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Diet & Nutrition for Terrapins

Terrapin or Turtle food should make up the base of your Terrapins diet. Mix this food with plant foods and fish to give them a balanced diet. Terrapins particularly like relish lettuce, watercress, and some other green leafy vegetables. Some terrapins also love fruits like apples, pears, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and bananas. You can judge your terrapin’s preference by giving it a small bit, if it enjoys eating it, you may give some more.

Dietary Supplements

Supplements to diet are essential to provide minerals, such as calcium, an essential mineral for shell maintenance, and trace elements. Cuttlefish and ground eggshells are good sources of calcium. Cuttlefish can be broken into bits and kept in the tank for the terrapin to nibble on. One should ensure that the eggshells are ground fine, because any big pieces can cause injury.

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