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Snails..?

Discussion in 'Diet and Feeding' started by Squirt4, Oct 25, 2017.

  1. Squirt4

    Squirt4 Sub-Adult Turtle

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    I came across a post a while ago but can’t find it now - about a review of the Exo Terra canned foods. I’ve been using the shrimp and fish ones for Squirt (he wouldn’t touch the silkworms), and my local store now has snails and grasshoppers...just double checking the snails are OK for him?

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    Are they garden snails? If so, I wouldn't bother. https://www.australianfreshwatertur...-feed-slugs-and-snails-to-your-turtles.14588/
     
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    Squirt4 Sub-Adult Turtle

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    Aussiepride83 Senior Turtle

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    Definitely avoid using them.
     
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    Squirt4 Sub-Adult Turtle

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    Oh bugger, I just fed them to him tonight. For the first time though.

    How about the Exo-Terra grasshoppers?
     
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    Aussiepride83 Senior Turtle

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    Grasshoppers will be OK, just be mindful of the spiny hind legs. Might be worth removing them.
     
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    Squirt4 Sub-Adult Turtle

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    Haha thanks guys, I’ll chuck the snails out then and cut off the grasshoppers legs! Any idea how long the Exo Terra tins last in the fridge for? I’ve googled and googled but gotten nowhere.
     
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    Not too sure about how long the tin will last in the fridge, but I'd recommend removing them from the open tin and place the remaining food in a tupperware container with a lid then refrigerating it.
     
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    It comes with an air tight resealable lid which seems to be working ok but I’ll keep that in mind.