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chris brown - 2011-10-13
My soft shell has not been eating lately and i don't know why?

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rebecca - 2011-10-12
I have had a spiny for approximately 3 years now and I just got two more but they are about half my other ones size...will my larger one harm or kill my smaller ones?

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feona - 2011-10-09
I just got a new baby painted turtle and I want to play with her but I'm worried because she is only about a couple days old. What should I do?

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  • Alex Burleson - 2011-10-09
    Baby painted turtles are exciting pets to have! However, when they are small, (and even when they are larger) they are quite fragile. You could carefully hold your turtle for 10-15 minutes once, or twice per day, and then place her back into her home.
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shelbie - 2011-09-22
You will love them. They are so cute

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mike crash - 2011-09-20
i am looking for a female three toed box turtle as a mate for "maverick" also looking for a male eastern box for the same perpose.

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Turtle Boy - 2011-09-15
I have had turtles for a while now and recently came across another one. It is a baby painted turtle. All it eats is dried shrimp, and I am worried that if that is its whole diet that it might not develop properly. How do I get it to eat other food like pellets?

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    Eli - 2011-09-12
    Do red sliders hibernate in winter?

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      Julie - 2010-04-15
      My daughter found a hatchling 3 summers ago...'Snappy' is a wonderful pet! He doesn't have an ounce of aggression in him! He loves to be snuggled and cuddled, despite the fact that he is a full-fledged snapper. He likes to sit on your shoulder when reading and watching the pages of the book turn, he enjoys TV from time to time...he is a very fast runner. He will actively come to you, but will not respond to his name. He will climb up on your back if you are laying on the floor watching TV. He will then 'pose' with his neck extended as he is saying "I am the king'...He will only eat pellets. The only time he hissed was from my daughter trying to file his overly long nails. He has NEVER snapped at us! He likes to hide in dark places...under couches, inside the spring of a rocker-recliner, and in the entertainment center if the door is left open. He is incredibly pleasant! We don't know if he is a 'he' or a 'she'...Snappy will even take a nap with us! Snappy feels completely safe with us. It is nothing for him to take a nap while holding him swaddled in his blanket. My daughter made a tee-pee for a school project...it is small...Snappy likes to hide-out in the tee-pee if left on the floor. I know this sounds completely impossible, but this is all true! My daughter bought a small puppy-sized collar to put around his shell like a harness...she attached a leash. Girl and turtle will go for a walk. We live near a slow-moving stream. Snappy enjoys swimming in the water and digging in the mud. He gets so dirty that the only thing you see are the blinking of his eyes. He has been once incredible pet! Friends and family enjoy him, too...

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      • Ty - 2010-09-23
        Sorry to bother you, but my mother-in-law and I recently found a snapping turtle hatchling and we were wondering what to feed it and how to determine gender. Thank you.
      • Heather - 2011-09-11
        I have a three year old female snapper named Jordan that I found as she hatched. She is so much like your Snappy! She loves attention, and will follow me around. She watches TV and video games with us, and LOVES music! I used to leave my keyboard music on for her all day long, and she stretches her neck way out and in the water seems to...."dance" to it. She really is a sweetheart, and all of our family loves her! They're amazed that a snapping turtle can have so much personality and be so nice. Jordan does, however, recognize her name, and will immediately look at me and come to me when I call her. Weird, huh? :)
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      Elena - 2011-09-11
      I am thinking about getting a turtle. Recently I’ve looked at an African Sideneck, but those grow to be too big to fit in the tank I’ve gotten. Will these be small enough to live their entire lives in a 20-gallon tank?

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      • Clarice Brough - 2011-09-12
        You really need a bigger aquarium for a turtle. You can house juveniles in a smaller tank, but as they grow, you need to provide a bigger home. Even the smaller turtles, like the mud turtles and the musk turtles reach up to about 5" across, so a 55 gallon aquarium would be best for an adult of these species.
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      dakota - 2011-09-04
      Thank you, this info was more helpful than any other website.

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