Saturday, May 21, 2011

Tips and ideas on how to manage a good Tortoise diet

One of the most unique and exciting aspects of compliance with the turtles is to develop and manage a proper diet for your pet turtle. Unlike most domestic animals such as dogs, cats and fish, turtles eat a wide variety of food and as such should be given a varied diet. Turtles are omnivores, meaning they eat both meat and vegetables. Turtles can try to find something that fits in their mouth (including gravel) food! 
A turtle diet will vary depending on the type of turtle you have. The most popular pet tortoises are turtles, which include Red eared.Water turtles are more active than the other terrestrial turtle, so they tend to eat more meat. Turtles will also continue to eat meat as they get older, whereas terrestrial turtles eat less food and less than their age. In this article I will provide some dietary guidelines for a typical water turtle food. 
The type of food in the diet of your turtle can be divided into three groups: Commercial bought reptile food, vegetables and meat.The commercial food purchased from a pet is a good staple for your turtle, but it's not just enough for a balanced diet. 
As a rule of thumb: 
Purchased commercial reptile Food: 25% Greens: 50% Meat: 25% 
Purchased commercial reptile Food is expensive now, but it's just an increase of 25% of a balanced diet. They usually come in the form of "turtle sticks" or small food sticks float on water. They are extremely easy to use, because all the remaining pieces can be easily creates a backup from the water to prevent them rotting in the tank. 
Vegetables should be half of a good diet turtle. There are many vegetables that can be given to the turtle, and some should be avoided. A simple way to save money by keeping the turtles are always reserved vegetables from your own kitchen to feed your turtle. If you plan well, should you be able to make the most of the vegetables to give your turtle the leftovers from your meal. 
Meat is an important part of a good diet turtle. When turtles are very young, they eat less meat (up to 50% or more) than when they reach adult size. While you will be able to feed your turtle some foods from your diet, you'll also need some live food for your turtle to offer. A very exciting part of keeping the turtles is to provide live food and watching your turtle hunting. Exercise is good for turtles, but often live food is oily, and they should be given only occasionally. 
Among the most rewarding aspects of keeping pet turtles was to develop the right combination of vegetables and meat to feed on a regular basis. There are many possibilities, and turtle diet part 2, I will outline some of the best food to feed around the house. 
Unfortunately many pets die in captivity, because owners have not learned the simple basics of turtle care. Keeping turtles is not difficult as the owner know the basic needs of the turtle health and happiness.

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