This pm, I found a turtle crossing HWY 13, traveling btwn Crowley and Eunice (Louisiana). It's a good sized turtle with the scar of a previous encounter with an automobile on its back. What should I feed it? Is it safe to feed it raw ground beef? Help!
Malinda
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This pm, I found a turtle crossing HWY 13, traveling btwn Crowley and Eunice (Louisiana). It's a good sized turtle ... an automobile on its back. What should I feed it? Is it safe to feed it raw ground beef? Help!

Safe? Probably. Good for it? Not really.
Prepare to have a pet for a lifetime it could very well outlive you!

What kind of turtle is it? If you don't know, get some pics posted and we can help. At the very least, a verbal description may narrow it down.
Chris
http://www.mcmartinville.com
From all the pics I've looked at, I'd say that this is a red-eared slider. He's got the typical red spots behind the ears. His "belly" is yellow with black spots on each scale.
From all the pics I've looked at, I'd say that this is a red-eared slider. He's got the typical red spots behind the ears. His "belly" is yellow with black spots on each scale.

Clean water, plenty of sunlight or a close approximation thereof, and feed it fish for starters. Search for "red eared slider care sheet" on the web and see what pops up.

Chris
http://www.mcmartinville.com
From all the pics I've looked at, I'd say that this is a red-eared slider. He's got the typical red spots behind the ears. His "belly" is yellow with black spots on each scale.

I believe that adult sliders are vegetarians.
john
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From all the pics I've looked at, I'd say that ... His "belly" is yellow with black spots on each scale.

I believe that adult sliders are vegetarians. john

I don't believe that.
fr0glet
This pm, I found a turtle crossing HWY 13, traveling btwn Crowley and Eunice (Louisiana). It's a good sized turtle ... an automobile on its back. What should I feed it? Is it safe to feed it raw ground beef? Help!

"What do I feed a wild turtle?"
Nothing .. put it back where you found it
I believe that adult sliders are vegetarians. john

I don't believe that. fr0glet

I believe they're omnivorous.
Chris McMartin (Email Removed) typed this:
I believe they're omnivorous.

I believe I can fly.
fr0glet
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