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Painted Turtles can can handle a wide variety of conditions and will become quite tame, making them wonderful pets!
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Hello, I am from Orange county, New York.
While out on a days outing, driveing down a back road, we came across a road that divided a bog. We were so distraught at the amount of painters that had been run over by cars. We did find one that was trying to cross the road. Thinking it would get hit we brought it home with us and name her lucky. Which we believe she was! as no way would she have made it to the other sde, or back again for that matter. There had to be at least 2 dozen turtles there that didn't make it! Lucky now has a place in our home with all the comfort's of a turtles paradise, she deserve's it after such an ordeal! WHAT AN AWESOME TURTLE SHE IS!
We are planning on putting a sign up "!WARNING TURTLE CROSSING!PASS WITH CARE!!" CJ.
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martha e. -
I was move to tears for the others turtles that didn't make it, but "lucky" was very lucky to find you, we "people" are the only ones who could care and take care of every animal species, well, also for the human species, we need to take care of each other and also for everybody around us, so I humbly ask everybody, please watch out when you drive around places where there's animal life, please slow down a little, and enjoy the wonderful view of the different animal species that thrive in our little and only planet!
Where was this bog? I live in orange county new york also and just found a baby painted I kept. I'm looking for another and that sounds like A GOOD place to rescue one.
I live in Orange County, NY. Yesterday a turtle emerged from my pond, walked across the grass (abt 30 yards). There she dug a "nest" and extended it with an underground "tunnel." After that she laid five eggs. She pushed each egg into the tunnel and some dirt after it. Then she covered the nest and went back to the pond and swam away. I'm wondering if you have any info re the turtles, their breading or otherwise. I've put up some protection for the nest. Any idea when the eggs will hatch? I'd like to make sure the babies get safely back to the pond. Thanks.
Help! My Eastern painted turtle, Pearl, managed to get out of the pond and has not returned. The weather here is in the mid 90's. My yard is enclosed and she could not leave this area. She has been awol for one week. What are the chances that she is alive and will return?
Thanks for the info my girl friend and I were walking my dog and came across a baby paint my dog almost stepped right on it, but of course after my girl friend seen it we had to care for it.... we named it crush.
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 -
That sounds like the mating ritual! Do some research on them!
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.
Hi waz up?
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.
my boyfriend, his little brothers and i have recently caught seven baby western painted turtles..this helped us out alot but we are wondering how we tell them apart?
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If you are wanting to know the sex? Males have claws on their front feet and their tales are longer and thicker than the female's.
I just bought a small painted turtle and named him (or her) charlie. I put him on the floor in a little playpen, and charlie sure tried his hardest to escape, he went to every nook and crany trying to find a way out! It was so funny to watch because he had an opening to get out of, but charlie would not go to the opening, and when we put him by it, he would go right back over to the corner to try!!
Turtles are so cool!
My little painted turtle needed new living arrangements so we decided to get him a 45 gallon corner aquarium, it came with a compaion. Thinking this was a great idea we got our little Bobby a new aquarium and a roommate. Unfortunately the red-eared slider turtle ate our little turtle. Now we are looking for a home for this red-eared slider turtle. R.I.P. Bobby the Ninja Turtle....11/10/09
I am thinking of getting a painted turtle. Your info REALLY helped me. Thanx!