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Do i have a RES?? :O

PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 3:50 pm
by Grifter420
Hey all, heres the scoop... i would not go into getting a turtle that i didnt know what it was, but had no choice this time :cry: my friend had this turtle before me and was forced to get rid of it, he was planning to release it but I started asking him questions like is this turtle from our area (NE ohio) and would he be ok... the following list of "i dunno" reponses made me uneasy and so i took the lil guy home. I looked over net and found this sight which caught my eye cause he has two reddish orange spots behind his eyes so taking a shot at confirming. He is about 2.5 inches long was living in a lil 10 gal tank which i replaced with a 30 gal. So tell me what ya think :) thanks

PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 4:03 pm
by marisa

Since he was a pet, it's good you didn't release him. Now start reading up on his care. And if you have questions, just post. :)

PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 4:16 pm
by Grifter420
Yay :D yeah i read all the sticky posts here and think i got his care down, has heater, filter, sunbathing dock and a lot of reptomin food. I plan on making his tank bit nicer when i get chance to go buy more stuff any suggestions on good things to get him would be great :) mind you though im on a students budget and went through $150 of that today so cheap but good would rock hehe. Thanks again :)

PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 4:32 pm
by TrooperRES
yep its a res. that was great of you to take him/her in cuz releasing into a pond could be potentially dangerous to him/her and to the native inhabitants of the pond/lake.
me being on a student budget too.. lol u guys pretty much everything u need, im amazed that u got it so fast too lol (assuming u had none of this before). make sure u got a bulb that emits UVB (like fluorescent bulbs), and an incandescent bulb that emits UVA (should also heat the basking spot).
make u can decorate the bottom w/ large pebbles or rocks u find around the house. some ppl use plastic plants too but they'll have to be strong and big enough so the res doesnt eat em.
neways, good job! nice looking res too.


PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 5:06 pm
by RESowner102
can someone please tell me how to post photos??

PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 5:08 pm
by Grifter420
I just opened a yahoo acct for free and started a photo album then linked the album page in post here :) hope that helps somewhat.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 5:14 pm
by GouzlanTheAmerican
i am shure your turt is very happy to be in a nice big tank. if you want to save some money just look under the "online links and deals" in this forum. there are lots of things that can be found for alot cheaper there than at a local pet store.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 2:43 pm
by lydia_lady_fla
very pretty and lucky res. had to take a fast look caz hurricane dennis is knocking on my back door, looks like you could add a lot more water these guys love to swim. keep up the good job and good luck. gotta run be back in a week or so if the homesteads still here lol

PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 11:42 pm
by pkneeyahx
yeah.. you got a res man..

you should get that gravel out of the tank though.