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Post Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:50 pm   Re: Frequently Asked Questions! (add them here)

How often does a turtle shed?

Is this shedding?

How do I clean my turtle's shell?

Why is the water cloudy?
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Post Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 1:38 pm   Re: Frequently Asked Questions! (add them here)

Why does my damn pleco poop so much?

Is it bad if my turt eats the plecos poop?

Whats a good name for my pleco?
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Post Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 2:12 pm   Krush won't bask

Krush :mrgreen: swims 24/7. He simply does not want to be out of the water. Is this normal and is it okay?
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Post Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:42 pm   Re:

steve wrote:
kstewart55 wrote:Can I put 4 nine inch turtles in a 5 gallon tank?

:shock:

lol what the hell
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Post Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:33 pm   Re: Frequently Asked Questions! (add them here)

I'm sorry, some of these were really funny. I can't even imagine how 4 nine inch turtles would even fit into a 20 gallon tank. I think they'd just smoosh each other in a 5 gallon. Is a 5 gallon even nine inches long? Turtle stack!

Is it true that all turtles have salmonella and will get me sick?
Can I let my two year old pet our turtle?
Will my turtle follow me around the house like a puppy?
WHY IS HE STAYING UNDERWATER AT NIGHT OMG DID HE DIE?!
Do dead turtles float or sink?
It's really cold in my tank. Is that bad?
I got this tiny turtle the size of a quarter. What should I feed it?
Can I feed my turtle part of my sandwich? (my kid helped with the list)
Is my cat going to try to eat my turtle?
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Post Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:14 pm   Re: Frequently Asked Questions! (add them here)

Heh, I forgot about this thread. Where to begin...
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Post Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:45 pm   Re: Frequently Asked Questions! (add them here)

If you need any help, I could compile the list and section them into categories or somethin'.
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Post Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:28 pm   Re: Frequently Asked Questions! (add them here)

Need to figure out how people search and look for information. Compared to most sites, I think we're pretty well organized.
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Post Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:07 pm   Re: Frequently Asked Questions! (add them here)

A bit spin-off of aponfortimmy's question.....

Can my turtle eat Cheese?
And my first turt Squirt did get a small piece before thanks to my wife... Weird thing, he begged for more of it! never did it again cause we dont know if its bad for them.

Can turts eat fish food?
How bad can a turtle bite be?
My Turtle eats alot of lettuce. Should I still feed him other foods?
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Post Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:20 pm   Re: Frequently Asked Questions! (add them here)

steve wrote:Need to figure out how people search and look for information. Compared to most sites, I think we're pretty well organized.



Best way to organize it is just the way you did the rest of the site.. Example: Food & Nutrition questions with Food & Nutrition section.. just start a sticky under the proper section isted as " generally asked ( ) questions". Have the Questions in one color and the answers in another. But the first thing to do is... Go through all the questions, categorize them, answer them, then post.. Start off with a few Microsoft word docs so you can go through them and answer them when you can. Save Doc when your done.. Copy & paste into topic when all are answered for that section. :) might be overthinking it, but a thought.

I can also help as well. Im sure with a bit of shuffling through the site I can find answers.
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Post Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:36 pm   Re: Frequently Asked Questions! (add them here)

<derail>
The Troops wrote:How bad can a turtle bite be?


I found the answer to this out the other day. Mine didn't break the skin but he sure readjusted his grip a few times and I was sure he'd tear a hunk of skin off.

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:47 am   Re: Frequently Asked Questions! (add them here)

apondfortimmy wrote:<derail>
The Troops wrote:How bad can a turtle bite be?


I found the answer to this out the other day. Mine didn't break the skin but he sure readjusted his grip a few times and I was sure he'd tear a hunk of skin off.

</derail>


:shock: I am always worried when I go to handle them, that Squirt (4"") is gonna snap me while Im not paying attention. I didnt handle him that much when he was a tiny guy so he is pretty jumpy and will snap at me, just never caught me yet... He did however get the handle of the toothbrush! That grippy rubbery stuff never knew what hit it! :lol:
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Post Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:31 pm   Re: Frequently Asked Questions! (add them here)

Halloween related: (asked by my little cousins)
-is it okay for the turtle to roam around in a cemetery?
-is it okay to feed the turtle pumpkin/squash?
-is it okay to let the turtle out at night?
-is it okay for the turtle to be near a candle?
-do turtles have a keen sense of smell?
-do turtles get scared?
-can they feel ghosts/spirits?

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:36 pm   Re: Frequently Asked Questions! (add them here)

Have I done something wrong if my turtle doesn't like people? He won't come out of his shell and swims away from people.

What can I do to make my turtle less unfriendly towards humans?
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Post Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:46 pm   Re: Frequently Asked Questions! (add them here)

how much of a concern is getting salmonella from a turtle?

if my province doesnt allow the sale of turtles, what should i do if my turtle lays eggs and they hatch?

how do i determine the exact age of my turtles?

what makes a turtle a good pet?

why did alberta ban the sale of turtles?

how do i convince my parents to let me keep my RES?

are the dandylions you find in your yard good for turtles?

how do i teach my RES tricks?

where should i buy turtle food if i cant find any in my province?
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