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by VersteckterGeist
Sat Apr 01, 2006 2:01 pm
Forum: Turtle Picture Gallery
Topic: Geochelone Carbonaria
Replies: 8
Views: 9034

oh my gosh! the yawning picture is absolutely the cutest!

and you know what, tha'ts a really nice set up you have there! it looks HUGE! :)
by VersteckterGeist
Sat Apr 01, 2006 1:58 pm
Forum: Turtle Picture Gallery
Topic: Antar and Aisa Are back
Replies: 10
Views: 2992

theyre adorable!

the tank is really colorful and pretty too :)
by VersteckterGeist
Fri Jan 13, 2006 6:07 pm
Forum: What Type of Turtle/Tortoise do I have?
Topic: What is he he sure is UGLY!
Replies: 12
Views: 3974

LOL! it's not nice to call those turtles ugly.. i just hope ya'll didn't call them ugly to their faces... that might hurt their feelings.. =p

the matama (sp?) turtle kinda looks like it has a lazy smile =D though.. i don't think i'd be too happy waking up to see it next to me.. lol
by VersteckterGeist
Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:40 pm
Forum: What Type of Turtle/Tortoise do I have?
Topic: Turtle with shifting bottom shell...???
Replies: 5
Views: 3034

i'm going to go with stray and suggest that it could be a box turtle. their shells shift open and closed when they want to go inside.
by VersteckterGeist
Fri Dec 30, 2005 6:25 pm
Forum: Other Pets and Animals
Topic: I was bad
Replies: 17
Views: 2185

awww that's so sweet of you to take those poor animals under your wing!

i know the wal-mart here sells betas.. and in such horirble conditions. they put blue food dye in the fish water and sell them in tiny cups.. it's really sad.

but the blue food dye is too much!
by VersteckterGeist
Fri Dec 30, 2005 6:12 pm
Forum: Basic Turtle Care
Topic: WEIRD PEOPLE...should i tell him not too?
Replies: 14
Views: 2599

i hate things like that. :(

when i first got my turtles, my aunt told me to paint on their shells so i'd know which one was which. i was appaled.

that's like putting a sharpie (type of permanent marker) on your kids face so you know which one it is..

=/
by VersteckterGeist
Fri Dec 30, 2005 5:56 pm
Forum: Basic Turtle Care
Topic: Pleco's
Replies: 5
Views: 1246

plecos are okay to keep with turtles. they eat algae chips once a day. when you get a bigger set up, and bigger filters to process amonia, you'll notice the pleco will GROW. plecos can go to about 20 inches in a big enough environment. i know people usually see them at 6/7 inches max.. but that's b...
by VersteckterGeist
Tue Dec 27, 2005 8:02 pm
Forum: Turtle Behavior
Topic: Can you train your turtle to stop biting your finger?
Replies: 8
Views: 34541

lol i don't think that's possible.. my sis and i found a turtle alongside the road once. we took him in because a high way isn't any place for a turtle. well he was in the fenced in area of my backyard and found his way into the swimming pool (underground swimming pool.. easy to get in and out). i t...
by VersteckterGeist
Tue Dec 27, 2005 7:45 pm
Forum: Aquatic Turtles
Topic: Where can I get RESs?
Replies: 9
Views: 2595

okay. this question has a tricky answer.. i have 3 turtles, two were purchased online.. and the other was found in my swimming pool. i purchased my turtles from http://www.reptilecity.com, and they do have fair prices.. however, i don't particularly care for the way they shipped them. being a first...
by VersteckterGeist
Tue Dec 27, 2005 7:11 pm
Forum: Aquatic Turtles
Topic: my turtle has no eyes??
Replies: 9
Views: 5660

they have a site that actually sells turtles like that. they call it a 'morph'.. but i don't see why someone would deliberately (sp) breed an animal that couldnt' see.. i think it's a bit unfair. i'm really sorry about your turtles. but like ms. dixiee said, they definately need special attention. y...
by VersteckterGeist
Mon Dec 26, 2005 3:38 pm
Forum: Turtle Picture Gallery
Topic: SURVIVOR'S TANK AND SELF PORTRAIT
Replies: 6
Views: 2517

wow, that's a really pretty setup you have there!
by VersteckterGeist
Mon Dec 26, 2005 3:31 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: critter keeper nightmare
Replies: 26
Views: 3859

that's just so disgusting (the case with the mom not listening) to hear. i mean, what type of lesson is she teaching her kid by shoving small helpless animals in a plastic container.. when i was growing up, we had tons of animals. fish (BIG ones), lizards, newts, and even a small turtle. my mom took...
by VersteckterGeist
Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:25 pm
Forum: Aquatic Turtles
Topic: Hissing...Are They Mad at Me?
Replies: 11
Views: 3270

out of my three turtles, only one likes to hiss, the other likes to bite (well attempt to, since he's too small), and the last one likes to poop on people... :(

i guess it depends on the turtle's mood and their personality.
by VersteckterGeist
Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:22 pm
Forum: Aquatic Turtles
Topic: turtle rock irratating noise
Replies: 5
Views: 1549

mine do that too. they love to throw rocks against the tank sides every morning at 7am. at least i don't have to set my alarm clock to wake up in the morning =p i don't think there's anything you can do to make them stop, it's just in their nature. maybe take the tank out of your room (if it's in t...
by VersteckterGeist
Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:20 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Hey Strayking
Replies: 4
Views: 1093

take care stray, i wish you and your family the best.

don't forget extra water, food, and board up those windows!
by VersteckterGeist
Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:19 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: turtle dock owners
Replies: 33
Views: 8193

speaking of turtle docks.. i think zoomeds makes another product called a turtle log.. or something to that effect. it looks like a hallowed out log and it has three baby turtles swiming in and around it on the box. i never bought it yet, but i thought about it. my little ones never really got used...
by VersteckterGeist
Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:16 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: turtle dock owners
Replies: 33
Views: 8193

that's a really good idea. <b>i found a huge res the other day on the highway, and we have him in a big tupperware container (it's long and flat.. the ones that slide under the bed) anywho, he won't bask on the little platform we have. finky big guy.. i think i'm going to try your brick idea.</b> y...
by VersteckterGeist
Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:06 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: where to get a tank?
Replies: 5
Views: 1298

i need a bigger tank too..

my turds keep jumping off of the turtle deck into the wall.. :(
by VersteckterGeist
Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:05 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: go away rita!
Replies: 3
Views: 1106

go away rita!

i'm sorry i haven't been online a lot lately.. i'm sure a lot of you guys probably forgot me. i had a really really horrible summer.. then katrina came and made it a LOT worse.. and now hurricane rita is on her way here.. and where i live is under a voluntary evacuation.. but my dad is stubborn and...
by VersteckterGeist
Mon Jul 25, 2005 11:59 pm
Forum: Aquatic Turtles
Topic: i'm so sad :(
Replies: 6
Views: 1499

well mr. kane was released on friday. much to my surpise.. he wanted to be free more then anything lol. there are these brick walls (not really, but it's just knee high so little kids can't go in the swamp..).. and kane was resting on it. i put him there so he could take a look around. well, he pok...
by VersteckterGeist
Tue Jul 19, 2005 10:47 pm
Forum: Non - Animal Related Topics
Topic: Pics
Replies: 18
Views: 4147

that's a prety cool article about teh snails stray, after my turtles ate a few of my sister's snails.. i bought them their own aquarium.. lol. now they happily blub along.. and live with a pleco.. who was also a victim of the turtle tank... (we thought since it was bigger then the turtles they'd le...
by VersteckterGeist
Tue Jul 19, 2005 10:35 pm
Forum: Non - Animal Related Topics
Topic: check this out
Replies: 2
Views: 1320

wow.. the prices are excellent.. minus the albino res.. lol.

i bought turtles off of an internet site.. and they charged double that.. :( however, the only issue i had with the site, was the shipping methods.. so be careful of that.
by VersteckterGeist
Tue Jul 19, 2005 10:29 pm
Forum: Non - Animal Related Topics
Topic: date ideas
Replies: 13
Views: 3648

You know find some local look out or spot to go and walk around maybe lakes and parks can be very romantic. Movies, and even a theater event, or a nice dance i got lots of ideas. those are very nice places.. but unfortunately, we don't have lakes :( and the parks aren't open at night. i live in the...
by VersteckterGeist
Tue Jul 19, 2005 10:28 pm
Forum: Non - Animal Related Topics
Topic: date ideas
Replies: 13
Views: 3648

dixiee, no limits, no budget. i want the night to be just for him.

by VersteckterGeist
Mon Jul 18, 2005 10:45 pm
Forum: Non - Animal Related Topics
Topic: date ideas
Replies: 13
Views: 3648

date ideas

okay, i have to post this fast because my fiance is coming over.. and i don't want him to see what i'm doing.. heh. but in a week, i'm getting my debit card in the mail.. my first one ever, and i want to take him on a really nice date. i'm going to take him somewhere snazzy to eat.. but i don't kno...
by VersteckterGeist
Mon Jul 18, 2005 10:39 pm
Forum: Non - Animal Related Topics
Topic: Big News
Replies: 7
Views: 2013

awww! congradulations! i wish you two the best of luck :D
by VersteckterGeist
Mon Jul 18, 2005 10:36 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: YEA!! Finally they have their home!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1904

fur the turtles psychological well-being? .:: giggles ::. that's the first time i've ever seen that on a box before.. (i'm not laughing at you btw, i'm laughing that they actually printed that on a box lol) but your turtles are absolutely adorable!!!!!! awwww! do they get along well? i love the big...
by VersteckterGeist
Mon Jul 18, 2005 10:32 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Cop Shoots Turtle
Replies: 15
Views: 3187

OH MY STOMACH OH OH Sorry I am laughing so hard from this email I just got. Subject: hello and thank you Date: 7/17/2005 2:29:18 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time From: Ramone700 Reply To: To: KellTidwel I read your response and found it to be very interesting. First off there is no animal control in Pa, ...
by VersteckterGeist
Mon Jul 18, 2005 10:28 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Cop Shoots Turtle
Replies: 15
Views: 3187

that's disgusting.. what the heck was the turtle doing? holding up a bank?!?! i believe animals should have more rights.. i'm a criminal justice major, wanting to be a law enforcement agent.. and i'm extremely appauled by this! police are only supposed to shoot to kill if they have reasonable suspi...
by VersteckterGeist
Mon Jul 18, 2005 10:23 pm
Forum: Aquatic Turtles
Topic: Veggies and other foods?
Replies: 12
Views: 20302

lol that's so cute!

i hate it when baby turtles beg.. it's so hard to resist them! :( they look too cute..
by VersteckterGeist
Mon Jul 18, 2005 10:20 pm
Forum: Aquatic Turtles
Topic: i'm so sad :(
Replies: 6
Views: 1499

oh no, lol he's -definately- a male.. there's no mistaking that.. my little female turtle pox, has a crush on him even.. :D don't worry you guys, i'm going to take extreme care to make sure he's happy. i've only had him a couple weeks, maybe a month or two tops.. but he's like one of my babies, and...
by VersteckterGeist
Sun Jul 17, 2005 9:44 pm
Forum: Aquatic Turtles
Topic: i'm so sad :(
Replies: 6
Views: 1499

i'm so sad :(

you guys remember how i posted how happy i was, about finding a huge male RES on the highway? well my sis and i did the best we could for him, and even converted my bedroom floor into a pond for him.. lol. but for some reason, he's just not adjusting. :( i take him outside with me all the time.. wh...
by VersteckterGeist
Sun Jul 17, 2005 9:35 pm
Forum: Aquatic Turtles
Topic: Back from the beach
Replies: 2
Views: 896

wow.. your dad and straykingfisher sound really inventive! i wish i could come up wtih something like that. after my turtledock died.. my sis bought my little turds an acrylic turtle dock.. but that's only resulted in assassination attemps.. whenever the little baby res is on there, one of the coot...
by VersteckterGeist
Sun Jul 17, 2005 9:32 pm
Forum: Aquatic Turtles
Topic: Chubby RES babies?
Replies: 5
Views: 1611

that's so sad to hear that someone would actually do that to an animal.. much less babies.. :(

i congradulate you on taking them in though, and especially trying to set them off right :)

listen to ms. dixiee and mr. strayfish, they've got the best advice :)
by VersteckterGeist
Sun Jul 17, 2005 9:29 pm
Forum: Aquatic Turtles
Topic: can red ear sliders live outside of water?
Replies: 2
Views: 5158

maybe what you're looking for is a tortise and not a turtle..

tortise are land only types of turtle (?) well.. shelled reptile in any event.. and they don't need an aquatic set up.

they can be held too. all turtles/tortises can be held.. it's just if the critter will let you do it lol
by VersteckterGeist
Sun Jul 17, 2005 9:28 pm
Forum: Aquatic Turtles
Topic: RES babies bite and eat like PIGS!
Replies: 6
Views: 1434

two of my little turtles are so greedy, that they eat too fast and throw up afterwards. so long as the turtle looks active and not lethargic afterwards, i woulnd't be too worried. lol little turtles can sometimes get aggressive. one of my babies recently found out she can hiss.. and that's all she ...
by VersteckterGeist
Mon Jul 11, 2005 9:54 pm
Forum: Aquatic Turtles
Topic: Veggies and other foods?
Replies: 12
Views: 20302

are they tubifex worms? blood worms?

i know the store over here sells square chunks of things for fish, but it's a block of worms.
by VersteckterGeist
Mon Jul 11, 2005 9:51 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: ADDICTION
Replies: 5
Views: 1213

lol welcome to the board! yes.. turtles are addictive.. i found my little potato (dax) in my swimming pool.. then ordered one turtle.. got another one for free some kind of way (pox and rex) and then found kane on the side of the highway.. once you get one.. you can never get enough.. and it's alwa...
by VersteckterGeist
Mon Jul 11, 2005 9:49 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Help with large turtle
Replies: 6
Views: 1263

i have a really huge res right now.. and there's not a cheap tank i can find where it won't break on a stand or take up too much room.. i bought a pond basin from home depo and put a filter inside it with a water heater. it's the things you dig in the ground and put there.. yes.. i have a pond in t...
by VersteckterGeist
Mon Jul 11, 2005 9:46 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: COMPLETE IDIOTS GUIDE...........
Replies: 7
Views: 1647

i don't know.. i think the best advice on any species you can get is from someone with hands on experience.. i.e. a vet or zookeeper.. sometimes the market doesn't always put out products that are the best for pets.. for example, i bought three hermit crabs, and the guy sold me some stupid plastic ...