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Forum: New Member Intro Section   05-20-2016, 08:06 AM
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Posted By Warhawk
Great site

Just wanted to say hello and thank the people that set it up. I'm a big fish guy but I like reptiles a lot also. Looking forward to sharing info on turtles and learning from everyone here.

I will...
Forum: Sick Turtle   03-12-2016, 11:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,029
Posted By kedi
Live or dead mouse? I do not know if a mouse is...

Live or dead mouse?
I do not know if a mouse is okay for food. But it seems that turtle can eat a variety of foods. I only wonder about the harder parts of a mouse such as teeth.
Where and how did...
Forum: Sick Turtle   08-06-2015, 09:26 AM
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Posted By Laki
Hatchlings should be active and able to swim. And...

Hatchlings should be active and able to swim. And I think are meat eaters so you can offer her fish/chicken and see if she perks up. With what you have been describing it sounds like she really needs...
Forum: Feeding Turtles   04-26-2015, 08:32 AM
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Views: 3,499
Posted By SeaHorse
omg they are so tiny!!! Got job! Good habitat...

omg they are so tiny!!! Got job! Good habitat for them. Being active is awesome. It would be much worse if they were just laying on the rock not moving... so they are not fading away... they just...
Forum: Feeding Turtles   04-25-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,499
Posted By SeaHorse
No problem, hopefully we can help you both!! ...

No problem, hopefully we can help you both!!

First my apologies for taking so long to answer you Christy!!

Turtles do not have a movable tongue... so they have to eat IN water. Are either of...
Forum: Turtle Supplies and Equipment   04-23-2015, 12:15 PM
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Views: 1,431
Posted By SeaHorse
Awesome!! oh jump right in!! As long as...

Awesome!! oh jump right in!!

As long as your temp can be maintained no lower than 75 with that heater you should be ok.

Rocks are ok as long as there is a clear way all the way around them by...
Forum: Turtle Supplies and Equipment   04-23-2015, 11:03 AM
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Posted By BLUEMONSTER107
if you dont mind the money... the Eheim line of...

if you dont mind the money... the Eheim line of canisters are awesome!!! I have an Eheim 2071 and love it..... however... i too was building a turtle habitat and wanted something different to try.......
Forum: Turtle Supplies and Equipment   04-16-2015, 03:25 PM
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Views: 908
Posted By SeaHorse
Awesome!! I agree! Pics some day please?

Awesome!! I agree!

Pics some day please?
Forum: Feeding Turtles   01-28-2015, 01:26 PM
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Views: 2,517
Posted By Kyah94
No Separate, so he gets more UV and we plan on...

No Separate, so he gets more UV and we plan on upgrading to 30 gal during tax time. I hope he is male too so I can keep his name and because then he'll stay between 5-9" I plan on River rock when he...
Forum: Sick Turtle   11-27-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,599
Posted By SeaHorse
No... unfortunately I'm not experienced with...

No... unfortunately I'm not experienced with diseases or wounds. My suggestion is extra water changes... keep things pristine while you watch to see if it gets worse or heals up.
Forum: Sick Turtle   09-01-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,617
Posted By Myrtle35
Finally, A personal thanks to Seahorse. I...

Finally,

A personal thanks to Seahorse. I never did reply to you a few weeks ago and I appreciated your backstory on caring for aquatic life. I will likely be looking for your guidance once I...
Forum: Turtle Supplies and Equipment   08-05-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,156
Posted By SeaHorse
I agree... what is the temp of the water...

I agree... what is the temp of the water currently? and is there a turn dial on the top to increase the temperature. You will need to keep turning that dial up until the time comes when the lights...
Forum: Sick Turtle   07-28-2014, 06:04 PM
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Views: 1,617
Posted By SeaHorse
A timer is the best way to get her back on track....

A timer is the best way to get her back on track. Have the lights come on and off close to regular daylight hours but still enough time that you get to see her in the evening. So if you head to bed...
Forum: Sick Turtle   04-18-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,185
Posted By justatwinturbo
Just shedding, though Id consider changing the...

Just shedding, though Id consider changing the habitat asap. Replace the gravel wish sand, or larger stones that won't fit in its mouth. What are the water temps? That could explain the basking, is...
Forum: Sick Turtle   04-03-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,981
Posted By Lyrical
I have nine turtles - 6 box turtles hibernating...

I have nine turtles - 6 box turtles hibernating outside, 2 approximately 3" babies inside and a young Russian tortoise inside.

I have always fed mine spring mix; the greener the better when it...
Forum: Sick Turtle   03-30-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,981
Posted By Agent13
Kale and spinach aren't good when trying to...

Kale and spinach aren't good when trying to absorb calcium . Mustard greens, collard greens, dandelion greens and turnip greens are all nutritious and don't block calcium absorption .


Sent...
Forum: Sick Turtle   03-27-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,981
Posted By justatwinturbo
your turtle has Metabolic bone disease. It is not...

your turtle has Metabolic bone disease. It is not as bad as some I've seen, and although the problems cannot be reversed, you can stop the shell from getting worse. I see you have a cuttlebone, so...
Forum: Sick Turtle   03-14-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,290
Posted By justatwinturbo
it's just mineral deposits, that will go away...

it's just mineral deposits, that will go away once he sheds.
Forum: Sick Turtle   01-14-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 978
Posted By justatwinturbo
You guessed right with shedding. Looks like 2...

You guessed right with shedding. Looks like 2 happy healthy stinkpots to me
Forum: Turtle Supplies and Equipment   12-30-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,032
Posted By justatwinturbo
The entire point is, there IS a risk. If it...

The entire point is, there IS a risk. If it happens just once in the history of this hobby, that's enough to bring awareness to the very serious risk it can pose. It may not have ever happened to...
Forum: Turtle Supplies and Equipment   12-29-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,032
Posted By jaysee
I don't know anything about turtles, but this is...

I don't know anything about turtles, but this is the exact same discussion that takes place with fish - eating substrate. there are people concerned about gravel, others concerned about sand, and...
Forum: Turtle Supplies and Equipment   12-29-2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,032
Posted By Chesh
Gravel vs Sand

This discussion popped up on another thread, and I felt it would best be continued here, where it isn't off topic and derailing the question of the original poster.

When people express different...
Forum: Turtle Supplies and Equipment   12-28-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,032
Posted By sandybottom
rickstark, being a new member,you may want to...

rickstark, being a new member,you may want to review the posting rules on this forum. highly inappropriate.
Forum: Sick Turtle   12-15-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,354
Posted By SeaHorse
Because a lot of movement can happen (wiggly...

Because a lot of movement can happen (wiggly turtle head) and it is in a delicate spot, if it were me I think I would try something safer like an emery board or nail file. Their beaks are made up of...
Forum: Sick Turtle   12-14-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,354
Posted By badxgillen
The "beak" will continue to grow bur if you fee...

The "beak" will continue to grow bur if you fee it it hindering his quality of life you can either take him to the vet or utilize a dremel and a grinding head to smooth it out yourself,this can be a...
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