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by Kivey03
Thu May 06, 2004 3:13 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: RES sunning outside
Replies: 1
Views: 462

RES sunning outside

I\'ve read about alot of you putting your RES\'s outside during warm weather. Last winter severybody was telling me to keep there water temp. constant. Will it hurt my RES\'s to put them in the sun where the water is going to get warmer than the constant 78 degrees I keep there tank water at? I set ...
by Kivey03
Thu May 06, 2004 3:11 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: RES sunning outside
Replies: 1
Views: 357

RES sunning outside

I\'ve read about alot of you putting your RES\'s outside during warm weather. Last winter severybody was telling me to keep there water temp. constant. Will it hurt my RES\'s to put them in the sun where the water is going to get warmer than the constant 78 degrees I keep there tank water at? I set ...
by Kivey03
Sun May 02, 2004 2:16 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: liquid UVB
Replies: 1
Views: 389

liquid UVB

Are turtles diurnal reptiles? I bought some T-Rex solar drops liquid UVB pure vitamin D3 delivery yesterday because I am worried my RES\'s aren\'t getting enough UVB is this the right suppliment? Says it\'s for \"diurnal reptiles\". Can\'t find any referance to what reptiles that includes....
by Kivey03
Fri Apr 30, 2004 11:25 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: PARISITES SWIMMING IN WATER!
Replies: 4
Views: 621

PARISITES SWIMMING IN WATER!

I just got the biggest scare when I was watching my turtles swim. I saw what I thought was alot of shedded skin throughtout the water. When I looked closer I noticed it was little tiny swimming white parisites or worms! So little that I had to watch them closely for a minute or so to make sure I was...
by Kivey03
Thu Apr 15, 2004 6:30 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: RES died
Replies: 1
Views: 318

RES died

I don\'t know if any of you remember me but I posted alot of messages about a month and half ago about my RES. I got him and another one in september and in november he started gasping for breath stopped moving and growing. I called all the vets in my area and nobaody treated RES\'s anyway he died y...
by Kivey03
Wed Mar 24, 2004 8:02 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: Is my RES shedding?
Replies: 4
Views: 650

Re: Is my RES shedding?

Thanks for the info. I guess he\'ll be going on a diet cause I\'ve been feeding him way to much. He will eat the pellets right from your fingers and everybody gets a kick out of that but it\'s going to stop now! at least until feeding time. It will be hard to ingore his begs but hopefully he\'ll get...
by Kivey03
Wed Mar 24, 2004 6:17 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: Is my RES shedding?
Replies: 4
Views: 650

Is my RES shedding?

Do RES\'s shed? I have one that has a white but thin translucent substance around his head and neck. I\'ve tried to wipe it off but he just bites at the Q-tip. He\'s healthy otherwise. And it does look like shedding skin and I read some of the other post that were similar and the answer was shedding...
by Kivey03
Sun Mar 07, 2004 11:48 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: going away for week? can i leave food?
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Re: going away for week? can i leave food?

I have only had my turtles for 7 months so I don\'t know everything but I do travel alot and I asked a pet store owner and she suggested romaine lettece. Why Romaine? I do not know. Chopped up in small bits and if it\'s big enough to eat live fish you can add some of those too. She said that turtles...
by Kivey03
Sat Mar 06, 2004 1:50 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: Amount of food
Replies: 1
Views: 275

Amount of food

One of my turtles is growing so Fast! I think he\'s getting bigger by the day! Am I feeding him too much? I feed him about 1/2 teas. Zoo Med\'s hatchling aquatic turtle food and Wardley\'s reptile sticks (about the size of rabbit food) I feed him about 6 of them and he swallows them whole! - or trie...
by Kivey03
Sat Mar 06, 2004 1:49 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: Amount of food
Replies: 0
Views: 319

Amount of food

One of my turtles is growing so Fast! I think he\'s getting bigger by the day! Am I feeding him too much? I feed him about 1/2 teas. Zoo Med\'s hatchling aquatic turtle food and Wardley\'s reptile sticks (about the size of rabbit food) I feed him about 6 of them and he swallows them whole! - or trie...
by Kivey03
Tue Mar 02, 2004 10:49 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Post pictures?
Replies: 3
Views: 697

Re: Post pictures?

Thanks!
by Kivey03
Sat Feb 28, 2004 11:51 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Post pictures?
Replies: 3
Views: 697

Post pictures?

how do I post my RES pictures? I\'ve looked everywhere. I\'m probably overlooking something. Thanks, Kelly
by Kivey03
Fri Feb 27, 2004 11:15 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: sick RES-gasping
Replies: 5
Views: 1187

Re: sick RES-gasping

I\'ve got a new UVA bulb but I couldn\'t find a UVB light in any of the pet stores in my area so I ordered one on-line. He seems to already be doing better with the UVA light warming the rock I\'ve noticed he\'s been moving alot more and eating more too. That just doesn\'t explain why the other RES ...
by Kivey03
Fri Feb 27, 2004 1:40 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: UVA or UVB?
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Re: UVA or UVB?

other symtoms are gasping for breath and just not growing. He\'s been this way for 2 months and the other turtle seems totally uneffected. They do have a basking area where they can get out of the water. The strange thing is the larger turtle thats not ill hardly ever basks. I\'ve had them for 6 mon...
by Kivey03
Thu Feb 26, 2004 11:34 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: UVA or UVB?
Replies: 3
Views: 659

UVA or UVB?

I have called many vets in my Area about my Sick RES and nobody treats them! I also went to a few pet stores and it\'s not against the law to sell or own RES in our State as long as they are over 1 inch in length. Anything smaller is used for \"scientific and educational purposes only\". ?...
by Kivey03
Wed Feb 25, 2004 7:17 pm
Forum: Turtle/Tortoise Breeding
Topic: Determining sex of RES
Replies: 2
Views: 919

Determining sex of RES

RES male or female? How can you determine a RES sex? Thanks, Kelly
by Kivey03
Tue Feb 24, 2004 9:36 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: sick RES-gasping
Replies: 5
Views: 1187

Re: sick RES-gasping

Thanks for all the advice. My state is SC and the law is that you can only have RES\'s for educational purposes only. You can own them if the are a certain size but I know mine are not that size. I need to call the vet tomorrow just to ask what the law is specifically about owning them and getting t...
by Kivey03
Tue Feb 24, 2004 8:08 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: sick RES-gasping
Replies: 5
Views: 1187

sick RES-gasping

I have a sick RES that sits one the rock all day gasping for air. He\'s been this way for about 2 months. I can\'t take him to the vet because RES\'s are illigal in my state. I have 2 and the well one has outgrown the sick one. 10 gallon tank, 80 degree temp, particially clean tank once a week and c...