When feeding your Red Eared Sliders kangkong (water spinach), it is better to immerse it in the tank instead of cutting off some stalks and putting the rest in the fridge.
Why? I noticed that it keeps better when kept in water. After 2 days, the one I put in the tank was still green with some brown edges while the ones in the fridge were dried and wrinkly.
Should I worry about overfeeding them?
No. From what I’ve read, I should only control feeding them proteins such as pellets and bloodworms. When it comes to vegetables (those that are good for them), it’s fine to feed them as much as they want.
How often do I feed them?
My turtles are still young so I feed them twice a day. I feed them turtle pellets in the morning and then just leave vegetables in the tank so they can munch on them the rest of the day. I’ve only had these RES for 2 weeks but I used to have a Malayan box turtle. I intend to try a variety of vegetables for them but so far, they seem to like carrots, romaine lettuce and kangkong.
Here are photos of my new turtles enjoying their tank.