Vegetarian pet turtle food diet
Turtles, as they grow tend to be more veggie lovers than juvenile turtles. Some of the foods you could add in their diet are squash, sweet potatoes, okra, corn, and beans. A wide array of fruits could also be given. Examples of which are mango, banana, strawberry, grapes, apple, cantaloupe, and pear. Chop and slice your pet turtle food in small portions easy for them to swallow.
Non vegetarian pet turtle food diet
Most terrestrial turtles prefer to have meat in their diet. These foods are the ones that might come readily available in nature. Some of which are earthworms, crickets, wax worms, cooked chicken and boiled eggs on some occasion. Never feed your turtles raw meat for it could be contaminated.
Pet turtle food to avoid
Although turtles could develop an appetite for anything that smells edible, there are still some things that you should not include in their diet. Most of the forbidden foods are those highly-processed and made available today in the market. These involve canned goods, chocolates and candies, milk, cheese, yogurt and other dairy products.
For aquatic turtles, it is best to keep a separate container for their food. Being a good pet keeper is easy as long as you have the heart for it. Remember, we only borrowed these creatures from Mother Nature and returning the favor is our responsibility.