How much variety is needed in feeding?

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How much variety is needed for a healthy turtle?

Species: spotted and painted turtles

This is what I feed and what they get access to:

Dried gammarus(small shrimps?)
Earthworms
Crickets
Bloodworms
Mealworms
Crawfish
Snails(aquatic and land)
Dragonfly larvae
Tadpoles
Spiders
Grasshoppers
Dubia roaches
Dried small fish
Reptomin pellets 2 different kinds (only once a week)
Waterplants
Cuddlebone

Is this enough variety?
Is there an item on my list that u would not feed? If so why not?
Is there something I could add to the diet?

:)
 

DoubleD1996!

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How much variety is needed for a healthy turtle?

Species: spotted and painted turtles

This is what I feed and what they get access to:

Dried gammarus(small shrimps?)
Earthworms
Crickets
Bloodworms
Mealworms
Crawfish
Snails(aquatic and land)
Dragonfly larvae
Tadpoles
Spiders
Grasshoppers
Dubia roaches
Dried small fish
Reptomin pellets 2 different kinds (only once a week)
Waterplants
Cuddlebone

Is this enough variety?
Is there an item on my list that u would not feed? If so why not?
Is there something I could add to the diet?

:)
Sounds varied enough to me. You've got the whole shebang. Aquatic vegetation, insects, Aquatic larvae and shellfish.
 

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I agree, nice variety.
Minnows could be added as suggested. However be very careful when adding fish. Be sure it's a good source. Fish diseases can run rampant in poorly kept and over crowded feeder fish.
 
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