Survey Results: Do you feed your pet turtle/s live food?
Based on 103 votes, the following are the survey results for the question â€œDo you feed your pet turtle/s live food?â€ Generally, pet turtles are:
- 48.54% Yes, fed live food
- 51.46% No, not fed live food
I’m surprised that pet turtle owners are almost 50 / 50 with this question. I was expecting more people to give their pet turtles live food.
I am supposing that live food is given more often when a pet turtle is new, then – in the mind of the owner – the novelty/entertainment value/work-convenience factor – the giving of live food dwindles down with time. At least that’s how it happened with me.
There are plenty of valid reasons not to give a pet turtle live food, such as:
- health concerns (the food should be bacteria/fungus/parasite/diseases free and not infect pet turtles)
- improper nutritional content (such as goldfish and thiaminase)
- cost per feeding
- and etc….
Usually, the only real pluses for giving live food are for the stimulation/exercise that live feeder food provides.
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