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Keeping Yabbies

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dylandrog_, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. dylandrog_

    dylandrog_ Hatchling Turtle

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    Hey guys!

    I was just wondering how everyone looked after their live yabbies before feeding them to your turtles? I've simply kept all mine in a bucket, however, I feel as if I could improve this.
     
  2. smoyle

    smoyle Sub-Adult Turtle
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    Check out this yabby breeding sheet.
     
  3. Marcus B

    Marcus B Sub-Adult Turtle

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    I keep mine in a pond, with the turtles. They breed successfully in there but occasionally I need to boost the population.
     
  4. Chigibub

    Chigibub Hatchling Turtle

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    I have currently set up a few tanks with male and females in each tank. I have had yabbies for years but never ever bothered to try to breed them. Now having turtles, it has motivated me to. I have always fed my yabbies frozen peas, corn and carrot mix. I'm curious as to is there a certain size they have to be to feed to turtles though? My ELN turtles are 4 years old, (SCL is about 25cm.)
    Are larger yabbies OK to chuck in with them if I take the claws off? Or will they be too hard on their mouths?
     
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    Short-necked turtles are able to crush them and bite bits off larger yabbies, but ELN's should be fed appropriate sized ones as their mouths are not as tough as a short-necked turtles and any cut or scratch will risk giving your turtle stomatitis and canker.
     
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  6. Chigibub

    Chigibub Hatchling Turtle

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    Thank you. :)
     
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