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Red Olguera - 2012-05-02
By the way, i previously bought 2 baby red eared sliders about 1 1/2 inches, before I got the bigger ones and the stupid pet shop told us that we can keep them in a 2-gallon aquarium. They recommended turtle pellet (a big one) and said that it was for baby turtles. We lacked information for taking care of these turtles and we were so excited to have them we didn't have time to research because we believed in the stupid pet shop. Sadly, the female one did not eat for days and died :( the male eats the pellets but later died after 5 days after the other one died. I believe the female died because of respiratory infection because she is coughing and hard time being under the water. We wanted to bring her to a herpetologist but sadly there are no herp around here :( I believe the male died because he was sad.. Now we learned our lesson and i recommend to RESEARCH first BEFORE YOU OWN/BUY one.. :(((

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Red Olguera - 2012-05-02
I bought 2 baby RES (one is about 2.6 inches and the other is about 2.3 inches), they have 50 gal. tank with 35gal of water in it, a basking site, a heat lamp, a powerful filter 1500gal/hr, water conditioner, vitamins for water, floating cuttlebone, tankmates consisting of 2 black moors, 5 black mollies, and feeder shrimps. I feed them every day alternate of turtle food, mealworms, freshly killed feeder guppies (because they cant chase them if they are alive! hehehe!), fish pellets, chopped carrots and greens. They also eat insects that fall onto the water! I change the water tank once a week and partially on its 4th day. I brush their shells with a soft toothbrush and they liked it! I dunno if they are both male or female but I guess, from the way they look that they are both females.. :) when I arrive from work they swim towards me! (because I always give them food when I arrive xD) I expose them to direct sunlight every 7:00 a.m. or 8:00 A.M. in the morning before i go to work. I also have southeast asian box turtle which i saved from a nasty pet shop.

By the way, I live here in the Philippines! :))
Nice to meet you guys! :)

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lara - 2012-05-01
Hey i have a baby female red eared slider in a farely large tank but i cant remmember how many gallons and i have plants,rocks,and land for it. i was wondering if it would be ok to put in a bit larger african sideneck in the same tank with her i think its a male. The RES is very friendly and she has shared a tank with another RES, but im a bit worried about the ASN. it would be very nice if someone could help me cause a friend is giving the ASN to me because she says its to much work and i cant really say no. So please tell m if i should or should not put in in the same tank, thank you:0)

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-05-01
    Really depends on it's personality. If it is a 'friendly' turtle it should be just fine.
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Kimberly - 2012-05-01
I have now an African Side-necked Turtle and his name is Butters. Butters has been with me for about 3 weeks now and at first he was very shy. After setting the tank and putting in piled rocks he dived right into the water. It took him about a week to really get comfortable with his surroundings. I added plants for him to nibble on. Def. do not want to over feed, it may seem like they're really hungry but they're turtles, in general if you keep feeding them, they won't stop eating! Now at the 3 weeks mark, Butters let my boyfriend and I both touch his head while he's in the water but not on the dry bridge! We even feed him by hand with pellets. As long as we approach him softly and not run up to the tank he won't swim behind the rocks and hide. Very curious and active turtles and I love them! Especially when he pokes his head up right up against the tank to take a breath and stares at me for a bit! Cutest ever!

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ashley Yeoman - 2010-03-26
Their size is really small, but they are really cute

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  • Kennedy McCulloch - 2012-04-30
    They are super cute I'd love to have one there my fav animal
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Anonymous - 2012-04-26
I have found a baby turtle. I believe it is a painted turtle. I found it at the end of my drive way today and I am not sure what to do with it?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-26
    If you have a pond near by put it back.
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peter lamborn - 2012-04-26
I have an older red eared slider male in a pond liner with 3 females. Usually an avid eater, he now seems to have pain or something else making eating difficult. He comes out when I feed, but will go very tentatively up to the sticks, try to eat but then shrink away for some reason, seeming to have trouble taking the food into his mouth. He doesn't seem otherwise ill; he swims and tries to climb up the walls of the pond as always. This has me very concerned, though. Any ideas?

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Turtle Owner 14 - 2012-04-24
Hey look I had over 50 three toe eastern gulf coast and Mexican box turtles. Now I got one. He lives inside. I had him for 14 years and he is from Mississippi along with the rest of them so we from Mississippi get them all the time.

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Squshy - 2012-04-23
I found a turtle that fits the discription and looks exactly like the photo. The turtle won't eat anything I don't want it to die. I kept it for my boyfriend please help...:/

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-23
    What have you tried to feed it? Temperature in tank? Heat lamp?
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jbc - 2012-04-21
I need to know what they eat. Can someone help me out please!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-21
    Scroll up in this Animal World article and it will tell you pretty much what they eat. They are carnivores so meat and they will eat fish, pinkies but look up at CARE and FEEDING in this article for the list. They can also be acclimated to commercial diets.
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