Other Turtle Discussion :: Buying a dbt

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:16 pm   Re: Buying a dbt

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:19 pm   Re: Buying a dbt

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:55 pm   Re: Buying a dbt

They are tiny. How many and what kind did you buy? Mine ate the next morning. Hope yours will too.
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Post Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:59 pm   Re: Buying a dbt

How did I miss those Picts? Stupid phone. They look bigger than mine did. Congrats. My concentric is I trip!!
1 Male Mississippi Map/Mississippi
1 Female RES/Slidy.
1 DBT White Concentric Female/ Lucky
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Post Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:14 pm   Re: Buying a dbt

2 speckled northern. They're about 18 weeks according to Dave. One kindda nibbled on some food but mostly they're just resting.
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Post Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:26 pm   Re: Buying a dbt

They like to sleep. Once again congrats on your new kids!!!
1 Male Mississippi Map/Mississippi
1 Female RES/Slidy.
1 DBT White Concentric Female/ Lucky
1 DBT Male/ Spots
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Post Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:36 pm   Re: Buying a dbt

Thank you. One's eating a little bit as we speak the other just woke up.
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Post Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:41 am   Re: Buying a dbt

It will be interesting to see how fast they grow compared to mine. Mine were the same size when I got them but that's no longer true.

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1 Female RES/Slidy.
1 DBT White Concentric Female/ Lucky
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Post Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:16 am   Re: Buying a dbt

See I think I could have a similar situation. One terrapin (pics 3&4) has eaten twice since they got here and the other one (pics 1&2) hasn't had a single bite. I think he had a rougher time in the mail. He was flipped over on his back when I opened the package so there's no telling how long he was like that. He's obviously alive and starting to perk up (he didn't open his eyes much til just a minute ago) but I can tell the other is far more advanced. He's explored much of the tank, he's already a pretty fantastic swimmer, and moves WAY faster on land. The bigger one is Lucky?
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Post Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:29 am   Re: Buying a dbt

Yes the bigger one lucky is all over the tank chasing fish. The small one (spots) sleeps a lot but eats like a little pig.
1 Male Mississippi Map/Mississippi
1 Female RES/Slidy.
1 DBT White Concentric Female/ Lucky
1 DBT Male/ Spots
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Post Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:02 am   Re: Buying a dbt

I named the active one Phil and the sleepy one Ripple. They're really fun. Haven't had a hatchling in so long. I want to get a concentric eventually. I can foresee a stock tank in my future
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Post Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:37 am   Re: Buying a dbt

Sounds like you like turtles as muck as I do!!
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1 Female RES/Slidy.
1 DBT White Concentric Female/ Lucky
1 DBT Male/ Spots
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Post Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:19 pm   Re: Buying a dbt

Pretty much
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Post Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:01 pm   Re: Buying a dbt

Ripple still hasn't eaten. He's more active today, seemed somewhat interested in the cuttle bone but he ignores pellets, krill, and shrimp. I even tried soaking the pellets in tuna water to no avail. Any suggestions? I've pretty much avoided trying feeder fish yet because I don't want to introduce a possibly sick fish to a weak turtle. I'm not too worried, he used the bathroom today, so at least he was digesting something. Phil is a pig though. Very active little turtle. Loves to bask, loves to swim and so far pretty fearless.
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Post Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:55 pm   Re: Buying a dbt

For some reason people have been having problems with hatchlings eating? You could try some fresh fish. I mean the kind you would buy at the supermarket.
1 Male Mississippi Map/Mississippi
1 Female RES/Slidy.
1 DBT White Concentric Female/ Lucky
1 DBT Male/ Spots
(Housed in the same tank)

300 gallon indoor stock tank, FX6 & FX5 filters. Mega-Ray 100w UVB bulb.
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