Simple Snacks For Dealing With Baby Snatching

baby snapping turtle care

Baby Snapping Turtles is considered as one of the most beautiful freshwater turtles. They are the ones that are very much similar to a tortoise. Their shell is very similar to that of a baby seal’s shell. In fact, some people even say that these kinds of turtles are a subspecies of the seal.

These days, you will find this kind of turtle in the wild living in ponds and lakes all over the world. In fact, they are considered as the best source of protein for their diet. Their meat is very much sought after by people. As you know, turtles are primarily carnivores. And when mother turtles give birth, the young hatchlings have to eat the leftover leftovers of her food in order to survive. Thus, it is vital for them to eat a lot.

Hatchlings Grow And Be Healthy

This is why a mother will do her best to help her young hatchlings grow and be healthy. Her attempts are rewarded when the baby will start to eat from her mouth. They even grow up faster and develop bigger shells.

It is pretty hard to notice if your baby is eating right though. To tell if they are doing it right or not, hold your hand out towards the water and listen carefully. Does your baby listen to you when you say “beg”? If they do, then they are getting the idea that there is food around. Usually, babies don’t like to wet themselves. They prefer soft and squishy things like leaves, sticks, or fruits.

One way to do that is by using a baby guide. The guide will help you teach your baby to look at and react to different things. After a while, your baby will start to imitate what they see.

Store The Food In Their Dish

A reptile on a body of water

In order to build your baby’s confidence in looking for food, try putting different things in their cage. A cat might help or a wooden block. Once your baby gets the hang of it, you can try putting the food in a clear plastic bag that has a hole in it. This will also help them learn how to store the food in their dish.

Another useful tip would be to put peanut butter in their dish. Not only will this help them gain weight because of the added fats, but it will also make them more attracted to the smell of the dish. What’s even better is that it will not stick to the dish!

Understanding Are The Key Factors

In conclusion, remember that when dealing with your baby’s snatching behavior, patience and understanding are the key factors. There are times when the baby will just simply refuse to eat, but don’t worry about it. As soon as you’re sure that the baby wants to eat, just leave it in its dish. These methods will definitely help curb the problem.

If these methods aren’t working, the next thing you can do is to purchase a baby monitor. These devices will allow you to hear what your baby is doing without actually seeing or feeling what they are doing. They are mostly cheap and available at any pet store.

If those methods aren’t working after a few days, then you should definitely consider purchasing an actual baby catcher. These work on the same concept as before, but instead of putting the food in a clear bag, they attach a small bell which makes the sound of a frightened animal when the food is taken out. They are very helpful for babies that are having a hard time grasping. I highly recommend these for any baby with an issue of baby snatching.

Get Your Pet A Toy

Lastly, always remember to try to give your pet a break. Try playing with your baby to keep them occupied. Also, try playing with baby snatching games with your pet. Sometimes it’s just easier to keep them occupied than trying to separate them from the baby by trying to use other methods.

You may also want to get your pet a toy that lets them play with their toys, as sometimes baby snatching can take away from the bonding time you have with your pet.

Wrapping Up

As mentioned before, sometimes these methods don’t work. If this happens to you, don’t lose hope. Keep trying. There is no reason why your baby can’t be stopped from baby snatching, but you need to remember that they are only toddlers and are still developing. Babies will grow out of this problem as they get older. The key is to just be patient and try to always keep your pet happy and healthy.

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