There are over 200 kinds of turtle species in the whole world, each having unique feature and behavior. But despite these differences, what all turtles have in common is their dome-shaped shell at the back that keeps them protected from any predators in the wild.
If you are a new turtle owner, you don’t have to worry as long as you keep yourself educated about these critters. Depending on their natural habitat, some turtles are more inclined on a veggie diet while most of them are omnivores. So, it is very important that you know what type of turtle pet you have before feeding them anything. Although there is commercially available turtle food today, keeping your pet turtle food natural as possible is still the best resort.
Remember to keep things in moderation. Do not over feed your turtles. Over feeding could result in obesity, a fatal condition for turtles which could often time lead to early death. There are lots of theories about when and what to feed these animals. Some say that young turtles should be fed 3-5 times a day while old turtles should only have one meal a day. This doesn’t need to be strictly followed since each turtle creature is unique. This means you have to make extra effort to learn their body language. Good connection with your pets would give you the right signal when to feed them.
Another key to pet turtle food diet is the presence of the right amounts of calcium and phosphorous. Since this sounds a bit more complicated and would involve some knowledge about jargons like UV-B and D3, for beginners, it is still best to consult a reliable veterinarian.
If you’re confused about what to give to your turtle, I suggest Tetra ReptoMin Sticks, an excellent floating food with high nutritions ad the price is very affordable. Turtles are picky eaters, and this is all they will eat 😉 .