Box Turtle and Tortoise Discussion :: RES and Indonesian Boxie in the same pond?

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Post Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 7:03 pm   RES and Indonesian Boxie in the same pond?

I know there are thought on this one way or the other. I just got a Indo boxie and it is in a seperate aquarium but can I honestly try to see if they will get along in the pond?
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Post Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 8:07 pm   

Aren't indonesian box turtles land animals??
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Post Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 8:09 pm   

untsmurf wrote:Aren't indonesian box turtles land animals??


That is where I am conflicted. Semi aquatic is what I read. She was in a 10 gallon with water and a rock to bask on. Now she is in a 30 gallon with coconut bark for substrate and a huge water dish that covers her about halfway.
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Post Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 8:41 pm   

Homer, check your IMs
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Post Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 12:42 pm   

Now she has lots of water to play in and I used a kitchen rack with non skid lining and a smaller rack for a ramp (also non skid) for basking. Took all the coconut bark out and put about 8-10 gallons of water in so she can swim and play. She can swim under the basking area to hide or whatever she wants. Also added a 2-10 gallon heater for the water. Now Im debating on whether to use any substrate at all. I have these really cool jade green glass rocks I'm thinking of putting in there just for looks and fun. The humidity has jumped from 60 to 85 and temp seems to be holding about 80 and that is without using the zoo med heater pad thing.
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