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jone - 2010-12-05
I wonder how to take care of turtles properly?

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Ai Wei Ong - 2009-02-01
I bought four six-cm baby pig-nosed turtles for my son. As for the difference in tail length which is supposed to determine the sex of the turtles, the differnce is so negligible. At six cm how old are these turtles, I wonder. Although it may possibly take 25 years, we hope to breed them.

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  • Kayla - 2010-11-30
    I LIKE TURTLES! I'm 10 =P
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Andrew Underwood - 2010-11-20
I've had mine for 9 months! She doesn't show a single sign of infection nor any other stress related illness. In fact I think she actually enjoys getting free range of the house every day, an infra red heated, 5 ft diameter swimming pool at night. And all the super worms, crickets and berries she can eat.

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shepard - 2010-03-18
Not a lot of information on the care and why they will not eat at certain times of the year or where to find books and information on care of the turtles.


Editor's Note: Feel free to explore the website a little bit more! I'm sure you can find what you need.

For care on turtles you can check out the following page: About Turtles and Tortoises: Selecting & Caring for Your Turtle or Tortoise

If you have a semi-aquatic turtle, like a box turtle check out this page: Guide to Box Turtle Care

If you are looking for books, check out the Reptile References. It has tons of good books (over 100 books alone!) used as references by us: Animal World References - Reptiles-Amphibians-Land Invertebrates

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  • anzanette - 2010-11-19
    I need to know what does it mean when the african sideneck shell has spots of whites on its shell?
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abe - 2010-02-15
Regarding: Trying to climb out of tank.

Torts and semi terrestrial turts need a visual barrier when housed in tanks... they do not know there is glass in their way.

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  • Daisy - 2010-05-20
    Would you please tell me how you feed your turtle and what kind of environment you provide for it? Appreciate!
  • reverend jackie - 2010-11-07
    I've found this to be true. I put small live potted plants around the inside, and they stopped.One quick question for anyone....How big do these guys get? I'v had one described by a friend as ä palm and a half in size? Would that sound like a young one to you or full grown?
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lacey - 2010-10-20
My turtle is a male and we give him his water bowl but for the past couple days he just sleeps in it almost all the time is this normal or should I worry?

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green - 2009-11-16
I purchased a Spiny soft shell in FLA while on vacation in August. It was the most unique turtle I have ever seen. We named it Nessie since when its neck is extended it looked like the Lock Ness Monster. He/She (not sure of the sex) was doing wonderful and adapting to its new home w/ the other 2 turtles we have. Just yesterday (11/15) it became sort of odd acting, laying on the perch under the light and not eating. When it was in the water it would just float, not active at all (like normal). When I got up this AM Nessie had died during the night. I am not sure what happened but I am really bummed about it. The other 2 turtles are doing just fine. Poor Nessie, he/she will be greatly missed :(

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  • michele - 2010-10-13
    I have a softshell turtle too it was found in our pond it is not moving around and it will not eat we are scared that he might die!
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AnitaR. - 2010-08-11
I liked this site and found it very helpful. I have a side neck turtle handed down from a family member, we think she is about 15+ years old. We thought she was a male, Max, but today I was very surprised to find 3 eggs in her pond! Unfortunately they are not fertile since we do not have a male. I am going to look into getting her one though. I just put her in a large fiberglass tub(round) and put plants and rocks in there, I have some tank heaters in there to keep the temp. at 70 degrees, sometimes higher. She has some goldfish too. I have been trying to get info on her so that I can get her habitat as close to her natural environment as I can. I guess I succeeded since she laid eggs and we have had her for 5 years and no eggs in the past. Maybe she has just reached her maturity, I really don't know, I will be coming back to this sight for any other info. I can get. Thank you for your research and time investigating/studying of the African sideneck Turtle!

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  • Christine - 2010-08-28
    I have an african sideneck turtle I have had her for 1 year. I finally decided to mate hero. Do you know how long it takes for them to have eggs?
  • Wendy - 2010-10-11
    I also have an African side Neck that I received as a pet from a friend. We also thought she was a He.. Named Toney.. After about 3 years, she too laid eggs. I talked to a local reptile shop near home and they said that once they start to lay eggs, they will lay them annually. She first laid her eggs back in Feb. 2009, and now again, Oct. 2010. I would like to get her a male too, but not sure how to go about finding one. I also don't think I have a home large enough to accommodate a larger tank...
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kevin - 2010-10-11
I just got a pig nose turtle! Behind my house, I am not sure whether it's a male or a female, it's about 10 cm. Want to know whether is it a full grown one or is it still a baby. And how do I make out the difference between the sex and how do I take care of it?

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keeba robinson - 2010-10-04
I just recently purchased a red eared slider and it's been three days and it still hasn't eaten should I be worried?

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