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Chelsea - 2012-12-20
My red eared slider turtle only likes eating goldfish but the money is short so to save money can I feed her live bearing fish? Because I won't have to go by fish because the fish will have babies so what do you think will it help me save money?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-12-20
    Sure can.  Raising your own is actually better as you will know that they come from quality water!
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joshua - 2012-12-17
I have a turtle. shes 2 years old. I found her in a canal in Carlsbad, New Mexico. I don't know what to feed her. I've had her for 3 years. I feed her pallets. shes growing so big. I've tried to put all kinds of different fish's with her in a tank. But she eats them all!. I don't know what to do. or what to feed her. or how many times do i feed her. If someone can help me that would be great.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-12-17
    Live fish are great for them and it gives her some exercise.  The turtle sticks are good because they give the turtle the vitamins they are missing in captivities.  Adding some vegetables is a great idea too.  I would cut a few feeders in the tank a week and use the turtle sticks once or twice a day.  The turtle will give you the signs when hungry.
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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
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