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Flies for Murray River turtle

Discussion in 'Diet and Feeding' started by Stacey22, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Stacey22

    Stacey22 Hatchling Turtle

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    Hi everyone,
    Today my boys fed our turtle flies they had caught. Is this OK? Humphrey, our turtle, really enjoyed them but I'm concerned they are not too good for him.
    Thanks,
    Stacey
     
  2. Craig

    Craig Founding Member/Administrator/Public Officer
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    Hi Stacey,

    Flies are actually very good for turtles as long as they have not come in contact with any pesticides.
     
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  3. Stacey22

    Stacey22 Hatchling Turtle

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    Few! The boys caught them so no pesticides involved. I really was amazed at how quickly he ate them! We may have found a favourite food!
    Thanks,
    Stacey.
     
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  4. Aussiepride83

    Aussiepride83 Senior Turtle

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    I raised my turtles on swatted flies. It's a great way to move hatchlings off bloodworms.
     
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  5. smoyle

    smoyle Administrator
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    I have one of those tennis racquet bug zappers, it's fantastic for that sort of thing. When the batteries start running out it just stuns them, which makes for a great live food.
     
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