Russian Turtle food requirements
(Flower Mound TX)
I recently bought a Russian turtle at Petsmart for my 7 yr old's birthday. I am getting many conflicting answers to her food needs. One petstore told me to feed fruit and veggies. Another said NO fruit or meat for a Russian tortoise, only veggies and leaves. I went to another store the other day and the guy talked me in to buying dead crickets and worms. I put in front of Oscar (a she) and she wouldn't have anything to do with them.
I am getting concerned that I am starving this poor thing. It usually walks around when I let it out of it's aquarium and today it is just sitting there. I also never see it drink water. I put it in a warm water bucket to walk around in and hydrate 2 times a week.
Question: What should I be feeding Oscar, how many times a day. Should I worry about de hydration?
UGH, I want this cute thing to stay a part of the family, right now, I don't know if she is happy.