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Old 10-30-2013, 07:53 PM   #1
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Baby musk turtle not eating


I have quarter size baby musk turtle that was purchased and shipped to me 6 days ago.

The turtle is active and is moving around but doesn't seem to be eating.

I'm not sure if I should move the turtle into a small container to feed or keep in the aquarium and feed there.

I've tried placing the turtle in a smaller container so the food is closer, but I'm not sure if I'm just stressing the turtle out and that is why it is not eating.

Any suggestions and/or ideas?

I'm thinking of putting a bunch of very small pond snails since I read that they like to eat snails.
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:04 PM   #2
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What is the water temperature like? Younger turtle perfer temps around 80 F.
Have you tried tempting it with live food?
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What is the water temperature like? Younger turtle perfer temps around 80 F.
Have you tried tempting it with live food?
The temperature is around 79 degrees.

What live foods would you recommend?

I'm adding a bunch of small pond snails. I was also thinking of some baby guppies.
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Old 11-03-2013, 03:24 PM   #4
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Bump the temp up a little to 80 or 81.

Pod snails and rams horns would be perfect. As well as small minnows and guppies, small earthworms. Join redearslider.com and post your concerns there too.
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Old 11-15-2013, 01:55 AM   #5
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maybe blackworms, or small night crawlers. I also feed my turtles crickets so you could try pin heads. they like the worms and crickets because they move around a lot in the water
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I've always fed my razorback musk turtle a high quality pelleted diet like omega one or mazuri. He eats it like a champ.
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