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by LenoreUsher
Fri Aug 13, 2004 1:33 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Do Box turtles like this food?
Replies: 3
Views: 692

Re: Do Box turtles like this food?

Look under the weird fuzz topic... I posted stuff there for you. Do NOT feed them cat food.
by LenoreUsher
Wed Aug 04, 2004 3:02 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: long move
Replies: 4
Views: 877

Re: long move

I would put them in different containers. Also, if you place them in something darkly colored it can help reduce stress. I\'ve traveled 3 days with 5 turtles before, they mostly slept in the dark containers. I just secured them in the same manner that good breeders do when they ship them. I placed t...
by LenoreUsher
Wed Aug 04, 2004 2:54 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: werid fuzz???
Replies: 10
Views: 2025

Re: werid fuzz???

Also, I have heard that ants hate the peelings from cucumbers. Maybe if you suround the outer part of the pen with cucumbers ants will not enter the enclosure. I know that this did work for a friend of mine, but it may just be a fluke or something. She had tried a lot of things so maybe something el...
by LenoreUsher
Wed Aug 04, 2004 2:49 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: werid fuzz???
Replies: 10
Views: 2025

Re: werid fuzz???

You really shouldn\'t feed box turtles cat food. That is definately not good for them. The Florida Box turtle is mainly carnivorous but try to feed some plants: you should try to feed it live foods. Eastern Box turtles should be fed 60% plants and fauna and 40% live invertabrates (i.e. insects such ...
by LenoreUsher
Sun Jul 25, 2004 1:09 am
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: ***HELP!!!***
Replies: 15
Views: 2613

Re: ***HELP!!!***

I missed the \"quarter\" size part. I have never heard of a RES staying that small. Pet Store people are some of the worse people to ask advice from, I can go on for hours about the awful things I\'ve heard some pet store employees say. Can you post a picture of her? Someone can probably i...
by LenoreUsher
Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:49 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: why???
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Re: why???

Turtle will become \"addicted\" to foods and refuse other things. You really have to be firm, a \"tough love\" type thing. Refuse to feed them some of the unhealthy food until they eat the better foods also. I had this same problem, and that is exactly what everyone told me to do...
by LenoreUsher
Tue Jul 20, 2004 6:32 am
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: dying baby tortoises!!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 799

Re: dying baby tortoises!!!!!

You have to be very carefull with soft shells (by the way I am unfamiliar with a soft shell tortoise as tortoises are land dwelling chelonians, is it a soft shell turtle) because they are extremely susceptable to shell rot and other problems caused by a poor habitat. You really need to identify the ...
by LenoreUsher
Sat Jul 17, 2004 7:52 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: Where can you find Acriflavine
Replies: 0
Views: 952

Where can you find Acriflavine

I\'ve heard that acriflavine is great to have around when you keep turtles. But I haven\'t been able to locate it anywhere. Does anyone know where to find it???
by LenoreUsher
Sat Jul 17, 2004 7:49 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: crawdaddys and minnows? help
Replies: 4
Views: 641

Re: crawdaddys and minnows? help

Just noticed my typo: I meant is not rather than the posted is.
by LenoreUsher
Fri Jul 16, 2004 12:31 am
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: crawdaddys and minnows? help
Replies: 4
Views: 641

Re: crawdaddys and minnows? help

Ask a veterinarian for formaline, that is what I have been told to treat all fish (even pet store fish) with before feeding your turtle. You will have to have a small tank to keep the minnows and crawdaddys in to treat them. Make sure that water is polluted in some way also.
by LenoreUsher
Fri Jul 16, 2004 12:27 am
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: RES and Yellow Belly not getting along
Replies: 5
Views: 1159

Re: RES and Yellow Belly not getting along

That only means that the yellow is more used to human contact. I have a side-neck that will hide when I approach the tank, but when the food is in there and I am \"not watching\" (or so he thinks) he rips things apart. I know that he was originally in a tank for 3 months at another locatio...
by LenoreUsher
Thu Jul 15, 2004 1:45 am
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: RES and Yellow Belly not getting along
Replies: 5
Views: 1159

Re: RES and Yellow Belly not getting along

oops! I apologize, I didn\'t see the same size comment. Turtles will also see weaker turtles as food.
by LenoreUsher
Thu Jul 15, 2004 1:42 am
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: RES and Yellow Belly not getting along
Replies: 5
Views: 1159

Re: RES and Yellow Belly not getting along

I have heard it is very common. I keep all species seperate as a general rule of thumb. But I would think a yellow and a res would be fine since they are both types of sliders. Are they different sizes? If they are different in size you should not re-introduce the yellow, cause the res (assuming the...
by LenoreUsher
Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:19 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: Does Anyone Have Snails In There Tank
Replies: 12
Views: 2025

Re: Does Anyone Have Snails In There Tank

Yes, they are excellent tank cleaners, they will eat algae and help clear turtle wastes. Great accessory to filtration systems. They are much better than the various types of algae eating fish, in my opinion.
by LenoreUsher
Sat Jul 10, 2004 11:19 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: ***HELP!!!***
Replies: 15
Views: 2613

Re: ***HELP!!!***

You are very welcome! Good luck with the diet.
by LenoreUsher
Fri Jul 09, 2004 9:28 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: New RES
Replies: 4
Views: 1206

Re: WKUstudent

You should also have a heat source above the basking area. I use the ceremic heat emmiters because they last longer than the bulbs.
by LenoreUsher
Thu Jul 08, 2004 11:23 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: Need help
Replies: 3
Views: 1081

Re: Re: Need help

Also, I am very sorry for your loss. I feel like a heel for not mentioning that.
by LenoreUsher
Thu Jul 08, 2004 11:22 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: Need help
Replies: 3
Views: 1081

Re: Need help

You should NEVER under any circumstances introduce new turtles into an established habitat until after they have been quarantined. Many turtles purchased from pet stores often have illnesses because many of the employees do not know how to properly care for them. It is highly likely that one of the ...
by LenoreUsher
Thu Jul 08, 2004 12:23 am
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: help on choosing my first turtles
Replies: 4
Views: 942

Re: help on choosing my first turtles

A twenty gallon long fish tank will not be adequate for more than one slider for very long. You will have to replace it eventually with just one slider in it, as that is the smallest recommeded size for one juvenile turtle (at least that is what all of the research I have looked at states). I would ...
by LenoreUsher
Thu Jul 08, 2004 12:18 am
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: ***HELP!!!***
Replies: 15
Views: 2613

Re: ***HELP!!!***

Actually, that is a really good idea because the natural sunlight will do wonders for her shell. I would set her down on a nice, grassy area, and let her walk at her leisure. Turtles don\'t tend to like to be \"played\" with but they do seem to like trips outside. They can graze on the gra...
by LenoreUsher
Wed Jul 07, 2004 1:03 am
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: ***HELP!!!***
Replies: 15
Views: 2613

Re: ***HELP!!!***

Here is the exact link for the tortoise trust site.

http://www.tortoisetrust.org/articles/aquaticdiet.htm
by LenoreUsher
Wed Jul 07, 2004 12:57 am
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: ***HELP!!!***
Replies: 15
Views: 2613

Re: Re: ***HELP!!!***

Ok, diet is difficult. I rehabilitated a turtle that was grossly overweight. Never feed a turtle more than she can eat in a few minutes, the amount varies from owner to owner, some argue 5 and some will say as much as 15 minutes. You will want to correct her diet in both quantity and quality. I woul...
by LenoreUsher
Tue Jul 06, 2004 3:19 am
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: ***HELP!!!***
Replies: 15
Views: 2613

Re: ***HELP!!!***

The easiest way to check and see if she is obese would be to see if she is capable of fitting all her apendages in her shell at one time. An obese turtle will pull appendages in her shell; however, other appendages have to come out to make room. In other words, if she pulls her head in and has to st...
by LenoreUsher
Tue Jul 06, 2004 12:38 am
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: Can RES eat other RES?
Replies: 2
Views: 699

Re: Can RES eat other RES?

It is true! I know someone who went against the advice of all around her and put a small Res in with an adult Res. The small Res was killed in less than 72 hours. Please never introduce a juvenile with and established adult!
by LenoreUsher
Tue Jul 06, 2004 12:32 am
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: ***HELP!!!***
Replies: 15
Views: 2613

Re: ***HELP!!!***

Turtles pull their heads and limbs into their shell when they feel that they are in danger. I would think that she is just very comfortable with her living conditions. My turtles rarely pull their limbs into their shell and they have all been seen by a veterinarian. If you are truly worried you can ...
by LenoreUsher
Tue Jul 06, 2004 12:22 am
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: Does Anyone Have Snails In There Tank
Replies: 12
Views: 2025

Re: Does Anyone Have Snails In There Tank

I\'ve spoke to veterinarians about this very thing. I have various species of turtles (in different tanks of course). A snail bought from a pet shop can reproduce amazing quickly, my father had several in a tropical fish tank and discovered over 200 snails in his tank later because of rapid reproduc...
by LenoreUsher
Sat Jun 26, 2004 1:02 am
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: European Pond Turtle Update
Replies: 1
Views: 344

European Pond Turtle Update

I was finally able to find a veterinarian that would see Airie, it required an hour and a half travel time (but she\'s worth it). She does not have any type of shell softening or active shell rot: although there was evidence of inactive shell rot that had responded to the betadine treatment and bett...
by LenoreUsher
Sun Jun 20, 2004 3:53 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: Help, Please!
Replies: 4
Views: 617

Re: Re: Help, Please!

I have done everything that has been suggested to me. I have been scrubbing him with betadine 3 times a day. His tank is a constant 82 degrees. I have recently been told that it could be because of the fact he is addicted to fish. I was told by a veterinarian that I should continue feeding him fish ...
by LenoreUsher
Sun Jun 20, 2004 1:42 am
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: Help, Please!
Replies: 4
Views: 617

Help, Please!

I own a European Pond Turtle. He was bought from a pet store that was keeping him rather poorly over a year ago. (I own several other breeds of turtles, all in different enclosures and all very healthy) When I first bought him, he performed an amazing escape routine. In the process of escaping he re...