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    My turn.........Matilda dragging food into water?

    I have had turtles since I was very young...under 5 and have never seen this behavior before. Matilda drags her food into water sometimes, I'm assuming to soften it? This morning, slices of radishes(2nd fav only to worms) and tomato slices in her FOOD dish.....I just got home and the radish...
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    Fruit day for Matilda

    I try to mix it up for her but will leave things she likes....occasionally, we try new things....today was banana for the first time! Come on, of course I know it isn't a natural food for her....either is being kept by a gentle giant...so it's all good. She apparently likes it, a lot! The...
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    I should have had the camera setup!

    As little Matilda(Baby EBT) matures, she faces ever-larger challenges. After seeing the sheer ferocity that she displayed after hunting down and eating a worm, I've tried to add them weekly to her diet. Last night while mowing the lawn I found a nice 6" worm but it was more like the worm...
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    Question re: babies....Yes, box turtle babies!

    Are they like puppies? Will they eat for as long as there is food to eat? Matilda hasn't displayed this particular behavior before, nor have I seen it before in any of the guys I've had. I put earthworms in.......holy God, she sprinted once they were in sight....and she had already eaten...
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    Just for fun......

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    Introducing Matilda.....Eastern box baby girl....

    I've lurked here long enough to see that there's some good and turtle-talented folks here! Here is my latest sweetie...... Found her upside-down on a park asphalt path, dropped by a bird or kicked up by a jogger. Beautiful little girl...who eats like a BEAST! She lives in acrylic for now...
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