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Re: Wintering in a metal trough?

It's risky because you're trying to do something natural in an unnatural setting. Other keepers have lost their turtles during hibernation. It's risky to do in captivity. It works out well if you have a pond in a place that doesn't get TOO cold. You just let nature do its magic. Bringing them inside...
by Linus
Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:33 pm
 
Forum: Habitat - Outdoor
Topic: Wintering in a metal trough?
Replies: 22
Views: 25322

Re: What is coming out of his butt...?

It's his penis.
by Linus
Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:14 am
 
Forum: General Care Discussion
Topic: What is coming out of his butt...?
Replies: 5
Views: 4315

Re: Wintering in a metal trough?

I've never heard of someone hibernating their turtles indoor. Might be a little risky.

No she doesn't burrow into it.

Picture of the cage: http://i.imgur.com/x9u7RsN.jpg
by Linus
Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:10 pm
 
Forum: Habitat - Outdoor
Topic: Wintering in a metal trough?
Replies: 22
Views: 25322

Re: Wintering in a metal trough?

I have been hibernating my adult female RES for at least 7 years now. I live in Los Angeles. It gets a little colder in Chico, which might be a problem. Our pond is preformed and is in the ground. The ground helps keep the water at a moderate temperature. A metal trough is going to be absorbing a lo...
by Linus
Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:17 am
 
Forum: Habitat - Outdoor
Topic: Wintering in a metal trough?
Replies: 22
Views: 25322

Re: Aggie the Belize Slider loves summer!

Only feeding him shrimp will disfigure him.

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by Linus
Thu Sep 11, 2014 3:47 am
 
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: Aggie the Belize Slider loves summer!
Replies: 12
Views: 10565

Re: Is my turtle pyramiding?

Still can't quite tell species. It's most likely a YBS. Very nice shell!
by Linus
Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:23 pm
 
Forum: Urgent Care
Topic: Is my turtle pyramiding?
Replies: 8
Views: 6329

Re: Considering A New Turtle?

I think what they are is very important. If you call a vet saying you have a sick amphibian, they'll tell you sorry and good luck. If you tell someone you have a sick reptile, they may be able to assist you. Anyways, I suggest waiting a bit before getting another turtle. Babies are such a different ...
by Linus
Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:22 pm
 
Forum: Other Turtle Discussion
Topic: Considering A New Turtle?
Replies: 12
Views: 7150

Re: What type of turtles/fish for this tank?

Fish become food.

Mbuana Cichlids like really hard water. Most turtles won't like it.
by Linus
Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:08 pm
 
Forum: Other Turtle Discussion
Topic: What type of turtles/fish for this tank?
Replies: 10
Views: 8518

Re: What type of turtles/fish for this tank?

Female maps get about the size of RES and would outgrow this tank.

If you bought a male (just 1!) it would be fine. The tank would be a good size for musk turtles though.
by Linus
Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:18 pm
 
Forum: Other Turtle Discussion
Topic: What type of turtles/fish for this tank?
Replies: 10
Views: 8518

Re: Considering A New Turtle?

Not to be snarky, but if you think turtles and tortoises are amphibians, you're not ready for another one.
by Linus
Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:14 pm
 
Forum: Other Turtle Discussion
Topic: Considering A New Turtle?
Replies: 12
Views: 7150

Re: Is my turtle pyramiding?

Do you have more pictures? It kind of looks like a Cumberland Slider more than a YBS. Also, the spreading of the scutes is the first sign of overfeeding, which leads to pyramiding. What are you feeding it? How much? How often? At this size, all the need is a few pellets a day. They'll keep begging f...
by Linus
Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:11 pm
 
Forum: Urgent Care
Topic: Is my turtle pyramiding?
Replies: 8
Views: 6329

Re: Aggie the Belize Slider loves summer!

Yea that's a Nicaraguan Slider, not a Belize Slider. They need a heat lamp and UVB light everyday or they will die. Water needs to be kept warm as they are tropical. Around 75. Stop feeding mealworms, switch to turtle sticks. They get a lot bigger than Belize Sliders. Use this (as they have the same...
by Linus
Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:05 pm
 
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: Aggie the Belize Slider loves summer!
Replies: 12
Views: 10565

Re: Aggie the Belize Slider loves summer!

The2ladybug, are you sure yours is a Belize Slider, not a Red Eared Slider? And the colors usually dull with age.
by Linus
Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:07 pm
 
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: Aggie the Belize Slider loves summer!
Replies: 12
Views: 10565

Re: Greetings from a California newbie

What part of Cali?
by Linus
Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:23 pm
 
Forum: Hi! Introduce yourselves here.
Topic: Greetings from a California newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 6240

Re: Smiling Thomas :)

Looks good! Def. a male RES.
by Linus
Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:19 am
 
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: Smiling Thomas :)
Replies: 7
Views: 6134
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