Other Turtle Discussion :: I don't think I can do this anymore

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:44 pm   I don't think I can do this anymore

I'm seriously overwhelmed with caring for my turtle (not to mention the rest of my life). I can not afford to upgrade the tank and filter right now, and she is way too big for the 55 gallon. The sunsun filter still does not start easily, so anytime I clean it, it takes me a good thirty minutes or more to get it going. There is no basking platform that works for a big turtle unless it's custom made, which again, I can't afford and don't have room for. I know my only option is to rehome her, but I can't find anyone to take her, and I've searched for rescues with no luck.

I know I've said all this before, and I just keep struggling on with everything because I don't know what else to do.
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Post Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:46 pm   Re: I don't think I can do this anymore

were are you located? i will take her or him if its close enough
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Post Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:20 pm   Re: I don't think I can do this anymore

Are you offering the entire setup? That might help rehoming her to a school or something.
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Post Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:12 pm   Re: I don't think I can do this anymore

We're in Missouri. Yes, I'd offer all of it.
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Post Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:01 am   Re: I don't think I can do this anymore

If you fill it before you start priming, it should only take a few pumps to fill the hose and plug it in, boom running sunsun.
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Post Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:42 am   Re: I don't think I can do this anymore

Have you asked family or friends? Offering a complete setup and care advice can get you pretty far.
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Post Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:42 am   Re: I don't think I can do this anymore

Yes. No takers.
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Post Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:45 pm   Re: I don't think I can do this anymore

Ate they legal in your area? If so a state fish and game dept might be worth a shot. You could also check zoo's.
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