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P.O. Box 7057, Taradale, Napier 4141, New Zealand

TURTLE FEEDING

STAPLE DIET
Turtles reared on Hot House Turtles frozen Turtle Food will thrive as the fish based diet contains necessary calcium and other minerals and vitamins to ensure turtle shell quality and general well being.

LIVE FOOD
Water snails and garden snails, crushed, and fed shell and all make a nice delicacy but ensure that the snails have not been poisoned. Turtles also love worms, water boatman, mosquito larvae and woodlice.

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VEGETATION
Turtles become more omnivorous as they age and they love puha, lettuce, oxygen weed and other aquatic plants.

FEEDING TIMES
Hatchlings should be fed twice per day and adult turtles once per day. All turtles do best if they are fed at the same time each day.

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FEEDING HINTS
You can train you Turtle to accept food in a plastic container or laundry sink and this will help to keep your turtle tank cleaner. Leave your Turtle in this environment for about an hour so that defecation takes place in the temporary area rather than in your tank. Ensure that the water temperature in this area is similar to your turtle tank. You can also feed Turtles with Hot House Turtles Rubber Tipped Reptile Feeding Tweezers. These are great when you have more than one Turtle, so you're able to gauge if each Turtle is getting its own share. I find these brilliant when feeding frozen food, and saves nips to your fingers especially if you regularly hand feed your Turtles, and with them being Rubber Tipped, you know you're not going to injure your Turtles mouth parts or face. (Available in all good Pet Shops.)
In general, turtles will eat the equivalent of twice the size of their head each day.

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