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Jonas - 2009-06-13
Hello, I am Jonas. I too have a red eared slider, and two yellow bellied turtles. I am also convinced that my RES loves music, because when the radio is on, he starts dancing!

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Rachel W. - 2009-06-12
On June 12,2009(6/12/09), my dad and I were fishing under a bridge in Hephzibah, Georgia. We were fishing out of a big creek that came out of a golf course called Gordon Lakes. It had snakes, turtles(snapping, and soft shell), cat fish, bass, brim and ect... This big turtle came to the top of the water one time and I didn't see it (my dad did). When it came up again I almost had a heart attack because of how big it was. I put my pole out and right as I did it went under water but it came back up immediately. So, I put my pole to where the worm was at the top of the water. The next thing I know I was rolling up a heavy turtle. It fit perfectly in a 5 gal. bucket. Later I thought I (a 13year old going to 8th grade) caught that big turtle. I think it's a female, I'm not too sure though.

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MEgan Will - 2009-06-08
June 6,2009, my husband, 2 children, and I were fishing in the ohio river in Sciotoville, ohio and I saw a little turning on the bank swimming and burying himself in the sand and we caught him. I didn't even know what kind of turtle he was. He is so cute and my kids were so amazed with what he looked like. I wasn't sure what it ate and how to keep him ok and things... it's so neat though~

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Clint - 2009-06-08
We have a creek running through our farm. We see softshell turtles all of the time. We have seen them as small as a silver dollar. The largest one I have seen was close to 12" across. His neck was close to 2" in diameter. We had one in our bath tube once. It would squirt us with its nose. They are really neat animals. We look for them all of time.

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Suni - 2009-06-01
Hi I'm Suni. I have 2 RES. One fell into my pool, I guess from the lake in my backyard. I named it April. I found her April 2nd. The other one, my cousins and I were at the lake, and a little head popped out of the water. The RES climbed out and we kept him! The 2 turtles get along really well, and they eat a lot! But, they do have great personalities!

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Kelly Miller - 2009-05-14
I have one RES about 2 yrs old. His name is Hermie. He seems to like music. Does anyone else have a turtle that likes music...I took him to my preschool, and the kids just love singing time now because the turle will swim up to the glass and pop his head out like he is listening. They even seem to think he dances during this time. Even if he is not we enjoy watching him, and he has been a blessing to my classroom.

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Mike - 2009-05-13
My name is Mike form Port Jervis N.Y. I have 2 RES named Cash Money, and Dollar. Cash Money is about 3 and growing like crazy. Dollar is 1 1/2 and has a lump on the side of his hesd below the eye. I assume it's an ear abscess and the info I gathered from this awesome website says to treat it with betadine then follow with silvadine. I pray it works...it looks painful. Poor little Dollar. Thanx 4 the info animal-world!

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Bianca - 2009-05-04
In loving memory of MoMo the painted turtle,
RIP 5-04-09. I found her on a nature trail by my house and took her home to be my red-eared slipper's girlfriend. We buried her under the magnolia tree out front and will always miss my pretty little turtle MoMo.

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Jason - 2009-05-01
Owning an ornate in Wisconsin is not illegal, selling them is.

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R.C.M.Tiongson - 2009-04-26
Greetings!
Mine is an alligator snapping turtle named tokka! I acquired it a year ago with a length of 11 cm. Now tokka is more than 19 cm., last I checked. I don't know if it's male or female, but I'm hoping for a male though, for the size! It eats one 11-12 cm frozen fish a day, usually at night.
I'd be making a pond for it sometime this year cause the 20 gallon it is in now is starting to get too small for it. I'm hoping to get another one and maybe breed them in the future.

question: how long does it take for the alligator snapper to not eat anything to make one worry...

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