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by Sparkels580
Thu Jul 15, 2004 7:08 pm
Forum: Turtle Indoor Setups
Topic: Kiddie pools for the biggin's!
Replies: 3
Views: 1393

Re: Kiddie pools for the biggin\'s!

Hi, it was awsome to read your message. I am so into my turtles and I wish I could give them a bigger home then they have, they are both still in tanks right now. I hope someday when I get a house to have a setup in the backyard for them. I wanted to ask how you got into working with exotic animals,...
by Sparkels580
Thu Jul 15, 2004 6:56 pm
Forum: Turtle Indoor Setups
Topic: Setup for a Box Turtle
Replies: 2
Views: 956

Setup for a Box Turtle

I plan on getting a box turtle this weekend, I\'m going to the Westchester reptile expo. And I have been looking around and I know I cant use a tank but the only other thing I see is this mesh like cage, I think it might work but I\'m not sure. I cant house this turtle ouside cause I\'m at collge th...
by Sparkels580
Mon Jun 14, 2004 10:48 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: Not growing
Replies: 1
Views: 580

Not growing

My turtle is not growing. I have a little babie that I have had for about 2 years and he isnt growing. I have him in a 20 gallon with a light and more then enough food. He wont grow and I am staring to be a bit worried.Anyone have any thoughts?
by Sparkels580
Mon Jun 14, 2004 10:48 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: Not growing
Replies: 0
Views: 830

Not growing

My turtle is not growing. I have a little babie that I have had for about 2 years and he isnt growing. I have him in a 20 gallon with a light and more then enough food. He wont grow and I am staring to be a bit worried.Anyone have any thoughts?
by Sparkels580
Tue May 06, 2003 5:12 pm
Forum: Turtle/Tortoise Breeding
Topic: Is it physiclly possible?
Replies: 4
Views: 969

Is it physiclly possible?

OK I a, still comming to terms with the fact that my turtles are doing the mating dance so bare with me. I feel that they are too young but you know what they say, at one point you just have to let them go and hope you raised them right. I think they should wait but you know how they are at this age...
by Sparkels580
Tue May 06, 2003 4:28 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: What are my turtles doing? mating dance?
Replies: 1
Views: 541

What are my turtles doing? mating dance?

OK I am watching my turtles and I dont really know what they are doing, they both have their arms extended and their hands are doing this fluttering thing. Is this a mating dance bc one is way bigger then the other so i dont think its physclly possible or are they fighting? I\'m ganna sepreate them ...
by Sparkels580
Thu May 01, 2003 10:00 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Green Water
Replies: 7
Views: 1843

Green Water

I clean change the water in my tank every two weeks and i completly clean the tank once a month but no matter what I do the water always turns green with in a week of cleaning. Does anybody know what I can do to keep the water cleaner longer?
by Sparkels580
Wed Sep 18, 2002 7:09 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: new basking area
Replies: 2
Views: 659

new basking area

Alright. Last week I got a new over the side filter for my 20Gl tank. two under water filters where not doing the job. In order for the filter to work i had to increase the amount of water and replace the island i had because the supports were to low. I got the turtles and new basking island but i h...
by Sparkels580
Wed Sep 18, 2002 6:56 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: Help!!!! Turtle trouble!
Replies: 2
Views: 1039

Re: Help!!!! Turtle trouble!

you want somthing called \"vita shell\" Its a cream treatment for shell and skin problems. If anything it will help until you can get the turtle to the vet.
by Sparkels580
Wed Sep 18, 2002 6:54 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: Turtle Clean?
Replies: 17
Views: 3511

Re: Turtle Clean?

I dont think turtle clean will harm the fish. But dont worry if the turtel clean dosnt the turtles will.
by Sparkels580
Wed Sep 18, 2002 6:51 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: baby red ear slider\'s health
Replies: 5
Views: 2018

Re: baby red ear slider\'s health

Question: DO you have a heat lamp. If you dont and your house is air condtioned them maby he is trying to hibernate. Also trying giving him feeder fish, really tiny ones. Baby turtles are more carnivoris then older ones. just toss 2/3 fish in there and see if they \"go missing\" after a fe...
by Sparkels580
Wed Sep 18, 2002 6:42 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Box Turtle - Tiny Cute Little Thing
Replies: 1
Views: 843

Re: Box Turtle - Tiny Cute Little Thing

First find out what kind of turtle it is. This site should help you with that. Then buy the book \"Turtles and Tortoises for Dummies\" Its the best book it will tell you everything you need to know about your turtle and how to house him. Good luck
by Sparkels580
Wed Sep 18, 2002 6:36 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: turtles illegal in NJ
Replies: 3
Views: 1331

Re: turtles illegal in NJ

I live in NYC and i am currently houseing 4 RES all of wich were bought down in China town. You can buy then for $5 down there. But be carful, I was lucky because mine are alive and well but my friend bought one and put it in with her two and they got sick and died. Turtles are exspensive animals so...
by Sparkels580
Mon Jun 10, 2002 8:41 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: fluttering feet
Replies: 7
Views: 1561

Re: fluttering feet

My turtle Does that while he\'s looking at me! Thats not normal.
by Sparkels580
Mon Jun 10, 2002 8:25 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: Shell Issues Please Help!
Replies: 1
Views: 735

Shell Issues Please Help!

My Baby RES is having shell issues. His shell had a chip in it by his tail and what looks like a little hole that dosnt go all the way through on his side. I have been treating it with Betadine. He is all alone in so I know he didnt get bit by another turtle. He also has some discolored spots. I\'m ...
by Sparkels580
Mon Jun 10, 2002 8:18 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: Itchy shell?
Replies: 5
Views: 1484

Re: Itchy shell?

The Shells Shed! I didnt know that! how oftan?
by Sparkels580
Mon Jun 10, 2002 8:09 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: please help!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1355

Re: please help!!!!

When i was a new owner I got this book called The Dummies guid to turtles and Its really helpful it talkes about everything so I would get that if i was you. Good luck.
by Sparkels580
Wed May 01, 2002 5:24 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: A friend for Peatree
Replies: 0
Views: 556

A friend for Peatree

I have my one baby Turtle and 3 goldfish (wich i think he will eat when his mouth is big enough) but I read that sliders like to bask in groups and lay on each other. Should i get him a friend. And if so should I adopet a turtle or go pick up another one down in china town? If anyone as any thoughts...
by Sparkels580
Wed May 01, 2002 5:11 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: Do turts eat other turts?
Replies: 3
Views: 953

Re: Do turts eat other turts?

OK, first off baby girl is right. Second off youidiot is the idiot (wich would explain the name) And third, Boogie how rude is it to laugh at that when she is the only person who replyed to your post? That just isnt cool. P.S. You idiot, I am emailing the site to try and have you kicked off cause I ...
by Sparkels580
Tue Apr 30, 2002 4:16 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: one more question...
Replies: 0
Views: 526

one more question...

Is it normal for turtles to puff the throats out when they surface? Mine does that somtimes and he dosnt seen to be haveing trouble breathing. So i just wanna know if it is normal.
by Sparkels580
Tue Apr 30, 2002 4:10 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: Flaky skin
Replies: 1
Views: 753

Flaky skin

My baby turtle has what looks like flaky skin and I dont know if its normal. He has it on his chin all down his neck and there seems to be a big clump of it right where his neck meets his shell. He has it on his back legs too. He dosnt have it on his front legs at all from what i can tell. Is he sic...
by Sparkels580
Sun Apr 21, 2002 6:13 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: Eating to much??
Replies: 1
Views: 599

Eating to much??

After eating for a while my baby turtle sometimes throws up some of his food. Does that mean he is sick or is he just eating to much to fast?
by Sparkels580
Thu Apr 18, 2002 9:33 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: My babie Turtle
Replies: 2
Views: 1077

Re: My babie Turtle

Thank you. I feel alot better knowing that sheding is normal. The tank has a bubbler so water is moving but not filtering. I just bought a filter on ebay. The tank is by the window so i would think it is getting enought light. Thanks for replying.
by Sparkels580
Tue Apr 16, 2002 10:11 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: My babie Turtle
Replies: 2
Views: 1077

My babie Turtle

OK so I bought this baby turtle (peetree) in China town, i know its illeagel but it was so cold and he looked so unhappy so I have him now. he is living in a I think its a 10 gallon tank and he has 2 plastic plants and a fake log that he chills on, he loves the log. i also bought 3 fish (frank,Bob a...