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Box turtles should eat almost anything. My outdoor herd will ... is likely to be one cause of the poor eating

I've gathered that she's just kind of a fussy eater... she started outdoors, where she ate nothing, but it started ... California, a hell of a long ways from her natural habitat, even if we had box turtles in Santa Clara.

I should add, when I have her out in the yard, I do see her hunting... burying her head into the grass for whatever she's after down there (sow bugs and cranefly grubs are pretty common around here), and snap the occasional moth hovering in the bushes, so I know she goes for that, too.
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Box turtles should eat almost anything. My outdoor herd will ... is likely to be one cause of the poor eating

I've gathered that she's just kind of a fussy eater... she started outdoors, where she ate nothing, but it started ... California, a hell of a long ways from her natural habitat, even if we had box turtles in Santa Clara.

fresh green peas work here for the box turtle that walked into our life..they do that don't they! fresh collard greens also and strawberries
she's about 3+ years old found walking thru a parking lot here in Santa Barbara CA
keep in touch please
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fresh green peas work here for the box turtle that walked into our life..they do that don't they! fresh collard greens also and strawberries she's about 3+ years old found walking thru a parking lot here in Santa Barbara CA keep in touch please

Hmmm... I'll try the peas too... someone mentioned snow peas to me, haven't tried that, although this morning I discovered she likes apricots, too, which are supposed to be a source of vitamin A, so I guess that's good.
Wish I had some idea how old she is, she's definitely got a few miles on her by the looks of her shell. Today is moving day for her, into her new enclosure, which is much larger than the old one, so this should be fun to watch.
Today is moving day for her, into her new enclosure, which is much larger than the old one, so this should be fun to watch.

cool what have you built for a new enclosure?
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Today is moving day for her, into her new enclosure, which is much larger than the old one, so this should be fun to watch.

cool what have you built for a new enclosure?

It's just a much larger container... the first one was kind of impromptu, since I wasn't really planning on coming home with a turtle. She seems to like this though, she's been spending most of her time on top of her log (instead of under it), and basking. Her diet's already improving, and she's willing to eat more of a variety. Still wolfs down those grubs though!
On your comment on UVB, I have a lamp with 7% UVB turned on in the tank 12 hours per ... I don't know which states they get them from, because its not legal to sell turtles one catches in Michigan.

What I meant to ask is, do both wild red-eared sliders and wild box turtles have difficulty liviing a tank? Do they both have more susceptibility to illness/injury from parasites? Because my red-eared slider seems very healthy - active and growing.
fresh green peas work here for the box turtle that walked into our life..they do that don't they! fresh collard greens also and strawberries she's about 3+ years old found walking thru a parking lot here in Santa Barbara CA

Well, I went to a local market's produce department, and the produce manager said when someone simply says "peas" they mean shelled English peas, and they don't have those. Is that what you meant? I bought some fresh snow peas and put them in the tank with my box turtle, and so far he hasn't looked at them (only been in there for a while, and now I am not at my home).
I tried fresh collards many times and never saw any eaten.

I got the idea of strawberries from Bizbee, and he DOES eat those.

Bill Boelema
Hmmm... I'll try the peas too... someone mentioned snow peas to me, haven't tried that, although this morning I discovered she likes apricots, too, which are supposed to be a source of vitamin A, so I guess that's good.

Do you give her fresh apricots or dried apricots? I asked the produce manager at the market about them, and he said fresh ones are out of season, so I bought some dried ones. The piece I put in the tank hasn't been there long enough to even be looked at.

Bill Boelema
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Hmmm... I'll try the peas too... someone mentioned snow peas ... a source of vitamin A, so I guess that's good.

I gave her fresh. They just went out of season not too long ago actually, I still had a few in the fridge.
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