The good thing about nutritional
deficiencies is that they are usually avoidable
and correctable. When a turtle has nutrional problems
it is extremely vulnerable to a variety of parasites
and diseases. This is because when they are not
receiving the nutrients that they require their
immune system is not very effective at fighting
Turtles require a good variety of food to receive
all the nutrients and vitamins that they require.
Most turtles have one or two foods that they should
eat the most of but it is important not to leave
the others out of their diet as nutritional deficiencies
are likely to result.
If left untreated nutritional deficiencies
can cause a great deal of harm to your turtle.
Nutritional deficiencies are commonly associated
deficiencies. Every turtle species is different
in the sense of what types of foods they require.
Visit our turtle
care sheets to learn more about the proper
feeding techniques for your species of turtle.