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by Kitty
Mon Sep 19, 2005 4:49 am
Forum: Aquatic Tank Setups
Topic: my husbands gone crazy!
Replies: 5
Views: 1608

Thanks dixieee! I'm glad to see you made it back from your trip ok. hope all went well. bet your little turds missed you. Mine are all fine...I actualy parted with a few of my babies...lol not easy but set the tanks up my self. they just love them. Ever see a old school biker talk baby talk to his b...
by Kitty
Mon Sep 19, 2005 2:30 am
Forum: What Type of Turtle/Tortoise do I have?
Topic: HELP - Found a teeny tiny baby turtle
Replies: 4
Views: 2213

Hi did you look to see if there are others? Babies have a hard time on there own, everything wants to make them lunch. I have been digging up my eggs this time as the ants are eatting them as they come out of there shells, it's so sick. little turtles half out of there egg, just a skelaton left. Don...
by Kitty
Mon Sep 19, 2005 2:08 am
Forum: Aquatic Tank Setups
Topic: my husbands gone crazy!
Replies: 5
Views: 1608

Hi...I have tadpoles,big and small..bull frogs,tree frogs,craw dads,fish of all types,and my monster turtles all living together. I'm sure some become lunch but not many, my turtles like there pellets and the water plants mostly, in fact I have seen the little fish eating the food out of the turtles...
by Kitty
Tue Aug 09, 2005 12:47 pm
Forum: What Type of Turtle/Tortoise do I have?
Topic: Hey! I just found a turtle in my backyard.
Replies: 9
Views: 2351

Hi It's a box turtle...I belive a three toe ornate......besides looking for webed feet..One trick is if it floats it's a box turtle( or land turtle ) If it sinks a water turtle...But then you have the asian box turtle witch sinks, but it loves the water. So.....a water box turtle? LOL
by Kitty
Mon Aug 01, 2005 3:03 pm
Forum: Aquatic Turtles
Topic: age
Replies: 2
Views: 591

STRAY is so right, all my therries have been shot to XXXX... I use to go by size till I gave a friend one of my babies, he way over spoils him....(being nice for over feeding) in a year it's 5" easy..mine out of the same clutch are about 2 to 3. but here is something else his turtle doesn't have fat...
by Kitty
Sat Jul 30, 2005 11:57 am
Forum: Aquatic Tank Setups
Topic: Help with Water Problems
Replies: 12
Views: 3033

your wellcome, and good luck, but don't wait a week or so. keep dropping in and ask any questions you may have, this is the place to get help...
by Kitty
Sat Jul 30, 2005 11:51 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: new turtle owner can anyone give me some tips?
Replies: 26
Views: 4175

Hello i have RES to they are babys and are in a ten gallon tank the guy at the pet store said in about 5 years i will need to get a 70 to 100 gallon tank hope u have enogh money and space by then so your turtles are happy and healthy Razz good luck The more room you can give them the better, but the...
by Kitty
Fri Jul 29, 2005 8:29 pm
Forum: Aquatic Tank Setups
Topic: Help with Water Problems
Replies: 12
Views: 3033

Hi I agree with deesygirl you need to establish a balance in your tank, but your filter system is to small. lets say you have 30 gallons of water in your tank. your filter turns over 50 gallons an hour, I like to turn my tank over at lest 3 times...less work for me..LOL you have 3 turtles,that are b...
by Kitty
Thu Jul 28, 2005 6:28 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: new turtle owner can anyone give me some tips?
Replies: 26
Views: 4175

Hi and welcome.. To keep the babies warm till monday, use a reading or desk or workshop clamp light( not Holagin to hot..)with a normal house light bulb of 40 watts place that over one side of bowl, not to close, and make sure it is safe, not touching or able to fall in water. this will provide heat...
by Kitty
Thu Jul 28, 2005 6:12 pm
Forum: Aquatic Tank Setups
Topic: Help with Water Problems
Replies: 12
Views: 3033

Hello are you still having water problem? There are so many thing it can be. If you can answer these questions for me I may be able to help... How big are your turtles? and how many? how often do you feed and how much? and what do you feed? do you still have gold fish? how big and how many? do you h...
by Kitty
Sat Jul 23, 2005 6:23 pm
Forum: Basic Turtle Care
Topic: We found a painted turtle in our yard.
Replies: 9
Views: 1981

That would be so neat. a 20 gallon tank is good to start with, keep in mind that in a few years the little turtle will get big, they don't stop growing just because they are kept in a small tank, to small of a tank can cause shell deformaty. If you have room for a larger tank, and can find one in yo...
by Kitty
Sat Jul 23, 2005 5:21 pm
Forum: Basic Turtle Care
Topic: We found a painted turtle in our yard.
Replies: 9
Views: 1981

I'm sure it will be happy..
by Kitty
Sat Jul 23, 2005 4:55 pm
Forum: Basic Turtle Care
Topic: We found a painted turtle in our yard.
Replies: 9
Views: 1981

If you can keep it I would do that, he took off from the pond or river for a reason, you may never know why. You can always use a kids wading pool in the yard, or a 55 gallon tank in the house. check out craigslist if you have it for your area, under FREE, or garage sales or your paper, you can usal...
by Kitty
Sat Jul 23, 2005 4:49 pm
Forum: Basic Turtle Care
Topic: How long can a painted turtle go without water?
Replies: 7
Views: 5964

I got some of my western painted turtles out of the Columbia river in washington state
by Kitty
Sat Jul 23, 2005 4:44 pm
Forum: Aquatic Tank Setups
Topic: Hot Glue in tank?
Replies: 12
Views: 5744

I actualy make and sell terriarum plants for under water and out. WHY RISK IT. use 100% silicone same as tank sealer just differnt deptment and a lot cheeper. Ok so now that I'm giving up my secrets...LOL use a little red clay pot stick your plant in it fill with gravel and seal with silacone, then ...
by Kitty
Sat Jul 23, 2005 4:20 pm
Forum: Basic Turtle Care
Topic: We found a painted turtle in our yard.
Replies: 9
Views: 1981

Hi, Yes they do. Most of mine have come from the wild, I keep them in a pond out side. My babies are in the house in tanks. If you want to keep him/her, Do you want to keep it inside or outside?Plus you need to find out what type of turtle it is for sure. Where do you live? what kind of weather is t...
by Kitty
Sat Jul 23, 2005 2:26 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: Help Pleaes!!!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1869

I'm glad to here he is doing good. Nice looking turtles, Do you house them all together? I have a large pond with aprox. 26 very very large turtles. I just rec a new RES female very pretty good color, 2 days ago, she is about 13" just the shell, she keeps wandering around the outside area of the pon...
by Kitty
Sat Jul 23, 2005 8:54 am
Forum: Basic Turtle Care
Topic: How long can a painted turtle go without water?
Replies: 7
Views: 5964

Hi, Personaly I would take the turtle out, since it can't get out on his own. If you don't plan on keeping it than, I would take it to a pond and let it go, It can't servive with out water, it has to be in water to eat, Is there a pond near by? This may sound weired but I have watched my turtles do ...
by Kitty
Sat Jul 23, 2005 4:42 am
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: Help Pleaes!!!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1869

Can you tell me a little about your other turtles? how big are they? How many? and your new one how big? also how big is the tank? and what kind of lighting? thanks this will help pin point problem, if one still exists....
by Kitty
Fri Jul 22, 2005 4:40 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: Help Pleaes!!!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1869

Can You see anything in his throat? Take a flash light and look in..
by Kitty
Fri Jul 22, 2005 2:23 pm
Forum: Welcome Center
Topic: I don't know if you remember me...
Replies: 17
Views: 3286

Hi!, My name is Kitty I'm sorry to here about your Horse, but it sounds like you were lucky to get out..Where is Morongo Valley? Last summer we Had a big fire in Valley Springs Ca. Something like 11 houses, several Barns and out buildings, hundres of cows and horses, plus small animals, not to menti...
by Kitty
Fri Jul 22, 2005 1:59 pm
Forum: Non - Animal Related Topics
Topic: gonna miss u all :(
Replies: 10
Views: 2312

Have A Safe Trip!
by Kitty
Fri Jul 22, 2005 1:50 pm
Forum: Aquatic Turtles
Topic: turtle tooth question
Replies: 7
Views: 2711

Just thought I should ad my May babies are in a different tank...
by Kitty
Fri Jul 22, 2005 1:46 pm
Forum: Aquatic Turtles
Topic: turtle tooth question
Replies: 7
Views: 2711

Re: turtle tooth question

We are the newbie parents of 2 tiny RES. One has it's egg tooth/caruncle and the other doesn't. They are both about the same size... 1 1/2 - 2". The store owner said they were about 12 weeks old. So, any others know how old they are when they lose this tooth. Does this say anything about how old th...
by Kitty
Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:50 pm
Forum: Aquatic Turtles
Topic: turtle tooth question
Replies: 7
Views: 2711

Thanks Stray!
So it's late falling off or it's yonger than the other turtle....Which put us right back to square one......LOL
by Kitty
Fri Jul 22, 2005 9:48 am
Forum: Aquatic Turtles
Topic: turtle tooth question
Replies: 7
Views: 2711

dixieee wrote:it is supposed to fall off as soon as they get out of the eg..is he healthy?
that's what I all ways thought...maybe, someone helped him out of the shell.....or it is a test tube baby...LOL just joking....can you send pics of him?
by Kitty
Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:56 am
Forum: Welcome Center
Topic: About How Old Are All of You? I\'m Sorry if this is insultin
Replies: 185
Views: 68662

hat can't be the reason! My turtles live in a tank outdoors and in the winter I have to get up early each morning to breack two inches of ice off the top so they can breathe! You turt couldn't have died from a window draft unless it was winter and his tank froze over and he drowned but no one in th...
by Kitty
Thu Jul 21, 2005 11:51 pm
Forum: Aquatic Turtles
Topic: turtle tooth question
Replies: 7
Views: 2711

Hi I just went and checked out my newest babies, they hatched about mid april, there is 6 of them, but no tooth, and are only about 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" they are RES (Pronuced "PIGS") LOL
by Kitty
Wed Jul 20, 2005 11:42 am
Forum: Non - Animal Related Topics
Topic: date ideas
Replies: 13
Views: 3670

What kind of things does he like to do? hobbies?, sports?, ect... You can always suprise him with a weekend getaway. Or tickets to his favorite sporting event or concert....Remember the key is you want to do this for HIM....
by Kitty
Tue Jul 12, 2005 3:49 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: turtle tales
Replies: 26
Views: 3323

STRAYKINGFISHER wrote:I never knew that turtles could read :lol: :lol: :lol:
Let's hope not, or we all will be in a world of hurt...LOL
Actualy they had only changed the back ground color from Yellow to Green, same picture of turtle...
by Kitty
Tue Jul 12, 2005 1:20 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Turtles Don't Get Enough Credit
Replies: 18
Views: 2981

Better your sister than you....LOL
Hope he never catches her....
by Kitty
Tue Jul 12, 2005 1:17 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: turtle tales
Replies: 26
Views: 3323

if they don't get the brand of food they like, they'll throw the rocks. never fails. just spoiled little turds.. but i love them :) I know what you mean..The brand I used changed there lable, they wouldn't even look at the pellets. I had to dig up a old can and use it as a decoy until they got use ...
by Kitty
Fri Jul 08, 2005 7:21 pm
Forum: Welcome Center
Topic: HELLO TURTLE LOVERS
Replies: 21
Views: 1836

Well i didn't fall in, But did get side tracked...LOL Plus wind blew paper in pond, and China took off with it...She let go as soon as she tasted it...lol I thought this would be an easy task....Never take anything for granit... I'll just feed them, and pick them up one by one and mes....YA RIGHT! n...
by Kitty
Fri Jul 08, 2005 6:50 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Turtles Don't Get Enough Credit
Replies: 18
Views: 2981

How about Asian RES mutation turtles? LOL
by Kitty
Fri Jul 08, 2005 6:36 pm
Forum: Turtle Picture Gallery
Topic: New meadow pictures.....With friends...!
Replies: 16
Views: 3923

They say pictures add weight......LOL
by Kitty
Mon Jul 04, 2005 12:38 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Turtle Tips
Replies: 17
Views: 3274

It sounds like the new spot will be brighter,if any of the windows seem to give the new spot to much direct sunlight,and you feel that it makes the tank to hot, try putting a sun screen on the window. You can get that plastic tinted sheeting that just clings to the window, it makes a major difference.
by Kitty
Mon Jul 04, 2005 6:44 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Turtle Tips
Replies: 17
Views: 3274

Is the dresser in front of the window? or next to it? Besides alge growth, you have temp. change when it is in front of a window. where was or is your other tank ? is the lighting the same? If the sun beats in on the tank, that would be my main concern, if the room is just brighter, it should be fin...
by Kitty
Sat Jul 02, 2005 5:08 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: What can I do?
Replies: 16
Views: 2471

The babies started eating last night, they look good, just going to hold off on putting them back....let them have a little R&R...lol dixieee I'm sorry if I sounded defensive, I don't mean too, it's just that some of my turtles have been in the family longer than I have..lol Hey! I wounder if my dad...
by Kitty
Sat Jul 02, 2005 1:28 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: What can I do?
Replies: 16
Views: 2471

It takes indivisuals to make up a large number, if I don't pay attention to each turtle, there would be no large numbers, It may not be one on one, but I do try to keep tabs on all. I have 26 babies in one tank in the house. I noticed one not looking as chipper as the rest I pulled him and set him i...
by Kitty
Sat Jul 02, 2005 2:37 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Hi i am new here
Replies: 2
Views: 715

Hi and welcome to the board... How big are your turtles? and what are you feeding them?, and how offen? It does sound like they are looking for food, but a lot of animals first instincts are to bite what is stuck in there face.LOL Plus they may think you are giving them some thing to eat so they bit...