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Rep-Cal Aquatic Turtle Food is formulated to ensure proper growth and health by providing complete and balanced nutrition. It is a veterinarian recommended food containing natural plant ingredients and high quality animal protein aquatic turtles love and provides the 100% complete daily nutrition they need.
Rep-Cal's Aquatic Turtle Food contains high quality animal proteins and the goodness of apple fiber. Essential calcium, trace minerals and vitamins are added for nutritional completeness and balance.
Rep-Cal Aquatic Turtle Food has been tested successfully for aquatic turtles by reptile veterinarians. It is fortified with optimal levels of vitamins and minerals like calcium and vitamin D3 so no other food or supplements are required. Rep-Cal Aquatic Turtle Food has been developed for longer float times.
Feed every morning: Offer slightly more food than your aquatic turtle can eat in a 5-7 hour period, and allow your pet access to its food for the entire daylight period. Important: Be sure to remove uneaten food at the end of each day.
Feed turtles in a separate "feeding" tank: This method reduces waste and debris and helps maintain water quality. Put turtles in their "feeding tank" with slightly more food than they can eat in 1-2 hours every day.
Guideline For Daily Feeding:
These quantities serve as initial estimates, since the amount of food eaten by your aquatic turtle will depend on its size, condition, health, and tank temperature.
Box Turtle Shell Size Feeding Guide:
under 3" - 1/3 cup
3" - 5" - 1/2 cup
over 5" - 1 cup
General Care Considerations:
A healthy aquatic turtle is alert and aware of its surroundings, actively swimming in its tank. Its eyes are bright and its nose is free of discharge. It will eat readily, and enjoy basking. Aquatic turtle stools are dark and formed.
Food intakes will be less than normal when animals are cold, sick or stressed. Low food intake is unhealthy for your aquatic turtle and will increase its susceptibility to serious disease. Factors that may stress your aquatic turtle include a tank that is too small or too cold, dirty water, and intimidation from tank-mates. Check water temperature and quality, and observe for stressful conditions. If low food intakes persist, consult your veterinarian.
Important: Water quality is essential for the health of your aquatic turtle. Water should be filtered continuously and changed frequently.