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Re: Vegetation


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Posted by teepee on February 01, 2003 at 21:27:48:

In Reply to: Vegetation posted by CanidMan on February 01, 2003 at 14:51:14:

You can do this, however, keep an eye out for leaches. You can bring them in on the plants. Just check the turtle on a regular basis. Older snappers diets consists mainly of vegetation, which can range 80-100% of their diet. Younger snappers usually consume a diet of 50% vegetation and 50% animal protein. Be forwarned, the addition of large amounts of plant matter will make your turtles growth rates increase dramatically. This also happens with other water turtles such as sliders.


:I was thinking of going down to the local pond this spring and collecting some aquatic vegetation as food for my common snapper. Has anyone ever done this?. I read somewhere that aquatic vegetation makes up about 65% of an adult snappers diet..at the moment mine is eating chunks of apple and romain lettuce.
: -Mike





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