Other Turtle Discussion :: Frequently Asked Questions! (add them here)

Non-care related topics here.

Post Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:45 am   Frequently Asked Questions! (add them here)

I'm compiling a FAQ list for easier access to earlier, well discussed topics.

You don't need to post links, but post the questions you see most often.

Thanks for your cooperation! You can also email them to me redearslider@gmail.com

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:15 am   

how long should i leave the lights on

how much should i feed my turtle

what kind of aquatic plants can i use
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:18 am   

what kind of substrate can i use

how high should the water level be

what is this white flakey stuff on my turtles shell
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:03 pm   

Can I put 4 nine inch turtles in a 5 gallon tank?

Do I actually need UVB?

How often to feed live prey?

ReptoGuard/turtle blocks?

What temperature should the water/basking area be?
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:11 pm   

Is my turtle a RES?

My RES doesn't have red ears?

Can I take my turtle out of his tank?

Can I mix different species?
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:42 pm   

I just setup a new tank and the water's cloudy. What am I doing wrong?

How fast should my turtle be growing?

Should I let my turtle out of the tank to crawl around on the floor?

How do I clean the tank?

Is my turtle a boy or a girl?

When do females start laying eggs?
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:24 pm   

how old is my turlte
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:26 pm   

how do i get my turtle to start eating vegetables?

What brand of (add turtle product here) should i use?
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:38 pm   

where should i buy a turtle
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:29 pm   

kstewart55 wrote:Can I put 4 nine inch turtles in a 5 gallon tank?

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:22 pm   

This hasn't really been a question, but it seems that it's something that has to be said to almost every new comer: "don't use gravel"

Why are my turtles fluttering/acting aggressively?

What does turtle poop look like?

How much and what can I feed my turtle? Consequences of not doing so.

Is this pyramiding? Why does it happen?

Tank size.

Temperatures for water and basking area.

Just a recommendation, but it might be a good thing to start compiling a list of turtle injuries/health issues that are commonly seen on the site and how to fix them.
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:28 pm   

Umm
Haha

Alot of the injuries and ilnesses are on the main site
People just dont look
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:15 am   

Untsmurf, I'm cautious about listing that type of medical advice because there are really limited options in what we can do and I don't want people to use this place as a site for home treatments. Too many try to avoid the vet and if their parent's won't let them go to one, then they really shouldn't be caring for these animals to begin with. Well, the parents never should have bought them to begin with.

I know there are a few people who do not have access to herp vets, but there are still options. I do include links to other sites that do offer treatment advice but other than that I think it's enough.
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:17 am   

Oh okie dokie. I didn't know about that. Sounds great! :D
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:31 pm   

can i put my new baby RES with my 15years old RES? :roll:

what if i put my RES in a small container, that way he/she wont get big, right? :P

can my dog/cat be friends with my new RES?
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