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Jessica Turtles - 2010-08-27
That would be the turtle I have- I currently own two box turtles, Scout/female/5yrs. & Percy/male/8yrs. They LOVE to eat grubs, worms, centipedes a roly-polies. Advice: If you are new at turtle owning, I suggest you read this page thoroughly and go to your local vet for help- maybe even go to your pet store. Some turtles that have a new environment are often uncomfortable and will refuse to eat. Try to get a tank, some nice terrain, a pool, a food dish, and a plant potter/ and or hollow thing that is big enough for a turtle. When filling up your tank, my turtles like water but mainly live on land, so the pool is great for turtles like mine and possibly yours. Make sure when you are pouring your dirt to pile it up in one area (turtles like to burrow). Put your hideout(your plant holder and or hollow thing) on the dirt or wood< whatever your using as terrain, then put your pool and your food dish. Try to put a variety of things in your turtles food dish like: cantaloupe, lettuce, carrots, apples, worms, grubs, roly-polys, centipedes, caterpillars, and turtle food you buy. Do not kill the bugs, or chop the lettuce or carrots, but do chop the apples into slices. Because, turtles will not eat the food because it is not how they would find it in the wild. Take your turtles outside also, keep a good eye on them, they can be fast( no sarcasm intended) your turtles or turtle will enjoy the sunlight and fresh air. Try not to linger on the turtle, for it will be scared and feel unsafe and wont go play. But do keep a good eye on them. Turtles are great friends, but need special care, so do not leave your turtle or turtles in the sun too long, and do NOT take your turtle out in freezing temperatures, keep them in their tank and a heat lamp hovering over the tank. That's my advice :)

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jashaun mcneil - 2010-07-13
Do eastern box turtles live in salt water?

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  • Matt H - 2010-09-17
    no an eastern box turtle is a land animal.
  • Anonymous - 2010-10-24
    NO!
  • Cassiopeia - 2011-07-21
    Definitely no. They do like fresh water and a good log, best place for soaking in the sunshine!
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anne - 2012-03-07
Our turtle (about 7 years old) has developed a problem with his shell, not sure how to treat it. I have pictures if anyone has any knowledge on this issue. Your help will be appreciated!

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-07
    describe issue? Send a picture, may be able to help from there.
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Dr.Feelgood - 2011-12-02
I have 2 red ear sliders. They are really tamed they come up when I call their names!!!

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  • Vik - 2012-02-09
    That's awesome!! Did you train them to respond like that? I have a small one, would love it if he could do that.
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Anonymous - 2012-02-04
I have had a african side neck for about 6 months and it has always been very placid and just used to keep to itself. I have another turtle in with it also. Over the past few days it has started to be very aggressive and goes for the other turtle and also went for me. It also attacks the side of the tank as people walk past. Does any
one know why this is and what I can do about it? Thanks

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  • Cely - 2012-02-06
    When my ASNT attacks the side of her tank, I ussually let her out to walk around my living room. Then she will explore all the corners of the room and fall asleep. Maybe she is tired of been inside the tank all day.
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maikel - 2012-01-27
i also have one, . .but i dont know how to feed this kind of turtle can you help me...i want some advice. , .im from philippines,, i saw it only in our backyard. . plsss....

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  • mike - 2012-01-28
    are you sure that its a pig nosed turtle?
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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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