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by Robin_Luver13
Fri Jan 06, 2006 8:26 pm
Forum: Basic Turtle Care
Topic: WEIRD PEOPLE...should i tell him not too?
Replies: 14
Views: 2497

i would call the ASPCA or something..... the shell is like, infused with their ribcage or something, its like carving live bone or like you guys said carving fingernails.... also people have almost proven that serial killers and child abusers 'start off' by torturing animals... i know because all my...
by Robin_Luver13
Mon Jan 02, 2006 7:15 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Worms?
Replies: 10
Views: 2365

you use rain water??? interesting, ive never heard of people using rain water before........
i had worm like things once too, that was when i was like super busy and didnt clean my turtle tank for like forever and felt soooooo guilty...... but i doubt thats the same thing as what you had.....
by Robin_Luver13
Mon Jan 02, 2006 6:42 pm
Forum: Aquatic Tank Setups
Topic: transferring 2 RES into new tank for winter
Replies: 3
Views: 1815

if you can find more dried shrimp, feed them a little of both, either at separate times or both together... also if the filter really isnt working for you, i find the ReptoFilter works great, its specially made for turtles and amphibians so it can work in as little as 2 inches of water..... if its j...
by Robin_Luver13
Mon Jan 02, 2006 6:34 pm
Forum: Aquatic Tank Setups
Topic: How far to the top
Replies: 3
Views: 1880

my turtle would stand on his basking shelf and scratch the chicken wire cover then fall over backward..... it scared the bejesus out of me the first time it happened, but my mom told me hed been doing it for a week or two.... hes stopped doing it now... figures, once i get used to it!!! :lol:
by Robin_Luver13
Sun Jan 01, 2006 6:41 pm
Forum: What Type of Turtle/Tortoise do I have?
Topic: Turtle Help Please.
Replies: 9
Views: 2953

the olive color skin and yellow markings make me think painted turtle.... does it look like this??? http://www.tortoise.org/images/chryse24.jpg western painted turtle the eastern painted turtles under belly thing is all orange.... but the darker parts you mentioned make me think western if its paint...
by Robin_Luver13
Sun Jan 01, 2006 4:16 pm
Forum: Aquatic Tank Setups
Topic: Tank pictures
Replies: 74
Views: 17320

here it is....
Image


btw i know the filter is tilted.... the suction cup was loose.... i fixed it now but am too lazy to take, upload, and post another pic :lol: ...
by Robin_Luver13
Sun Jan 01, 2006 3:59 pm
Forum: Turtle Behavior
Topic: Can you train your turtle to stop biting your finger?
Replies: 8
Views: 32407

how long have you had your turtle??? he'll warm up to you eventually..... maybe if you got him at a store or kiosk or something they treated him badly and so hes naturally aggresive toward humans.... just give him time and be kind and patient with him....
by Robin_Luver13
Sun Jan 01, 2006 12:04 pm
Forum: Turtle/Tortoise Feeding
Topic: Shrimp Pellets?
Replies: 8
Views: 3578

but then i feel bad like im not responsible or something and it becomes more her pet...... i think ill make a schedule and have her check off what she feeds him and ill do the same......
by Robin_Luver13
Sat Dec 31, 2005 9:16 pm
Forum: Turtle/Tortoise Feeding
Topic: Shrimp Pellets?
Replies: 8
Views: 3578

i used to feed my turtle shrimp pellets.... but then my dog got the can... lol :lol: .... he now eats these freeze dried shrimp things.... my mom and i hand feed them to him.... i give them as a treat but when im at school my mom feeds him two along with more reptomin.... i tell her shes going to ma...
by Robin_Luver13
Sat Dec 31, 2005 7:23 pm
Forum: Aquatic Tank Setups
Topic: I have urgent questions of my turtles!
Replies: 7
Views: 2486

eating the pebbles is NOT a good thing... it can cause intestineal (spelling?) blockage i think...
by Robin_Luver13
Thu Dec 29, 2005 4:45 pm
Forum: Welcome Center
Topic: setting turtles free
Replies: 10
Views: 7820

i dont know what i would do if i had to get rid of my turtle, probably give it to a friend.....


also i went into ny yesterday and as we drove along/near the hudson all i could think about was that turtle and wondering if it was still alive and how it was doing.....
by Robin_Luver13
Sat Dec 10, 2005 6:13 pm
Forum: Aquatic Turtles
Topic: Is it Normal or do I need to worry?
Replies: 14
Views: 3156

im worried that my turtle might get overweight like that... he hasnt, but i feed him everyday and ive heard people say you only need to feed them like 3 or 4 times a week...... anything i can do to make sure he stays at a healthy weight???
by Robin_Luver13
Sat Dec 10, 2005 6:07 pm
Forum: Aquatic Turtles
Topic: Toxic Turtles
Replies: 6
Views: 2459

when i got my turtle from some friends, i went to a nearby pet store where they are very informed and actually care about animals and dont just try to sell you stuff. they gave me some help in trying to determine the species and told me what to feed it etc. that was about a year and a half ago and i...
by Robin_Luver13
Sun Nov 27, 2005 7:49 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: cleaning the tank
Replies: 8
Views: 1585

i recently got a syphon but before i had one i (with the help of my mom to make it go faster) would use tupperware containers or buckets and scoop it out and pour it into an empty sink.... also filling the syphon and tube with water while plugging the end of the tube then start the syphon.... that h...
by Robin_Luver13
Sun Nov 27, 2005 7:27 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: scratching, is that bad?
Replies: 4
Views: 1413

robin scratches too... i never thought of it as a problem... he scratches his neck/face ocassionally, almost like hes itching or rubbing his eyes... not constantly but every so often
by Robin_Luver13
Wed Nov 23, 2005 10:01 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: basking
Replies: 19
Views: 3347

i have a 60watt regular bulb and a water heater... but not a uv light... anyone know where i can get one and how much they run for??? :?:
by Robin_Luver13
Tue Nov 08, 2005 8:16 pm
Forum: Other Pets and Animals
Topic: What other pets do you have?
Replies: 12
Views: 2960

update: kermit died, but my friend gave me 2 hermit crabs named Harry and Hermione.........
by Robin_Luver13
Thu Oct 27, 2005 7:03 pm
Forum: Welcome Center
Topic: a break from turtles!
Replies: 104
Views: 34773

ok, ill apologise for not being specific, but here goes: im a girl in middle/high school and i wont reveal my age, thats my policy, but my BDay is november 17 so im a scorpio and proud. my favorite person in the world is my aunt, but my best friend leanna is a close second. turtles are my favorite a...
by Robin_Luver13
Thu Oct 27, 2005 6:26 pm
Forum: Welcome Center
Topic: setting turtles free
Replies: 10
Views: 7820

my friend ( not the one with 3 turtles in the critter keeper ) got her turtles in Chinatown.... her whole family is vegetarian and wanted to save them too, but took them in as pets instead.... before i heard about this site i always went to her for tips... they grew from the size of quarters to the ...
by Robin_Luver13
Thu Oct 27, 2005 6:20 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: critter keeper nightmare
Replies: 26
Views: 3662

a girl i go to school with has 3 res, 2 of which are robins size, about 3 1/2 or 4 inches across, and share a critter keeper.... and the other one is the size of a quarter and has a tiny little keeper. i barley even consider her a turtle owner cause she doesnt really take care of them. she feeds the...
by Robin_Luver13
Mon Sep 05, 2005 9:03 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: My Turtles First...
Replies: 2
Views: 888

My Turtles First...

two days ago, my family and i went to a carnival. there was one of those 'win a gold fish' tents, and of course, we tried it. my bro and i each won a goldfish (it was play till you win, and it took my bro 3 baskets of pingpong balls to get it in the cup thing :lol: ) they were small, about half the ...
by Robin_Luver13
Mon Aug 29, 2005 1:28 pm
Forum: Other Pets and Animals
Topic: What other pets do you have?
Replies: 12
Views: 2960

i have a dog, scout (a mutt *from Puerto Rico*), my turtle, robin (eastern painted turtle), and a hermit crab, kermit. my brother has a hermit crab thats in the same tank thing as mine, named hermit.
by Robin_Luver13
Thu Aug 11, 2005 2:21 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Turtle Tips
Replies: 17
Views: 3178

the tank is set up, and pix will be posted SOON! :D it took so long because my aunts friend was sick and couldnt look for it then she actually had to FINd it in her attic... then i couldnt set it up cause i was in the hospital the week she brought it over, then i had to recover, then we had to make ...
by Robin_Luver13
Wed Aug 10, 2005 9:49 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: hideouts for my RES
Replies: 6
Views: 1371

another thing you can do is break a flower pot diagnally and put it one the floor of your tank so its like a cave... my turtle loved his 'flower cave' but now hes too big for it and just keeps flipping it over whenever hes bored :lol:
by Robin_Luver13
Sun Aug 07, 2005 2:55 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: A Calming Hand
Replies: 7
Views: 1695

mine does that too!
by Robin_Luver13
Sat Aug 06, 2005 5:31 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Cute for all ages
Replies: 15
Views: 2442

hehehe i got 9272 :D ... i dont know how i did it though, im videogame challenged :?: :P
by Robin_Luver13
Sat Aug 06, 2005 4:42 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: I neeeeeed help with my snapping turtle
Replies: 4
Views: 1081

i think feeding it live food is a good idea, but i dont think you should release it when it gets bigger if you cant afford a bigger tank... if you know a friend who has turtles you should probably ask them if they could take it if neccesary... if its any consolation about not having a RES like every...
by Robin_Luver13
Sat Aug 06, 2005 4:34 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: A Calming Hand
Replies: 7
Views: 1695

A Calming Hand

whenever i walk by the tank even if robin was just fed he starts swimming frantically back and forth along the glass. when he does that i either feed him (if i havent fed him yet) or put my hand up against the glass. for some reason, this seems to calm him... do any of your turtles do that? :?: he ...
by Robin_Luver13
Fri Aug 05, 2005 7:25 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: turtle dock owners
Replies: 33
Views: 7659

i just got a dock for robin yesterday... i dont think it was zoomeds, but im not sure... i went to check the box but... Why did today have to be recycling?!?!?! :roll: ... im almost positive it the like, tetra brand or whatever its called... its the kind that slopes down for easy access... my neigh...
by Robin_Luver13
Sat Jul 16, 2005 11:48 pm
Forum: Non - Animal Related Topics
Topic: WORD GAME
Replies: 309
Views: 50939

rich - famous
by Robin_Luver13
Wed Jul 13, 2005 1:30 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: turtle tales
Replies: 26
Views: 3264

my turtle was a little iffy about trying a new brand... the food itself looks slightly different, a little darker and not as smooth... but after a few days, he was fine with it... he probably was too hungry to worry about the change :lol: :wink:
by Robin_Luver13
Sun Jul 10, 2005 4:59 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: turtle tales
Replies: 26
Views: 3264

i dont kno if this is quite an animal story but w/e the other day right after lunch i was feeding robin some leftover turkey (i rip it into strips and hand feed it to him) and my sister (who is 21 months old, will be 2 in september) saw me and wanted to help. :) i said 'no, you cant feed him this' a...
by Robin_Luver13
Sun Jul 10, 2005 10:40 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: turtle tales
Replies: 26
Views: 3264

i had hamsters (which i believe are very similar to squirrels) but i didn't notice them doing anything weird my friend has two hamsters and she has taught them to do crunches... i start laughing every time she tells me about it... anyway, she puts a pencil across their stomach and hold a sunflower ...
by Robin_Luver13
Thu Jul 07, 2005 7:53 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Turtles Don't Get Enough Credit
Replies: 18
Views: 2878

or maybe the bandanas just cover the red markings...
by Robin_Luver13
Tue Jul 05, 2005 10:24 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Turtles Don't Get Enough Credit
Replies: 18
Views: 2878

and i would think they're snapping turtles due to the agression :wink: ... or maybe no real species, just something green that has a shell so they get the point across because the animators are too lazy to do research on real turtle species! :x
by Robin_Luver13
Mon Jul 04, 2005 8:07 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Turtle Tips
Replies: 17
Views: 3178

windows kinda surround the dresser, the top half of three of the rooms walls are almost totally windows and the old tank was in a deep windowsill and the drape thingys were drawn shut soo i hope that all helps :D
by Robin_Luver13
Sun Jul 03, 2005 6:03 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Turtle Tips
Replies: 17
Views: 3178

ok guess wat!

IM FINALLY GETTING THE NEW TANK! :D i'll have it within a few days. its going in this room off mine on a dresser. i hav a question tho:
there are a lot of windows in the room and i was wondering if i should put the shades down or not... :?:

please get back to me ASAP
by Robin_Luver13
Sun Jul 03, 2005 5:52 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Turtles Don't Get Enough Credit
Replies: 18
Views: 2878

Turtles Don't Get Enough Credit

Ok have you ever noticed how turtles get kind of a bad rep because people think they're slow? and they arent even that slow! i mean, sure they arent cheetahs but its not like they barely move! when i first got my turtle i was suprised at how fast it swam and walked. listen to this away message from ...
by Robin_Luver13
Wed Jun 15, 2005 2:53 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Turtle Lesson
Replies: 8
Views: 1642

stray- he did teach about washing hands after handling, which was perfect because they had just learned about samonella in health class...

robin went in with him(my bro) and the kids loved him(my turtle)! they said he was cute and cool etc.

thanks again for all the input!
by Robin_Luver13
Tue Jun 14, 2005 8:19 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Turtle Lesson
Replies: 8
Views: 1642

thanks for the input guys! you are really on top of these boards! :D
i think hes giving the kids a wordsearch or two and i gave him some care sheets to teach off of. thanks for all your help!!!!!