What about introductions?

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shineeenzyday

Mon Jul 17, 2006 1:37 pm

How could I introduce a baby softshell to a (I think) adult RES? :?:
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Mon Jul 17, 2006 2:51 pm

not trying to sound rude but plz don't do it. softshells are very fragile and adult RES's are very aggressive. + it's not easy at all to keep a softshell cz they need special habitats and sand while RES's don't go with sand..

read the caresheets if u want to know more about softshells but plz consider everything b4 getting one

http://www.austinsturtlepage.com/Care/c ... tshell.htm
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Mon Jul 17, 2006 2:54 pm

she's right. but i think you should check if its really a RES. i mean your not sure right??
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Mon Jul 17, 2006 3:09 pm

Yes, if you want your young softshell to be a rather expensive meal for your RES, put them in the same tank. If not get a seperate tank and think about getting another species of turtle instead of the softy. They get big and nasty, much like a snapper. They also need special care requirements different from other aquatic turtles, such as a pan of sand that is near the surface of the water so they can hide in the sand and breathe at the same time.
shineeenzyday

Mon Jul 17, 2006 4:52 pm

:cry: :( I love softshells :? :!:
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Mon Jul 17, 2006 5:47 pm

well if you like softshell then u can have one if your adavnce or an expert breeder.it is very hard to keep them and softshell turtle do get big.a adult female spiny softshell turtle are 18 inches and male are half of the size.if your spiney soft shell is an baby never put them with adult turtles.i better to be in seprate then mixing them together.
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Tue Jul 18, 2006 7:46 am

killah wrote::cry: :( I love softshells :? :!:
it's ok, maybe one day u'll have the room and experience to keep one. take good care of ur RES now so u'll be able to handle a softshell later :) btw, i love sea turtles!! :wink:
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Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:42 am

softys are awsome very common in my parts
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Tue Jul 18, 2006 7:56 pm

i love soft shell turtle but they get to big and i may not want to have one until i get my oun house and a huge back yard then i may want one plus i need to be an expert too to have one by then.
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