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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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NICK - 2010-03-26
Hello. I was playing golf around ridley creek in pa. I observed the canadian geese sitting on the embankments chatting and eating differently. I walked over and to my surprise here were baby painters trying to make it to the creek but not many were making it. I scooted the geese and brought three baby turtles home this was 1991 now they have 150gal tank with areas for lying in shallow water with a platform that leads to an earth area ; to our surprise we had baby turtles hatch. Turtles are the sweetest animals. Thank you for info it has helped in their happiness.

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Matt - 2010-03-19
I just found a female RES trying to wander across a busy surface street. I pulled my truck over and put her on the closest lawn but she tried to cross the street again so I picked her up and took her to the animal shelter. They told me that she was probably trying to find a watery spot to lay eggs. I'm really glad I took her there immediately because I didn't even know that she was a water turtle and I could have killed her out of ignorance had I tried to care for her myself. At the shelter they have a decent aquarium setup for her to stay in and I hope the owner looks for her. I'm just glad I could help and it was an interesting learning experience.

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leo - 2010-02-07
I love Common Snapping Turtles, I've had them all my life. I had an Alligator Snapper too but, maybe just that specific one, was not really active. It would only come out in the middle of the night, I would have to sneak up on it with a flashlight. I have one now thats around 3" and have it in a 20Long gallon aquarium and will get 125 gallon by summertime. I came across a website that had Snappers I have never seen before they're called Hypomelanistic. Does anyone know where these are found or are they privately breeded?

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  • DarkOneCFH - 2010-03-10
    Try turtlesource.com they have them even though they are pretty pricey
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