Originally Posted by kickshaw
what all do you feed a turtle?
That depends very greatly on the species and age.
The tortoises eat 70% grass and weeds that they graze on. About 25% Mazuri Tortoise Food. Once a week I let them have some veggies - usually leafy greens. Once a month they get a fruit snack. Or in Sherman's case when she finds a pear on the ground. She shoves as much in her mouth as she can and when she sees us coming she pulls her head in as much as possible and her legs in front of her so you can't get it from her. :roll: Needless to say, I don't let her wander in the front yard where the pear tree is too often.
The box turtle hatchlings eat mostly worms. But they are outdoors too, so they also munch as they want on little bugs and flying insects in the grass and occasionally on the grass and weeds. But right now as young as they are, they need as much fat and protein as they can get, so worms usually every other day, as many as they will eat.
The adult boxies get weekly worms and graze the rest of the week. They usually wander over and eat the fruits and veggies that Bradley leaves behind. He's not a big eater of the 'junk food' which is what fruits and veggies are to them.