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Answered 2013-08-06 08:52:27

In the wild, baby red-eared slider turtles are more carnivorous than their adult counterparts. They need animal protein, so they feed on invertebrates such as earthworms, crickets,, aquatic snails, bloodworms, shrimp, krill and mealworms. In captivity, this need for animal protein can be met by these foods, or even fish foods which contain these items, while commercial pellets will also offer them the nutrients they need. Vegetation should be introduced while the turtle is young, even though it may not initially eat it, as it will make the transition to a herbivorous diet easier later on.

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