Deficiencies in turtles can be very harmful and are caused
by not eating properly and receiving an inadequate supply
of vitamins. It will cause your turtle to become not only
physically weak but also weak at resisting other diseases.
Parasites and bacteria take advantage of this and will make
a home in your turtle. If this condition is prolonged it could
cause serious damage to your turtle and be potentially fatal.
All turtles require some degree
of variety in their diet. This is because no food exists that
can provide your turtle will all the vitamins that they need.
commonly accompany nutritional deficiencies if your turtle
is not given a proper diet. Without variety it is also likely
that your turtle will exhibit a lack
Review proper feeding procedures
for your type of turtle and if the problem persists take the
turtle to a veterinarian. Our turtle
care sheets can provide you with a good starting point
when determining proper feeding techniques for your turtle.
It may take a while for your turtle to completely return to
good health but if you correct their diet the effects of the
nutritional deficiencies will eventually subside.