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Hi Kev,
What are you feeding them currently?
Live woodies mate and live mosquito larvae. Like all Saw-shelled turtles, purvis are insectivorous feeding predominantly on terrestrial insects and terrestrial insect larvae like dragonfly nyphs etc. They also feed heavily on aquatic waterbugs. They can take tiny crustaceans like newly hatched yabbies and small shrimp like cherry shrimp also. They're very picky/fussy when it comes to getting them onto more commercially avail foods like frozen Brine shrimp, bloodworms etc but it can be done simply by withholding food for a few days and basically forcing them to accept a new item, hunger is a good motivator for baby turtles. I personally don't do it as I just give them insects as I have an abundance and no shortage and it's ultimately better for them nutritionally.
 

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