Categories :

What do yellow eared sliders eat?

What do yellow eared sliders eat?

Mature yellow-bellied sliders consume omnivorous diets — a mixture of plants and meat. Despite that, they lean heavily toward plant-based foods. In youth, they tend to be a lot bigger on flesh-eating. Some nutritional staples of the species are fish, tadpoles, spiders, snails, bugs and crayfish.

Do yellow belly turtles eat everyday?

Yellow-bellied sliders are omnivorous creatures. Turtles of all ages should get a wide variety of both animal and plant-based items. Juveniles and hatchlings should eat twice a day. Once a turtle reaches adulthood (age 2 to 5), feed once a day.

What fruit can yellow belly turtles eat?

They prefer green leafy vegetables and grass. When in captivity they particularly value relish lettuce, watercress and fruit. Terrapins who enjoy fruit can eat apples, pears, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and strawberries.

How long does a yellow eared slider live?

The lifespan of yellow-bellied sliders is over 30 years in the wild, and over 40 years in captivity.

Do yellow belly sliders get lonely?

These are very social creatures, which hierarchies and courting displays. So long as you have the space and resources get a few.

Can yellow belly sliders eat cucumber?

Broccoli is part of the Brassica family, like Cabbage, and contains high levels of oxalates which prevent the processing of calcium, Cucumber is pretty much just water, it won’t do them any harm but won’t do much good either! If you stick to aquatic plants you won’t go far wrong.

Can I put fish in with my yellow belly turtle?

Yes, you can put fish in with YBS either as their food source or as tank mates. If you want to keep the fish as pets as well (or use them as additional tank cleaners), choose fish that are small and fast and can easily escape predation by your turtles.

How much should a red eared slider eat?

Older RES’s (red eared sliders) should be fed every 2-3 days to 2-3 times per week. Baby red eared sliders on the other hand can, and should be fed, every day. A good judge of how much to feed them is to give them enough food that would be roughly the size of their head.

How often do red eared sliders have to eat?

To summarize how often to feed a red-eared slider: You can feed your turtle daily. Hatchlings can be fed protein daily. Juveniles can fed protein every other day. Adult turtles should be fed once or twice a week, less as they age. In order to figure out how often to feed your turtle, you will need to determine how old it is. Pellets should make up the bulk of its protein sources.

How can I get my red eared slider to eat?

Remember that adult red eared sliders are quite herbivorous so if your turtle seems overly hungry, try feeding more leafy greens and plant material rather than aquatic turtle pellets or prey food items. The amount of food you feed depends a bit on your individual turtle.

What vegetables can red eared sliders eat?

It is a very poor practice and may lead your turtle to different diseases and early death. Some safe vegetables for red-eared sliders are dandelions, mustard greens, tops of carrots, bell pepper, squash, Romanian lettuce etc. Always check beforehand that no pesticides have been used on the vegetables.