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Answered 2008-12-27 02:09:23

Daily is fine, or even every other day. Younger turtles should be fed more often than older ones. they can go a couple days without food and be fine, since they don't need all that energy to make body heat.

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Can you feed a red eared slider once a week?

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Does your red eared slider turtle need a red eared slider turtle friend?

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