Biting turtle?

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ErikaHeartsTurtles

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I've been hand feeding my turtle, and now whenever I put my hand in there to move his decorations or something, he thinks I'm food and tries to bite me. If i don't hand feed him, he doesn't see the food because hes far too busy clawing at the glass and saying "Feed me!". What should I do?
 

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I would suggest stop hand feeding him, he has got you well trained.
He will find the food.
 

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BTW what are you feeding him?
 

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No fruits or veggies. Insects are a good choice, worms and fish.
 

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they absolutly love ghost shrimp, n it lets ur turts get good exersize chasing em around, if u can, catch some cuz they r free and tend to be bigger. if not then petco might have some but they can be a lil pricey there
 

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Also, if you do like to feed him by hand :)rolleyes:) get some long worms like nightcrawlers--these can be safely (safe for your fingers) fed to your turtle...but as Captain says, they will absolutely find the food--even at the bottom of the tank....we just have to remember to be patient...I use to get all weirded out if I put the food in with my RESs if they did not see it go to the bottom because they were putting on the Shamu and Mamu show for me....lol... I eventually just said ahh the heck with it and walked away...after a little while they were cruising and one noticed a fish chunk at the bottom and they like dove live submarines straight to the bottom...found and devoured every morsel.....

I was like, what a dork I am---they sure had me around their little foot...

I do however love to feed them by hand from time to time and the nightcrawlers are great fun for them and me...I know you have a different species of turtle...but the fun is universal :D
 
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