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Post Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:37 am   Re: New tank !

Nice! What is the tank size?
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Post Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:02 am   Re: New tank !

PokePony , don't see that little cartoon cloud in back middle by the one with her head up high ? You're going to be my new mommy !
Kind of looks like Shellby ?
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Post Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:20 am   Re: New tank !

Kingbird, it's a 45 or 55 gallon, I forgot :lol:

litefoot, how can you knooow ahahah !
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Post Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:37 am   Re: New tank !

Haha ! Over my years my turtles gave me turtle talking lessons!!!

Seriously now , I learned to watch a turtles expressions ! As with humans that is a large part of communications. When one observes well you can tell when someone is lying from those macro expressions . There's a proven link between emotions and expressions and to me can be said true with turtles to. It helps when one can offer a lot of time to there pets I watch TV with Piggley , read to him ... also just fun one on one time playing. Yes turtles can play. Always watching his every expression ! Ever wonder why some pet owners have such a great connection with there pets especially dogs, it take patient's on our part.
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:27 am   Re: New tank !

Took them out for a little walk. My grass is really dry yes. I just realised how much they've grown, they are like a year old and already look like adults. People love the green hatchlings but I still think they look beautiful and cute with the darker colours.
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Also I have a little question. I'm not super worried so I'm not gonna make a new thread. I know they are ready to shed now but it looks a bit weird idk. Is this normal for a shed or is this something else ?
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EDIT: Also I meant to show this weeks ago but always forgot. I did add a cool bg to the tank so it looks better (IMO). I printed a big bg on several piece of papers at home and then just stick them together :lol:
https://scontent.fmru3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/ ... e=5A07D12F
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:34 am   Re: New tank !

BG looks good to me ! As long as you and your turtles like it that's all that counts.

Now that shed : This is my opinion. Keratin layer is sometimes thinner in places . The way turtles bump around may of hit it , rubbed it , crack it but looks minor . Like a sun burn on your skin sometimes it comes off in sheets and other times in a million pieces. I do see a very little fungus around it but to me should be ok , will come off in shed. Just observe very well that it does not get worst then needing treatment. Keep a clean tank , good basking temps and all should be good. It would not hurt to wash it ( OTC surgical scrub ) and make sure it stays clean so a bacteria and or a fungus does not take control. Do not try to help the keratin layer off could damage new under shell. Let nature do it's thing. Keep area clean and should be good. May take that area a little longer to shed than other areas but will shed.

You have good looking turtles !
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:59 am   Re: New tank !

Thank you litefoot :)
I take them out more often in summer because it's hard to keep the water cold, so they bask less. I think I'll do a little scrub and a bigger water change just in case this weekend ! I haven't seen anything on Shellby (it is Shelldon's shell on the picture) but I will scrub both of them because I am extra.

Thank you for the kind words, they appreciate it ! :mrgreen: :msgreen:
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