This post can be considered as an extended post from Turtle Fact #5 : What to Eat and What Not to Eat. That post has a list of good food for turtles.
Turtles need to eat Cuttlebone as source of calcium and they also need to eat vegetables. My Kurome, a Reeves Turtle is the kind of turtle which is more carnivore than herbivore. Kroten and Papoe are omnivore but tend to be herbivore as they get older.
I have no problem introducing Papoe to vegetable…BUT she never touches her cuttlebone even though she is now in shedding process.
Since Kurome is more carnivore, I didn’t force him to eat veggies…however, he also refuses to eat cuttle bone. He needs it because he is the only one who hasn’t shed yet.
I already shared one recipe before but I didn’t put it in the turtle fact section…since many often ask how to make their turtle eat vegetables and cuttlebone…so I am now sharing it in Turtle Fact Section. Hope this npost an give ideas to all Turtle’s mommy or daddy :)
Cut the cuttlebone into small pieces. Put it in the blender along with pellets. The smell from the pellet will help the turtles think that it’s a pellet instead of cuttlebone or veggie. Once you have a powdered cuttlebone+pellet, put it in a container because you are not going to use them all at once.