My juvenile loggerhead musk turtle doesn’t eat shrimp

Hantong

New Member
Joined
May 31, 2021
Messages
8
Location (City and/or State)
Rockville, MD
For some reason, my loggerhead musk turtle won’t eat those dry shrimps and frozen shrimp! He did ate up 6 ghost shrimps I put in the tank somehow.
He has no issue with mealworms. But he doesn’t like earth worms.
 

S2G

Active Member
Joined
Feb 21, 2021
Messages
101
Location (City and/or State)
AL
Earthworms as in red wigglers or Canadian night crawlers? Try the nightcrawlers if you haven't already
 

lanalee

New Member
Joined
Sep 14, 2020
Messages
7
Location (City and/or State)
ga
For some reason, my loggerhead musk turtle won’t eat those dry shrimps and frozen shrimp! He did ate up 6 ghost shrimps I put in the tank somehow.
He has no issue with mealworms. But he doesn’t like earth worms.
My guys like any of the freeze dried critters to be put in warm/hot water and rehydrate before eating.
Picky little ones.
 

autumn_0201

Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2021
Messages
57
Location (City and/or State)
Kuantan
For some reason, my loggerhead musk turtle won’t eat those dry shrimps and frozen shrimp! He did ate up 6 ghost shrimps I put in the tank somehow.
He has no issue with mealworms. But he doesn’t like earth worms.

My turtle loves dried and frozen shrimp! I haven't got the chance to purchase the live ones to her though.
 

Hantong

New Member
Joined
May 31, 2021
Messages
8
Location (City and/or State)
Rockville, MD
Earthworms as in red wigglers or Canadian night crawlers? Try the nightcrawlers if you haven't already
I think I feed him red wiggles. Isn’t night crawlers are those big ones? My turtle looks too small to eat those big ones
 

S2G

Active Member
Joined
Feb 21, 2021
Messages
101
Location (City and/or State)
AL
I think I feed him red wiggles. Isn’t night crawlers are those big ones? My turtle looks too small to eat those big ones
You can chop them up. Red wigglers do this slime that a lot of fish/turtles dont like
 
Top