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steffy & chad - 2007-04-22
My boyfriend and I got a very good deal on a softshell and tank set up. we named him "flapjack" and gave him some native live fresh water plants. he seems to lean more towards the pellet food rather than the school of guppies he shares his tank with. we are very happy with our snap judgment on taking the little guy. our dog loves to watch him swim around.

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Theresa - 2007-04-10
I have one western box turtle as well as 6 adult easterns, 4 cross breeds western/eastern that I hatched as well as 2 russian tortoises. I find that the western is very sensitive to the climate on the east coast. He hibernates all winter with the other turtles. This is the first year that I did not have to bring him to the vet for a vitamin A shot. He is now in his 6th year. I have had him since he is a hatchling. To say that a western box turtle will not bite is not correct. I'm not sure if its because he relates fingers to food or he is defending himself
but he will lunge at any fingers or toes in his general area. You have to be careful when feeding him because even though he is small still his bite is painful. I can foresee him breaking the skin maybe this year! I find that the western and the crossbreeds will eat more fruit and veggies than the easterns which seem to eat mostly a carnivorus diet with few fruit and veggies. The most favorite food for all the box turtles is garden snails. They really love them and they eat the shells too which I would guess is a great source of calcium for them. Box turtles are great pets if you can keep them outdoors at least in the summer. They become anorexic if they are not happy with their surroundings

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Charlene Tjoe Fang Min - 2007-03-13
My turtle is very cute and active. I really think you should keep it as a pet!

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Roger - 2007-03-13
i've got a slider which is named suki. i got him a white calcium turtle(its not alive) and he always tries to mate! :-]

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Saki Osakura - 2007-03-06
hi! i have a pet Matamata at home, and all i ever feed it is frozen fish. i find it so cool!

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ThE cAt - 2007-02-25
I have an ornate wood turtle named Shebella Chewpull, or Sheba. the best advice I can give is to keep your turtle friend in a central location where they will easily be noticed, as they cannot draw attention to themselves. Sheba loves superworms and yours probably will too

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Syazwana - 2007-01-23
I have 2 sliders named Candy and gorgeous. cute pets, quite agressive when their foods is given.

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Jackie - 2007-01-06
My juvenile slider is very entertaining & I absolutely adore him. I also enjoy all the work I do to take care of him. These turtles make wonderful pets if you can commit to caring for and feeding them properly. They are so darn cute when they're little, but PLEASE refrain from getting one as an impulse purchase.

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Deeanne Castor - 2006-12-06
I have had my red eared slider for 10 years. she is awesome, her name is myrtle the turtle. i plan on getting another turtle for her so she can have a friend. Deeanne Castor

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Erik - 2006-11-02
I have recently aquired a 10 inch specimen named Bob by his previous owners. He is doing quite well in a 240 gallon aquarium. Tank mates include two three inch angels and two two inch Boesmani rainbow fish. I've had no problems with Bob harrassing any of his tank mates....so far. He did, however, trash the few live plants I had.

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