Available in multiple sizes ranging from 3.7 ounce jars to 6.83 pound buckets. Full of vitamin C and calcium. Protein-rich floating pellets contribute to a healthy shell. Pellets float for a while and don’t cloud the water.
Food has a strong scent that may linger in the tank.
Designed for box turtles and foot tortoises. Small freeze-dried fruit bits are easy to eat and do not require refrigeration. Can be offered as a treat or mixed in with regular food for a nutrient boost. Has a pleasant scent.
Turtles used to eating fresh fruit may not enjoy the freeze-dried version.
Available in 2.5-, 5-, or 10-ounce jars. High in protein. Can be used as regular food or an occasional treat. Appealing red shrimp flavor. Assists with weight gain and energy levels. Floats on water.
Treats may be too large for smaller turtles to break apart.
Made from real freeze-dried mealworms, crickets, and river shrimp. Adds proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals essential to a healthy turtle diet. Tasty treat appeals to both baby and adult aquatic turtles. Refrigeration not required.
Can be quite messy with the bottom of container filled with ground bug dust.
Food is free of artificial colors and flavors. Filled with all of the vitamins and minerals required for a healthy turtle diet. Resealable bag keeps food fresh. Pellets float and don’t cloud the tank. Suitable for turtles at any stage of life.
Hard pellets take a long time to soften in the water.
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Turtle food comes in a variety of forms. There is canned food, frozen food, pellets, and freeze-dried treats. For aquatic turtles, always look for food and treats that will float on water without making it cloudy. How frequently you feed your turtle varies depending on their age. Young turtles will need to eat daily, so you may want to consider buying their food and treats in large portions. Remember to place freeze-dried insect treats on a dry landing instead of directly in the water.
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