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Post Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:53 pm   Taking my turtle outside

So I wanted to take Tut outdoors to get some real nice sunlight before the end of summer. But I wasn't sure, do we have to put him in a tank outside, or can we just let him roam around and follow him. The backyard is fenced in well, and the grass is cut so we could find him well. Just didn't know, also there is no pesticides used on the grass, only water.
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:27 pm   Re: Taking my turtle outside

Either in water or not, i would not leave it unattended unless the yard or the kiddie pool are totally escape proof.
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:49 pm   Re: Taking my turtle outside

Okay thanks so much. He seemed to enjoy it chilling out there in the sun. Only problem we had was grass getting all caught up in his legs. But were going to get him used to it.
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 10:49 pm   Re: Taking my turtle outside

I think letting him roam around for a little while is better then keeping him in a kiddy pool. But follow him around cause a few minutes not looking you can easily lose him.
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Post Posted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:42 pm   Re: Taking my turtle outside

Alright. Is there a certain temperature it has to be outside in order to take him out? I don't want him to get too cold out there. Thanks guy, your really helpful!
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:56 pm   Re: Taking my turtle outside

As long as there is no cold breeze he will be fine with 80 and up.
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Post Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:15 pm   Re: Taking my turtle outside

I'll take my RES out with temps as low as 70F only if there are no cool breezes and it's sunny.
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Post Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:10 am   Re: Taking my turtle outside

The only time it gets 70F here is fall time which is usually no sun and really windy... I hate Texas haha
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