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by sxbunny
Fri Nov 11, 2005 12:27 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Fish eating
Replies: 17
Views: 2986

Baby not eating either

Saw this post and thought I could ask about Buster.. He USED to be a GREAT eater.. now he spends most of his time basking.. he doesnt even eat worms anymore, which he USED to down like it was candy. Also, he just watches the pellets go by instead of chomping on them. I did see him however digging ar...
by sxbunny
Thu Sep 01, 2005 12:54 pm
Forum: Basic Turtle Care
Topic: Shell peeling
Replies: 12
Views: 1960

Superstar had the same problem and I freaked... but.. yup, it's just shedding with growth. It eventually stops. I guess they are kind of like kids.. go through growth spurts and NOTHING fits!!
by sxbunny
Mon Aug 22, 2005 12:14 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: turtle dock owners
Replies: 33
Views: 7673

i was going to try getting 2 docks to somewhat seperate them in the tank... would give them each somewhere to chill.. right now they are still seperated because the little jerk keeps going after her.. :D I have two turtles that are VERY different in size. One is about the size of a silver dollar, a...
by sxbunny
Sat Jul 16, 2005 10:08 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: YEA!! Finally they have their home!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1798

STRAYKINGFISHER wrote:Very nice, :D, where is the UV light?
The lamp we have for both sides "Provides beneficial UVA rays which promotes breeding, feeding and are beneficial to your reptile's psychological well-being." And also heat.. Do I still need another lamp?
by sxbunny
Sat Jul 16, 2005 10:04 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: YEA!! Finally they have their home!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1798

dixieee wrote:i hope we could see them together :)
Here ya go! They settled next to each other this morning!!
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by sxbunny
Fri Jul 15, 2005 10:50 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: YEA!! Finally they have their home!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1798

YEA!! Finally they have their home!!

Ok so for a long time now i have been talking about putting together my 55 gallon tank for the poor turtles... and it has FINALLY been done! WHOO HOO~~ Oh and I put both Super Star & Buster Brown together, and they seem to be getting along great! They each have their own basking area (not that they ...
by sxbunny
Mon Jun 20, 2005 10:47 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: One tree Hill
Replies: 12
Views: 1293

so many states are talking about stopping the sale of turtles...so hang on to your turtles and take good care of them, you may not be able to get any more soon. I'd have to say its said but true... I went to pet store just last week (3 of them actually.. no wait... 4), and they all said the same th...
by sxbunny
Mon Jun 20, 2005 10:40 am
Forum: Welcome Center
Topic: What do you do for a living?
Replies: 20
Views: 2810

Everyones got some pretty fun and interesting jobs!! I'm just a plain old restaurant manager, online auctioneer and full time mommy of 2 (well three if you count my bf!!)
by sxbunny
Thu Jun 16, 2005 8:12 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: turtle dock owners
Replies: 33
Views: 7673

you've got to live in the south to have a menards huh? lol lol. I live in Indiana.. but yea I think Menards is a midwest thing... Never heard of the place till I moved out here (from CA)... now I just can't get enough of the place!! lol And yea, it did take a few days for my turtles to actually WAN...
by sxbunny
Tue Jun 14, 2005 1:57 pm
Forum: Turtle Behavior
Topic: Reeves turtle HELP!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 770

I downsized it a bit because I couldn't see it either! lol... Maybe you're talking about the white spots in his/her shell??
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by sxbunny
Tue Jun 14, 2005 11:41 am
Forum: Turtle Picture Gallery
Topic: The new tank and the kids.
Replies: 5
Views: 2272

that is awesome! I can't wait to get our 55 gallon set up... they are going to LOVE IT!! Here are a few pics of our tanks. I'm not quite sure of the sizes but I think the smaller one is 20 (10 maybe??) and the larger one is like 30 or something close! http://pic7.picturetrail.com/VOL186/1147099/7463...
by sxbunny
Mon Jun 13, 2005 4:41 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: turtle dock owners
Replies: 33
Views: 7673

We were going to get a floating dock and we talked to someone at the pet store and he acutally said no! It was the one that had the suction cups on the back.. he said they don't work well at all, and THEY don't even use them in their tanks at the store! We ended up at Menard's (it's like Lowes or Ho...
by sxbunny
Thu Jun 09, 2005 5:31 pm
Forum: Turtle Picture Gallery
Topic: Buster Brown & Superstar's new home
Replies: 6
Views: 2082

ok thanks! When I first dumped them in there he tried with all his might to "chew"... to no avail... he gave up. I watch him all the time (he's in my living room) and he hasn't tried again (he isn't fooled!!)
The baby always just looks so sad.. lol.. actually he looks more like he is pouting!!
by sxbunny
Thu Jun 09, 2005 3:48 pm
Forum: Turtle Picture Gallery
Topic: Buster Brown & Superstar's new home
Replies: 6
Views: 2082

Yea the bigger tank already has a filter (one that is suppose to be for a 55 gallong tank and I think the one he is in is like a 30 or something). as for the little tank, I still have to get a bigger one this weekend.
by sxbunny
Mon Jun 06, 2005 4:14 pm
Forum: Turtle Picture Gallery
Topic: Buster Brown & Superstar's new home
Replies: 6
Views: 2082

Buster Brown & Superstar's new home

So I got them each a bigger tank (dang, they are more spoiled than me!! I don't even have a bigger house!) and just wanted to post. I am adding just a few more things and then I think it will be done. For the baby's tank, I still need to get a pump and for Superstar's tank, I am going to get an abov...
by sxbunny
Mon Jun 06, 2005 4:06 pm
Forum: Aquatic Tank Setups
Topic: tank hygeine
Replies: 5
Views: 827

Ok so I had the same problem, and someone suggestion vinegar, and let me tell you it has WORKED!! And it actually helped with the algae that was growing too!
by sxbunny
Mon Jun 06, 2005 4:03 pm
Forum: Turtle Behavior
Topic: TURTLE BREATHING THROUGH BUTT
Replies: 41
Views: 5616

:lol: :lol: ok ok.. so thats true.. but does THIS look like a sea turtle?!?! LOL
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I can just hear Buster Brown now.. SWIM AWAY!! SWIM AWAY!!!! :roll:
by sxbunny
Mon Jun 06, 2005 3:41 pm
Forum: Turtle Behavior
Topic: TURTLE BREATHING THROUGH BUTT
Replies: 41
Views: 5616

lol.. bathtime fun

Well, I let the Buster Brown "excersize" in the bathtub, and I turn around for 2 minutes!! and guess what I find.. well... Buster Brown found... a playmate.. Apparently my 2 year old didn't want BUster to swim alone :lol: :lol: :lol: So I changed my mind. I bought them both bigger tanks.. I figured ...
by sxbunny
Sat Jun 04, 2005 1:42 pm
Forum: Aquatic Tank Setups
Topic: how do I get rid of algae?
Replies: 11
Views: 4533

I was talking to someone about the turtleclean (I have something similiar) and they said to use it sparingly and not with every tank cleaning because it could break down the shell
by sxbunny
Tue May 31, 2005 1:38 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Turtles from the Zoo
Replies: 3
Views: 468

ooohh.. Ok now I have to think.. the big one is a Galapagose, and the one in the white sand is a mexican flat shell or something like that, and I forgot what the other two little ones were..
Maybe the website would know
http://www.sbpark.org/zoo/zoo.htm
by sxbunny
Tue May 31, 2005 8:55 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Turtles from the Zoo
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Turtles from the Zoo

Went to the zoo yesterday... saw these "little guys" and thought I would post.. pretty cool looking.. Just hope the big guys get moved soon (he was smilin, but didn't look all that happy). http://pic7.picturetrail.com/VOL186/1147099/7463876/98701528.jpg http://pic7.picturetrail.com/VOL186/1147099/74...
by sxbunny
Tue May 31, 2005 8:12 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Am I crazy?
Replies: 5
Views: 671

lol. wow. Sounds like my house. My boyfriend tells me ALL THE TIME ... "Just leave the d..m things alone!" " What are you doing over there now?" "Oh great, the pet store. NOW what did you get them?? Geez I think they eat better than me sometimes"... but you know, HE saved our new baby and wanted to ...
by sxbunny
Sat May 28, 2005 8:36 pm
Forum: Aquatic Turtles
Topic: Dry "skin"???
Replies: 25
Views: 4639

WHOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOO!!! I'm so happy! I went to the pet store last night, fixed her filter up all nice and new, got her some little munchies (minnows) and a couple of plants and she is so happy she could sing!! AND!! AND!! The white junk is almost gone! (I'll post a pic tomorrow). Oh yea and Buster...
by sxbunny
Fri May 27, 2005 4:20 pm
Forum: Aquatic Turtles
Topic: Dry "skin"???
Replies: 25
Views: 4639

Yea I plan on getting a new filter today (and some fishies.. maybe that will make her happy again). So far she hasn't moved from the corner of her tank :cry: (she's got her head held high out of the water) I think I brushed for a total of 4 seconds, then got scared! lol.. I'll post again if anything...
by sxbunny
Fri May 27, 2005 3:49 pm
Forum: Aquatic Turtles
Topic: Dry "skin"???
Replies: 25
Views: 4639

oh yea good point.. maybe I'll have to look into that
by sxbunny
Fri May 27, 2005 3:30 pm
Forum: Welcome Center
Topic: New babies!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1715

OOHH The red foot is SOOOOOOOO pretty!!!!
by sxbunny
Fri May 27, 2005 3:28 pm
Forum: Aquatic Turtles
Topic: Dry "skin"???
Replies: 25
Views: 4639

you could also get rid of the algae naturally. you can get black mysterious snails.. or whatever they're called to put in there. when i get a bigger tank, that's what i'm doing. they also have those sucky fish.. which once again i can't remember their names.. ugh. they eat algae. just buy more then...
by sxbunny
Fri May 27, 2005 3:23 pm
Forum: Aquatic Turtles
Topic: Dry "skin"???
Replies: 25
Views: 4639

Ok yes so I listened to the STUPID guy at the STUPID pet store (apparently HE has 3 turtles himself and thats how he cleans it.... Ofcourse he wouldnt ever tell me if he had any PROBLEMS!! :x ) Ok well I cleaned her shell with vinegar water (it looks better, but not perfect). I also cleaned out her ...
by sxbunny
Fri May 27, 2005 2:18 pm
Forum: Aquatic Turtles
Topic: Dry "skin"???
Replies: 25
Views: 4639

No she doesn't seem ill.. I took her out of her tank to see if she would walk around the house and she did.. and enjoyed every minute of it. Also, I fed her some pellets and she didn't refuse.. just gobbled them up like crazy.. I'm going to do the vinegar ASAP and hopefully that will clear things up...
by sxbunny
Fri May 27, 2005 1:48 pm
Forum: Aquatic Turtles
Topic: Dry "skin"???
Replies: 25
Views: 4639

What do you add to the water? Well, I cleaned the rocks and tank with bleach water, then changed the water and container in which they wer sitting. added hot water and chlor out to remove the chlorine (maybe not enough? It didn't smell like chlorine anymore though). Also I added a little bit of Alg...
by sxbunny
Fri May 27, 2005 12:05 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Cute for all ages
Replies: 15
Views: 2444

No prob!! Glad you liked it! Hope your score was better than mine!! :oops:
by sxbunny
Fri May 27, 2005 11:21 am
Forum: Aquatic Turtles
Topic: Dry "skin"???
Replies: 25
Views: 4639

Ok I'm going to try.. Also, I am going to change her water again ( I just did it the other day but maybe I didn't do good enough or added too much of something!! I feel so bad! I can see it on her face and feet too (not much, just a tad)
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
by sxbunny
Fri May 27, 2005 11:12 am
Forum: Aquatic Turtles
Topic: Dry "skin"???
Replies: 25
Views: 4639

Yea I think so.. it wasnt on any of the other pics that I posted of her just yesterday!!!!!! I tried to use a soft bristle toothbrush and some of it came off, but I stopped because I didn;t know if I was hurting her or not :cry: :cry: :cry:
by sxbunny
Fri May 27, 2005 10:59 am
Forum: Aquatic Turtles
Topic: Dry "skin"???
Replies: 25
Views: 4639

Thats what I'm wondering.. I was hoping it was "dry skin" :cry:

the big white spot right in the middle is the flash, but all that suff around it is not..
by sxbunny
Fri May 27, 2005 10:35 am
Forum: Aquatic Turtles
Topic: Dry "skin"???
Replies: 25
Views: 4639

Dry "skin"???

Can turtles get dry "skin"? I didn't notice anything until this morning, but it looks like he has a dry shell. Is there anything I can do about this? Also he has been basking ALOT today.. but he will still come the water for some food (when I feed him). Is there anything wrong or am I just parranoid...
by sxbunny
Fri May 27, 2005 9:02 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Cute for all ages
Replies: 15
Views: 2444

Cute for all ages

Found this cute little game... just thought it might be appropriate for this forum :D

http://skipout.gamerival.com/index.cfm? ... &randint=7

My poor score was only 2705 :(
by sxbunny
Thu May 26, 2005 9:52 am
Forum: What Type of Turtle/Tortoise do I have?
Topic: A little cutie.. but...what the heck is he???
Replies: 15
Views: 1964

Hey thanks guys! Buster is still such a little baby, but I think you are right.. he is a HE!! I think Superstar is a girl (just cause "she" looks so pretty!). I suppose we'll see as time goes by... Oh uhm if it IS that one is of each sex, could it be possible for a mix breed? (assuming at one point ...
by sxbunny
Wed May 25, 2005 2:46 pm
Forum: What Type of Turtle/Tortoise do I have?
Topic: A little cutie.. but...what the heck is he???
Replies: 15
Views: 1964

lol.. if he's anything like his "adopted" sibling, he'll grow like crazy. :P
I'll post some other pics of Superstar and maybe we can tell then.. 8)
by sxbunny
Wed May 25, 2005 2:35 pm
Forum: What Type of Turtle/Tortoise do I have?
Topic: A little cutie.. but...what the heck is he???
Replies: 15
Views: 1964

ah, well that makes perfect sense... ok so Buster Brown will remain his name. Ok noooow, what about Superstar?? How can I tell on him/her?