you give your pet turtles home-made food? Let us know why in the comments!