Growing Up to be Snappers- Place Mouse on Photo of eggs to see how big they grow over the winter.
If the turtles were left in the wild during the winter they would hibernate with no growth at all, so feeding them over the winter will give them a big head start for survival in the spring. The turtles grew fast over the winter, "learning" quickly to catch, kill and eat live fish. The snapping attack is instinctive and once they catch a fish in their jaws they hang on until they subdue their prey. I wanted to be sure they weren't set free with the expectation of being fed turtle pellets twice a day, so I set a minnow trap in our "Little Stream" for an abundant minnow supply.
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