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Esther - 2011-05-18
I have 2 red earred sliders. I don't know if 1 is bigger then the other, even when they are the same age. I hope you have some info.

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  • tina - 2012-01-28
    I have 2 res turtles I bought them when they were around 2 years old ,they were the same size ,i had them now for about 3 years one is around 6 inch and the other is only half the size the bigger one was always eating and the smallest one was always sleeping in the bottom ,,I got a uva and uvb lite and now the litle one is eating and growing!!
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Erick - 2011-08-28
I bought an African side neck Turtle about a week ago. My son tried to play with it and it has been hiding since. I have it in a good size pond in the front of my home. I was wondering will it take off or will it stay around the water. How long does it take for them to climate themselves?

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  • Ron - 2011-08-30
    i paid 40 bucks for mine to put him in a tank and to keep long as i can.. not a pond so it can run off
  • floyd - 2011-09-17
    i ve been having my asneck for two years ,and i notice that after beening in the water for a week or two they like to stay dry about the same amount of time,you can put them right back in the water they will quick so make sure that your yard has no way out ,they are good climbers to so make sure if you block off a part that you might think they will get out make sure its with something straight and very tall.
  • Raven - 2012-01-27
    THESE ANIMALS ARE NOT FROM OUR CLIMATE LET ALONE COUNTRY! HE NEEDS TO BE IN A SAFE ENVIROMENT AWAY FROM PREDATORS AND UNCONTROLLED TEMP CHANGES. THIS IS THE MOST UPSETTING THING
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veela - 2012-01-25
The size of an alligator snapping turtle, the sensitivity of a softshell, aggressive and a vegetarian to boot. My advice to potential keepers is: leave this one to zoos and aquariums who are equipped to deal with it's special needs.

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Rita Malone - 2012-01-09
i was just given african sideneck turtle and i was told that it was endangered because it has two spines..is this true

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  • veela - 2012-01-24
    As far as I know, Side-necks are not endangered and have only one spine.
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avocado - 2012-01-18
I've had a painted turtle for about 5 to 6 years now in a 45 gallon tub and is doing perfectly fine he even eats of my hand. He's a male because he is around 6 inches long and has huge claws. I was wondering if i could add another baby turtle to give him some company or is it dangerous?

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  • David Brough - 2012-01-19
    Painted turtles are generally not aggressive so there shouldn't be any problem. He may appreciate the company as well.
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Bella Forster - 2011-07-16
I currently have an african side necked turtle. I was out looking at musk turtles today and wondered if they could be kept together? My ASN is around 5 years old I think. It is about 27cm long. I've had it around 8 months my friend gave it to me as she could no longer care for it. It is unknown if it is male or female. Please could you help as I have read lots of different views and I'm getting confused with all the different information.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-19
    If it worked for the pople that the two different turtles got along - then it worked and you have that opinion. If it didn't work then you have that opinion. It may or may not work for a variety of reasons. There is no reason that it shouldn't but you don't have to have them on top of each other either. You watch them, give them each their own safe place etc. Two different dogs or children may or may not get along. You just take the situation and act accordingly.
  • Barb - 2012-01-13
    You could put different species but I would be very careful! All turtles and tortoises carry different bugs. These bugs won't hurt the carrier however they can kill other species. I wanted to put an African pancake tortoise with a Russian tortoise and my reptile savy vet advised me against it. Also side neck turtles are know to be slightly agressive to the same sex. Good luck:)
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Christopher - 2011-08-11
Dear charlie uae stands United arab emirates

I hope your lightbulb is heading there now

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-11
    AHHH sorry the lightbulb is on now. You should be fine with some sort of regular lightbulb for basking - and a UV bulb for sunlight. Every time I see pictures of Saudi Arabia - the sun is shining. Let them be ouside a little. We (my company) installed (honest) telephone billing software for the Riad airport there about 1987... I had to do the contract in the US so the guys came here - most enjoyable experience and an excellent installation. Now it is just about 30 years later and you and I are emailing and talking about lovebirds and turtles. Love it. Thank you.
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macquel - 2011-09-24
Man I love me some red ear sliders and guest what I have 3 of them.

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  • Karen - 2011-11-18
    I have 1 omg
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Kylie - 2011-11-27
Ok, so I am getting this kind of turtle for sure! How big should the tank be? How much do I feed hiM? Help, I need him b4 Christmas! HELP!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-28
    Just scroll up in this Animal World article to the Enviornment section and it tells you what size tank etc. Good luck and enjoy.
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Courtney - 2007-08-08
I have two beautiful Snake-necked Turtles named Snappy jr and donatello.

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