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Miyuku - 2010-04-30
My sister was driving home from a friends and saw a turtle ahead of her get hit and spun around (lol poor Turtle) It wouldn't move so she couldn't let it die there. And not knowing were she came from my sister could not just set it on the other side that would only endanger it more. So she took it home and gave it to me, the turtle has a lil hole on its shell and you can see the skin it doesn't look severe but we found out its a box turtle, I've been feeding it and its eating =D I have not had it long, I live in Ferdinand IN The Home for her is temporary. (its indoor with a Florescent light) My sister saved a hurt fresh water turtle and you can see its outer organs. *shudders* but she wrapped it up. I emailed a turtle rescue about it and they might come pick it up. I plan to hand my Hiroshi over to them as well. I want the best 4 her.

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daniel - 2010-04-28
My fiance and I took my niece and nephew to a small pond near our home in Indiana and my niece saw the turtle on the edge of the pond.. this is some of the nastiest water I've ever seen I wouldn't recommend eating any fish you catch out of it..lol...anyways I caught the little sucker.. my nephew had one of these spiny soft-shelled turtles before and the dang thing lived forever and his sister broke the aquarium with a belt and they had to turn the turtle loose.. they say about how you are suppose to keep the water really clean.. why when they live in nasty mossy water..maynard (the spiny soft-shelled turtle we caught today) is beside my bed happy in the mossy water he was living in before I caught him.. are they suppose to be aggressive? Mine hasn't tried to bite me yet.. well I will let ya know how everything goes.. :)

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Kinzie - 2010-04-26
I am adopting a couple turtles from a friend due to her moving. She has no where else to put them and I have experience with reptiles, just not really turtles. We have a 55 gallon....can I just fill it with hose water? How warm does the water need to be? How well does it need to be filtered? The water is WELL water, so is that a problem? I appreciate any insight, these little guys deserve the perfect home!

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  • jacob - 2010-05-03
    Hello, first of all turtles are super easy to take care of. The only requirements is that they have a place to get out and be dry and warm, 70 degrees is a good temp, they can be in colder but they will be more active with med warm temp. Well water should be fine, turtles aren't sensitive like fish are, they could live in mucky still water. However you can get a chlorine reducer additive for the water if you want. Since turtles can leave dirty messes I found that clams from freshwater rivers clean the heck out of the bottom of your tank and eventually a tasty meal for the turtle.
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fox - 2010-04-19
We just found a florida box turtle in HOUSTON TEXAS!

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maddy - 2010-04-18
What do they play with?

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maddy - 2010-04-18
I have one also.

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maddy - 2010-04-18
I have one of these too.

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Alexandra Turnbull - 2010-04-17
Hi! About a week ago I came across six baby/hatchling painted turtles. I have set up a 10 gallon tank (it's all I can afford right now) with lights, rocks and a basking platform. I clean out the tank everyday and feed them once a day of juvenile turtle pellets and cut up meal worms. They all seem to be doing fine so far, but they are very timid and seem to be aggressive towards each other. At times two will face each other and one with tuck its head in and start to shiver its front legs. I was curious why they are doing this and if I can somehow make them happier little guys.

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  • Mark Conti - 2010-05-06
    That sounds like the mating ritual! Do some research on them!
  • Dav3 - 2010-05-15
    This is not aggression, It is a mating ritual that all turtles do. The male will do it to males and females, and my female Gary (etta), so named after a certain sea sponges pet snail, will do that to her own reflection in her tank.
  • kendra - 2010-05-17
    Hi waz up?
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jared - 2010-04-07
Hi I have three baby turtles I wanted to know how do I tell male from female and how deep they need the water?

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  • Editor's Note - 2010-04-09
    You may have to wait until they are older and larger before being able to determine the gender of your turtles. However once they are adults, males do tend to be larger than females. Males tend to have their vent openings further from their bottom shells than females, and also have long, tapered tails.
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Lucy - 2010-04-01
How do I figue the age of the turtle out?

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