Survey Results: Do you feed your pet turtles home-made food?
Based on 113 answers, the following are the survey results for the question “Do you feed your pet turtles home-made food?” This is a review of the answers provided to this pet turtle related question (note: all percentages listed have been rounded up).
Of all (100% of) voters the following have said that they give their pet turtles home-made food…:
- 22% at least once a week
- 2% at least once a month
- 7% at least every other month
- 4% at least twice a year
- 16% rarely do so
- 53% do not
Looking at the numbers, I was first surprised…. almost half (47%) of turtle owners give their pets home-made food! I thought it would be the rare turtle that had home-made food – it turns out that it is actually more common than first thought.
Looking deeper into the data obtained by the poll, only 22% of pet turtles get home-made food once a week. That’s almost half of all the turtles that do get some home made food, and that makes 1 out of every 5 pet turtle owner that prepares home made food. Much smaller that the 47%, but still more than expected (which was around 5-10%).
I wonder if the 22% of responders have tortoises/land turtles. In my opinion, there are less commercially available food for those species than aquatic turtle species do – which would contribute to a higher chance of tortoises getting home prepared meals.
What about you? Do you have a land turtle or an aquatic turtle? Want to put your vote in? Let us know if you do or don’t feed your pet turtles home-made food.