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

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:02 pm   

Is my RES slider a boy or a girl

What should I feed my RES

Eating its own poop
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Post Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 2:02 pm   

How about a list of common tank infestors/invaders with pictures? we get lots of questions about worms or snails, or other things in the tank, and we could have a list of traits and pics to help people ID them. We could also include algaes and bacteria that tend to cause visible problems. Yeah it's the microbiology dork speaking, but really! We do get lots of those questions.
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Post Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:07 pm   

Good idea
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Post Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:22 am   

Can I put my 4in female RES in a tank with a larg male RES?

Can I put sucker fish in my tank with RESs?

How come my RESs wont eat feeder fish?
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:21 pm   

is it possible to interact with your turtle?

was it raised in a factory or caught in the wild?

what do i name it?

does it like music?

can i leave it out the tank for a long time?

will it eat anything it sees?
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Post Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:54 am   

what does the slider in red ear slider mean?

my guess is that it has something to do with the under part of their shell? for some reason thats what hits me.

is it possible to tame turtles with treat rewards?
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Post Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:51 am   

Can I pet it?

Do I wash my hands after I touch it?

Why are the baby's green and adults darker colored?

Can I feed it ham and frogs?

Why does my turtle pee on me?

I forgot if the site already answered these questions, but oh well :P
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Post Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:04 pm   

How tight should the bulb be fixed to the lamp? (That day the shop person said it shouldn't be tight so I don't know)

How many feeders should a turtle eat per week and for what ages?
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:18 pm   

My question - Where are the answers to the questions in this thread?

Seriously, I clicked FAQ above and it's all about how to register and post on message boards... I went to the main site, and I can find the care topics, but no FAQ.

There are questions in this thread that I need answers to. LOL

Raphulk wrote:what does the slider in red ear slider mean?

my guess is that it has something to do with the under part of their shell? for some reason thats what hits me.


I've been assuming they are called slider because any time anybody walks by one, they slide off their basking log and into the water. But that's just my silly guess.
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:20 pm   

No, you're on target. That's a pretty common explanation as to why they're called sliders.
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Post Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:41 pm   

Is this an okay set up?

Is my turtle pooping normally?

How often do I feed vegetables/fruit?

How often do I feed protein?

Does protein cause pyramiding?

Do my turtles grow to fit the size of their tank?

Is it normal when my turtle puffs their throat/expands their throat?
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Post Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:58 pm   

What kind of fish can I keep together with my turtle?
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Post Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:30 pm   

If there was a big variation in questioning on the subject I just put the top 2 down on the same line. :)

-How fast should my RES be growing?

-Why isn't my RES eating/ eating properly?

-What substrate is best for an RES/ is sand ok?

-What is considered appropriate lighting/what's the proper ratio of UVA to UVB?

-Is my RES a boy or girl?

-Why is my RES digging so much? (male and female)

-Why is the water cloudy even though I just cleaned it?

-Can RES be let out of their aquariums?

-What is the approximate age of a RES when it's officially an adult?

-Why is Salmonela a problem with RES?
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Post Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:48 pm   

Oh and they're called "Sliders" because they're known for quickly pushing off and sliding into the water when basking if something startles them... In the wild, anyway. They don't go on land to bask. In Louisiana you always see them sitting on Cypress "knees" (Cypress tree roots that come up out of the water). I guess they're just strategic like that.
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:32 pm   Re: Frequently Asked Questions! (add them here)

What type/how much of filtration should I aim for?
Is there such a thing as "too much filtration"?

Do turtles need other turtle friends?

How long does an average pet turtle live if properly taken care of?

Does my turtle really need a large tank/10gallons per inch of SCL?
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