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Post Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:39 pm   Moogie is all grown up

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Moogie is about 7 years old now. Many thanks to Turtle Talk members and moderators.
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:54 am   Re: Moogie is all grown up

He's looking good, very nice job! Does he have any melanism yet?
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:52 pm   Re: Moogie is all grown up

Yes there is some. Here's a picture of his shell.


See that small dark pit at the front center top of his shell? Also the ridges and pyramiding -- I'm wondering if that's okay?
I'd be happy to hear any comments and suggestions about this.


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He eats red leaf lettuce in the morning, and then later in the day some dry food, such as
Repto treat
Dried red shrimp (Zoo Med)
Tubifex worms (omega one)
Repto treat suprema
Tetra fish snacks (dried anchovies)

As a special treat one live cricket every few months.

Also, now that he's older he enjoys more fruits and vegetables, like -
red leaf and romaine lettuce
sliced red grapes (favorite)
carrot slivers
and (can you believe it) fresh guava slices.

I don't have a UVB bulb, however Moogie gets some direct afternoon sunlight for a few months in the summer when the window near his basking area is open.

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 11:44 pm   Re: Moogie is all grown up

If the pit has healed it should be fine. Most likely it was one of his original scutes that did not shed fast enough and became infected. The ridges are not pyramiding... but it's probably related to his growth rates.

The whiteness on the shell might be a bacterial infection. If it's the kind I'm thinking of, it should be gone after the next shed.
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Post Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:53 pm   Re: Moogie is all grown up

Thank you Steve, I'm very happy to hear this.

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:37 am   Re: Moogie is all grown up

No problem! Are you using a strainer on those filter hoses?
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:31 pm   Re: Moogie is all grown up

Yes there IS one on the intake hose. I was alerted a while back from a post on this forum about curious turtles getting their heads stuck.

The number of turtles and their owners that have benefitted from this forum can never be underestimated!!! Thank you Steve!
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:17 pm   Re: Moogie is all grown up

Lovely turtle. Might I ask why you don't have a uvb light?
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:51 pm   Re: Moogie is all grown up

His current basking bulb is a Zoo Med Repti Tuff Splashproof Halogen Lamp. Zoo Med says it generates UVA but not UVB.
Also in summer he gets direct sunlight from time to time from an open window.

The tank gets lots of natural light. I haven't found a UVB bulb that works with my set-up.
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:44 pm   Re: Moogie is all grown up

He looks fine. I was just wondering.
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:42 pm   Re: Moogie is all grown up

Do you like the Zoo Med bulb? How long does it last before it burns out?
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Post Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 4:55 pm   Re: Moogie is all grown up

Yes, so far the Zoo Med bulb is my favorite. I can't remember when I bought it, and its on over 8 hours a day, so I'd say it last a long time. And it's splash-proof.
The first time I lit it Moogie immediately climbed up to bask, so I'd say he likes it too. I'll buy it again.
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Post Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:57 am   Re: Moogie is all grown up

Thanks for the feedback. I've suggested it to members before, though I have not any reports about it.
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