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Evelyn M. Oats Whitehurst - 2012-10-11
I have a painted tutle and was thinking about setting it free. It's not happy in his tank any more he's alway trying to get out. I have done everything from getting him a bigger tank, to putting fish in with him. Which he ate. I know where there is a pond that has other tutle amd fish in it. They feed the fish and turtle. I just want to know if he would be able to make it. After all I have had him for 3 years and I don't want anything to happen to him, but I feel he would be happier with other turtles. Anyone know anything about this. And I live in Florida so I know he wont be cold, which it a big thing with turtles.

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  • Evelyn M. Oats Whitehurst - 2012-10-11
    Yes, he just wants out and I'm feeling bad about him being in a cage.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-10-11
    Maybe donate him?  Some one with a backyard pond?
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-10-11
    Turtles will usually do ok.  If you have been feeding it live fish it will have a better chance.  Does your tank have deep areas and decor to keep your turtle interested?
  • Clarice Brough - 2012-10-12
    Let me suggest a couple of ideas to find him a new home. Try running a classified ad offering it free to a good home. There's almost always people who would adopt. You can also talk to your local pet store, they may take him and find him a home, or have ideas of how to find a new owner.
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sara - 2010-08-31
Why do turtles lay eggs?

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  • veela - 2012-01-24
    Can you imagine if they gave live birth? Those spikey, serrated shells would probably tear the bejeebers out of the mother! Ouchies!!
  • brittney - 2012-12-04
    Well if they gave live birth they would die cuse the shells are so soft and they would get squished.
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I wuv turtles - 2012-12-01
Can anyone help me my African side neck hasn't eaten in about 3 weeks, his nose is red, and he's not swimming..... I've had him for 3 years and he has never done this before CAN ANYONE HELP??? :(

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-12-01
    Can't know for sure but possibly a respiratory infection.  You might want to take to vet and get some antibiotics.
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Liz - 2012-11-13
I just recently acquired 2 asn turtles and I am pretty sure one is female and the other is male. At what age do they start breeding? I would like to keep them in the same tank but I don't want them to breed? Is there anything I can do to keep them from breeding when they become adults or will I need to put them in seperate tanks when they get older?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-11-13
    Depending on diet and environmet sexual maturity can vary.  It will range between 3 anf 5 years.  Breeding isn't guaranteed if kept together.  The only sure way to prevent this is to seperate them.
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Claudia - 2012-11-05
I have two adult turtles, my sister brought me 2 more babies turtle.. my question is can I put them together?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-11-06
    yes. but be sure to monitor them to make sure they get along.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-11-06
    Make sure the tank and filters are big enough for both.
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Todd - 2011-08-17
I love my asn she really healthy but I want to know if it is a good idea to feed her plants like up above. Has any one tried to and does the turtle like it. Also if so which plant would be best for the turtle? Thank you!

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  • jasmine hopkins - 2011-09-05
    Hi I am jasmie hopkins and I have an asn also, and I've also went through the same thing and I finally found out that the plants to give it is either carrot shavings or lettuice! I hope it works it works for me! :)
  • Jen - 2012-09-16
    Yes, these two breeds of turtles can be in the same environment.
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Ed - 2010-09-20
We have a little baby painted, about the size of a half dollar. His/her shell is still quite soft, how long before it hardens? It is quite active and is quite the eater. Just wanted to know if this was normal.
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  • Turtle girl - 2012-11-01
    As long as your turtle stays active and eats a regular amount of food it will develope it hard shell rather fast
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Kaylee - 2012-05-01
Yes! This is a very good Site. I agree. I am using this for a website to do a little research for school(:

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Tina - 2012-08-05
We just purchased a 3 year old box turtle. I believe she is a 3 toed turtle (Arkansas) The couple I purchased her from did not know the species. She is trying to hibernate and keeps trying to hide in and under the dirt. I am learning to care for her via the intranet. She is eating pellets that came with her and occasionally I put fruit or lettuce. Anyone with suggestions please let me know. I was wondering if I use tap water is that dangerous for her health?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-05
    Just scroll up in this Animal World article for the various foods for your fella.  If the tap water is OK for you, should be fine for the turtle.  If it is city water - it is already tested.  If it is well water, you can have it tested if you wish. 
  • Julie - 2012-10-05
    It is important for three toed box turtles to also have worms or crickets. Red worms or grubs work fine. You can even buy worms at most Walmarts in the fishing dept. They also love strawberry's, watermelon & leafy greens. Fruits should be in moderation. They also like a humidity & should be provided a wading pool . Good luck!
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Gary Soucyspcc - 2008-07-07
I literally owned and observed these beautiful turtles throughout my boyhood in the late 50s and 60s. Living in Wolcott Connecticut my folks built a home a few hundred yards from several brooks, miles of swamps, and several ponds that housed reptiles and amphibians. It was not uncommon on any given summer day that we would encounter water, milk, grass, hognose, copperhead, black racer, ring, garter, and rattlesnakes. We had turtles everywhere including Bog, Spotted, Wood, Painted, Box, Snapping, and Musk Turtles. It was like living in Paradise for a kid who loved the magic of the outdoors that was virtually untouched by civilization and so called progress! The Spotted turtle was my hands down favorite; both gifted with a friendly disposition and a color scheme only God could have created. These turtles were truly cornerstones of a great childhood I was lucky enough to have grown up in. I feel today that the earth is losing ground and I pray for the future of our tired planet.

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