P.S I think I'm all right as far as the content of his diet goes, here is a list of the various things I feed him, if you have any suggestions about food or supplements to add, that would be great.
Romaine lettuce, kale, strawberries, apples, bananas, carrots, mealworms, earthworms, chopped hardboiled egg, dried shrimp and krill, and reptomin turtle sticks.I try to make sure they get a little something from each foodgroup (a little protien, a little bit of leafy greens, etc) at every feeding and I sprinkle calcium powder with d3 over what he eats.
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What you're feeding sounds fine to me. Mealworms have little nutritional value, but they are okay as a treat.
I feed my turtles twice or three times a week. They get as much as they can eat in 10-15 minutes and I remove what is left.
It's easy to overfeed them if you put the food in front of him. A good strategy is to hide the food somewhere in the enclosure. Let them work for it. Foraging is natural for them and it's fun to watch.
Did you see this page? dietaryrequirements.php
This study has a limited scope (it was based on a survey) but it gives an indication of how much they eat.
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