Guidelines for feeding turtle

Turtle is one of the most adorable pet which is grown in home right from the early days. But it is to be noted that the way of dealing with turtles is something different from fishes and other pets. To reveal the fact, the way of feeding the turtle will be quite different from other pet animals. The people who are about to deal with these turtles for the first time should be aware of these factors. These people should also remember that the process of taking care of turtles will consume little time and money when compared to the adaptation of other pets. Hence they should be ready for everything.

Balanced diet

Like that of humans and other pets, the turtles should also be provided with balanced diet. Their diet should be rich in proteins in order to provide them healthy living.  The food which is rich in calcium means a lot for their healthy diet. One can make note of all these factors and can provide a balanced diet for them. In case if they are unable to produce these foods, they can move for the tinned turtle food and other live foods in the pet store. However, they must read the label carefully in order to choose the foods with good nutritional value.

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One of the most common mistake done by many people is they will not provide sufficient water needed for the turtle. They must remember that like that of humans, turtles also need water for their healthy living. They must be provided with fresh water. In case water in their bowl gets contaminated, it should be changed and only the fresh and healthy water should be provided for turtles. The contaminated water may spoil their health to a greater extent. Hence one must make note of this factor without any constraint.

Separate place

It is always better to keep a separate place for feeding the turtle. This is because the turtles may make the place messy and it will affect the entire beauty and hygiene of their living space. Hence before feeding and after feeding, the place should be cleaned. In many cases, people will prefer to feed the turtles in their outdoor space in order to avoid unwanted mess. The other important aspect which is to be noted along with these is one should avoid over feeding. Especially the adult turtles should not be fed daily.

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