Not eating in winter
5 years ago
My turtle is also a picky eater--but all year round, not just in the winter. I'm always trying different things, b/c I never know what he'll take an interest in. He is 24 now though, so I guess it's not life threatening! Currently he's enjoying romaine lettuce, and this kind of yucky box turtle food from the pet store: it's little cubes of chicken soaked in a fruity yellow syrup. Ack! It's the first pet store food he's ever eaten though--he rejects any of those other "turtle foods" you can buy.
I'll also try feeding him after a soak--he definitely likes his baths, but it never occurred to me to try to feed him right after!
5 years ago
Thank you. I'll give that a try this weekend. She's not particularly fond of earthworms (or red worms)...I think its that she doesn't like the way they wrap around her nose when she eats them. Before I learned how bad they are for her, she was a HUGE fan of eating goldfish. Her current favorite is wax worms. Yes, I've created a reptilian junkfood junkie.
Do you cut the roma tomatoes up?
I've had her for 14 years (or more - can't remember the exact year I adopted her), so I really should be used to this. But she's such a tiny thing (very small for a three-toed box turtle) that I always worry.
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