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Mary - 2010-10-02
My science class caught an eastern Spiny Soft-shell turtle in a river when we were testing the water. So for a grade we had to write a manual on how to take of Sheldon Louis and this web cite helped me SO much. Thanks guys.

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lionel - 2009-11-23
I have a pet snapping turtle named killa. I'm from Louisiana but I moved to Georgia because of hurricane katrina. I know it's a snapping turtle but I can't tell the difference. I have a baby snapping turtle that I caught in Covington. Georgia. I don't know if it's a Florida snapping turtle or common snapping turtle. I looked on the internet and everything. I looked on chyldra serprintina.com and everything but there is not enough information there.

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  • lori - 2010-10-01
    I have had 2 baby snappers 4 2 weeks and I have run in to a snag I possibly fed them the wrong food ie raw mince and 1 is having buoyancy problems? Any help out there 4 me?
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sarah - 2010-05-21
Hi I have a baby paint turtle named murtle all he does is eat.

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  • Anonymous - 2010-09-22
    Good for you sarah.
  • cesca - 2010-09-28
    Be careful I have a three year old turtle. He eats a lot but they could eat themselves to death they save the food, so don't feed him as much. Yea I learned that the hard way.
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Bea - 2009-11-19
My son received Franklin as a gift for his 4th birthday. I never had a turtle and had no idea how to care for it. He was about the size of a quarter and lived in a small tank with about an inch of water,some gravel and a desk lamp. The poor thing lived in there for 3 years until my cousin told me he needs more space and water. We bought him a 10 gallon tank and filled most of it with water. He also got a dock and is fed live fish. I couldn't believe how happy he looked in the new tank! In a few months he grew 10x his original size. I felt so bad that we were not prepared to care for this gift. Although we didn't care for him properly for the first years of his life, I'm so glad he made it and is healthy. Based off the information we have read he is an adult and can be bred. He has very long front claws. I've noticed a few missing and growing back. Thank you for all the information.

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  • Anne Sugi - 2010-09-21
    Yes, good for you. Long front claws is a male. I have 3 turtles and 3 turtles are in the same tank and they are female. I have one male turtle with long claws in a separate tank. You can set up a 60 gallon tank with a 204 fluval filter system, a place to him to bask (a large dock sold in pet stores). Fill up the tank up to the dock. YOu will need a repti-sun lamp (UVB light) for his shell to be healthy and a submersible heater set at 75 degrees. He will live for a very long time. Oh, give him turtle pellets and romaine lettuce so that he gets protein and also vegetables to retain his feeding balance. Do not feed live fish, or shrimp if your turtle gets older because it is really bad for him. Just pellets, crush egg shells for calcium and vegetables.
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sherri - 2010-09-15
I have two african sideneck turtles I had to use two tanks now because the male kept attacking the female now she as lead eggs what do I do with them need all the info I can get please?

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loko koko - 2010-09-08
I just got this turtle my dad found it and is a pretty cool pet manley because it is not all that hard to take care of them.

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Tony - 2010-02-26
Pig nose turtles are one of my favourite turtles! They are like a whole bunch of species mixed together to form one exotic turtle. If I have the money, I would definitely buy one. I saw one at a pet store but it had bad water quality, was being fed iceberg lettuce, and had white specks on it's shell. I am angry at that pet store and I'm going to contact the humane society to shut it down, because I don't want to see another creature die or get neglected.

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  • Deven - 2010-04-16
    You go!
  • david - 2010-07-10
    Tony, My name is Dave. I live in Tampa Florida. I wonder if you know the incubation of the pig nose turtle eggs. I have a fresh water lake outside my condo and we have some of these turtles. One morning, May 3, 2010 to be exact, a female was laying her eggs about 10 yards from the water edge. She was dispensing them in a hole she had dug about 6 inches deep. then she covered them up. It's now July 10th and there is no evidence that they have hatched and dug themselves out.

    How long is the incubation and can they get out of that hole they were buried in?
    Thanks. Write me at Guywthclss@yahoo.com if you get this.
  • ben - 2010-09-01
    Put the eggs in the water look online for incubation but can only hatch when there's water one of the very unique turtle eggs.
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CJ Serrano - 2010-08-29
I need some help/advise. My pig-nose turtle has some whitish growths around his eyes and parts of his carapace. Is this just molting skin or has he acquired some disease? He has also recently just started staying at the bottom of his 50 gallon tank. Prior to these growths, he loved exploring the tank. If it is a disease/sickness, can anyone please help me by giving me some sound advice as to what I should/must do to get him better? I hope I can still do something to improve his well-being as he is a wonderful little guy who even now knows when to beg for food from me whenever I get home from work. He even loves it when I pet him on the head, much to the chagrin of my pet dog who is also addicted to attention. Thank you, in advance to whoever could help me out with my little dilemma.

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alex - 2010-04-06
hehe, I got a lot of info here too! for an animal report. Thank you animal world!

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  • mohit vyas - 2010-08-19
    Hi friend I am mohit, and I am from India, I have a red eared turtle, he is too calm and quiet, I am searching for him a partner, I don't know that the turtle is he/she, could any one tell me how could we differentiate male and female RES, and plz also tell me that in which environment the female lays eggs, it's basically on land surface or under water?
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john - 2010-04-05
YOUR AWESOME!
p.s I am 8 years old

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  • KALLY - 2010-08-10
    Thats my turtles' brother murfy. My turtles name is CJ.
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