Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Vinson Massif, Antarctica
Corn wouldn't be my choice to feed them, but I'd think it would be ok in moderation. Map turtles in the wild are generally more carnivorous, preferring fish, worms, snails, shrimp, crayfish, and insects but also feed on aquatic vegetation. This varies quiet a bit between species, and even between tutles. I'd just try to mix it up and give them some new stuff, see how they like it. The more variation in the diet the more sure you're going to be that they get all they need. Supplimentation with calcium/vitamin powder is good, but its no substitute for a balanced diet in the first place. If you can find greens, like collard greens (or colewort), or mustard greens. They're probably not readily available there, but would be better than the spinach and might still be readily accepted. Not sure what else to suggest that might be easy for you to find there. Perhaps chicory, escarole, endive, or watercress?
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