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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-24-2005, 03:59 AM Thread Starter
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I had the weirdest thing happen today. We have a ditch that runs behind our yard, and the city sends water through it. We have a well attached to it, and you pay for shares. Anyways, We have a cinder block at each end to keep Jake (my pooch) from wiggling under it. Well, somehow, one of the blocks fell over, and the water backed up. I had water above my ankles over half my back yard this morning when I woke up. Jake loved it LOL. My 4 y/o found a bunch of earthworms back there, and they are huge. I am guessing they bloat up with the water. She has been feeding some of them to our two box turtles. I wanted to know if you can overfeed them worms. Or, if I just leave them in their cage, will they just burrow in the dirt and the turts will find them when they are hungry? Thanks for any info.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-24-2005, 12:55 PM
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Earthworms are a great source of nutrients for turtles -- especially if you are referring to the box turtle I see in your sig. The only concern I would have about it at all is that you make sure that the earthworms are from a source that isn't likely to have been sprayed with pesticides or exposed to other severe chemicals.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-24-2005, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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THanks. I was referring to the box in my sig. I also got a rescue one who is pretty small, but the most active turtle I have ever imagined in my life. She can do laps around the house during the day. LOL The turtles seemed to love the ones I gave them. I put some worms under the bedding, and am hoping that the turts can burrow and find them that way. I was just considered they might get too much protein or something.
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