Turtle jello! Not for humans! :) Recipe
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1 cup of pureed veggies
2 tbs ground turtle pellets (reptomin, mazuri, etc.)
1 tbs calcium power OR ground cuttlebone
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup cool water or cool tuna juice.
2 packets Knox Unflavored gelatin
garnish: Turtle treats, dried krill
How to make Turtle jello! Not for humans! :)
So I got this recipe from a forum on this wonderful site, www.redearslider.com, and this amazing jello allows you to make sure that your turtle is getting the proper amount of vegetables and calcium. I wanted to share this because turtles can be pretty picky when it comes to their vegetables. There's a long list of fruits and vegetables suitable for turtles, however; only green/red leaf lettuce, turnip greens, and dandelion greens are the only ones recommended for everyday. I only use those greens so i can better control their intake of the unhealthy fruits and vegetables. I just offer the other fruits and vegetables as "treats." One last thing about turtle diets. Try to find salt/lower sodium tuna fish and try not to use the actual tuna. Just use the water the tuna is canned in. The tuna could have high amounts of salt and it could be a bit too much protein for your turtle and your turtle could become very sick.
Alright, enough about turtle diets. First, In a bowl mix the first 3 ingredients on the list until well blended. Add the two packets of knox gelatin to the cool water and stir for 1 minute. Let sit while the water boils. Add the cool water with gelatin to the boiling water and stir until the gelatin has dissolved. Pour the geltain mixture into the bowl of veggie mix. Stir until blended and portion into ice cube tray molds. Finish by sprinkling krill on top of the mixture. Place in your fridge and allow them to set.
Once they have set, pull them out of the mold by using a tooth pick and cut them in half or fourths (depending on the size of your turtle). Place pieces in rows on a cookie sheet and freeze. once frozen, portion into plastic containers. Serve frozen. Makes about 64 servings.
TIP: you can make a bunch of the pureed veggie mix/pellets in advance and freeze them in 1 cup increments. then just defrost, add water and gelatin and you're good to go!