Other Turtle Discussion :: Who has the oldest turtle?

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:04 am   Re: Who has the oldest turtle?

Mine are 10. They better stop growing soon! Sylvie is going through ANOTHER growth spurt and catching up with Raina.

Is that true? That they dont grow as much in smaller tanks? I heard it wasnt. So is it just genetics that determine size? I have also heard they dont "age"
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Post Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:40 pm   Re: Who has the oldest turtle?

Tank size shouldn't affect their growth.
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Post Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:05 pm   Re: Who has the oldest turtle?

Mine is five years o_o
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:03 pm   Re: Who has the oldest turtle?

pokey#1 wrote:My mother 86 years olds bought a dime store turtle for my brother when he was two years old. my brother is now 63 years old. That makes the turtle 61 years old. He is a red eared slider. :shock: :shock: :shock:

OMG! haha does that mean i'm going to have to put my 8 y.o. RES in my will? :P I got her when i was 18... the size of a 1/2 dollar from china town (It makes me laugh remembering how they told us they don't get any bigger).
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:10 pm   Re: Who has the oldest turtle?

pokey#1 wrote:My mother 86 years olds bought a dime store turtle for my brother when he was two years old. my brother is now 63 years old. That makes the turtle 61 years old. He is a red eared slider. :shock: :shock: :shock:



That is insane! I hope Sheldon lives that long! Right now I think he's about 4? 5? I didn't get him as a baby so it's hard to say for sure...
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Post Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:44 pm   Re: Who has the oldest turtle?

I have a 39 year old red eared slider. I thought she would be the oldest turtle but I saw that there were some way older. :mrgreen:
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Post Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:21 pm   Re: Who has the oldest turtle?

Wow 39 is up there, do you have a picture of her you could post?
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Post Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:04 pm   Re: Who has the oldest turtle?

Jeez, I thought my 16ish yr old Sylvia was up there....good to know they live so much longer than I thought! Wow!
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:41 pm   Re: Who has the oldest turtle?

mine is approx 1.5 years old. she is a little over 4" getting close to 5"!
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Post Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:24 pm   Re: Who has the oldest turtle?

Sorry all, I know this is a old thread but, I got to keep this going! Does anyone else have a slider or any aquatic turtles that are in the 20's or above? I know LT is 10 years old now (my first RES, she had a 10% chance of living when I got her!).
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Post Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:20 am   Re: Who has the oldest turtle?

I received an email recently and they believed their RES were over 100 :shock:
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Post Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:02 am   Re: Who has the oldest turtle?

Wow! That's is old! I will have to get a will for Toku and make sure my kids know the ways of turtle care. 100 years, that's so great to hear!
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Post Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:40 am   Re: Who has the oldest turtle?

Interesting thread!! Love it! My boy is 16, I'd say he's about 10 inches.
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Post Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:12 pm   Re: Who has the oldest turtle?

Mines bout 5
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Post Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:21 pm   Re: Who has the oldest turtle?

My male will be 24 in March.
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