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by greatgondi
Fri Mar 14, 2003 11:08 am
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: BAD BOY!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 621

BAD BOY!!!

I have a baby softshell turtle and a baby stinkpot. The stinkpot is the size of an acorn and the softshell is the size of a half dollar. My problem is this: The stinkpot keeps biting the softshell despite their difference in size. Never does the softshell retaliate, he only runs away. It has gotten ...
by greatgondi
Thu Mar 13, 2003 9:03 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: BAD BOY!!!!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 555

BAD BOY!!!!!!!

I have a baby softshell turtle and a baby stinkpot. The stinkpot is the size of an acorn and the softshell is the size of a half dollar. My problem is this: The stinkpot keeps biting the softshell despite their difference in size. Never does the softshell retaliate, he only runs away. It has gotten ...
by greatgondi
Sun Mar 09, 2003 10:18 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: algae
Replies: 5
Views: 976

Re: algae

I had a hug problem with algae but I got a water filter and a algae eater. Things have been great since with very little algae growth in my tank :)
by greatgondi
Wed Jan 08, 2003 5:37 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: another one...dead.
Replies: 9
Views: 3448

Re: another one...dead.

Thanks!
My heater always keeps it between 70-80 degrees. It may have been shock, but I don\'t understand how the other 2 turtles have avoided it so far. I turned the lamp off and switched tanks. The lamp is back on now and still no smell. Maybe it was the tank?
by greatgondi
Wed Jan 08, 2003 5:35 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: smelly lamp?
Replies: 2
Views: 710

Re: smelly lamp?

Thanks!
I totally forgot that I had turtle clean. I put them in a new tank and I do not smell whatever it was anymore. Maybe it was the other tank...?
by greatgondi
Tue Jan 07, 2003 12:59 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: another one...dead.
Replies: 9
Views: 3448

Re: another one...dead.

thanks for the advice! I have the turtles in a new tank that is clean but now i have a strange smell coming either from the lamp or the heater. I have no idea what it is but it doesn\'t smell rotten. it smells like a chemical or something but i can\'t find what it is.
by greatgondi
Sun Jan 05, 2003 11:07 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: smelly lamp?
Replies: 2
Views: 694

smelly lamp?

The lamp for my turtle tank is giving off this horrible smell (at least i think it\'s the lamp). It smells like a chemical or maybe a gas--I can\'t tell. What is it and will it hurt my turtles? I have it turned off until I find out what\'s causing it.
by greatgondi
Sun Jan 05, 2003 11:06 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: smelly lamp?
Replies: 2
Views: 710

smelly lamp?

The lamp for my turtle tank is giving off this horrible smell (at least i think it\'s the lamp). It smells like a chemical or maybe a gas--I can\'t tell. What is it and will it hurt my turtles? I have it turned off until I find out what\'s causing it.
by greatgondi
Sun Jan 05, 2003 11:05 pm
Forum: Turtle Indoor Setups
Topic: Does anyone know the setup for the 2-5 gallons heater sold a
Replies: 5
Views: 1174

Re: Does anyone know the setup for the 2-5 gallons heater so

I have the 2-5 gallon heater as well and it didn\'t do ANYTHING for my tank. I even bought another one and the two combined failed to keep the shallow water warm. Hope you have better luck. I bought a bigger heater with an adjustable thermostat and it\'s working great! i think it\'s for 5-15 gallon ...
by greatgondi
Sun Jan 05, 2003 9:41 am
Forum: Turtle Indoor Setups
Topic: smelly lamp
Replies: 1
Views: 511

smelly lamp

The lamp for my turtle tank is giving off this horrible smell. It smells like a chemical or maybe a gas--I can\'t tell. What is it and will it hurt my turtles? I have it turned off until I find out what\'s causing it.
by greatgondi
Sat Jan 04, 2003 11:45 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: another one...dead.
Replies: 9
Views: 3448

Re: another one...dead.

The water is at 80 degrees most of the time--it doesn\'t vary much. The turtle block doesn\'t specify a certain amount of water but I took your advice. The package only says that it neutralizes chemicals in the water so it\'s a safe environment for turtles. Thanks for your help! If you think of anyt...
by greatgondi
Fri Jan 03, 2003 1:00 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: another one...dead.
Replies: 9
Views: 3448

Re: another one...dead.

I\'m not sure if it\'s a conditioner, but it\'s called \"wardley Turtle Tank Neutralizer.\" It\'s a block in the shape of a turtle that adds calcium to the water. I\'ll gt rid of the minows right away and I have the 2 remaining turtles in a fresh tank. One of them is acting sick though...h...
by greatgondi
Thu Jan 02, 2003 4:54 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: another one...dead.
Replies: 9
Views: 3448

another one...dead.

Hi! I had 2 baby RES\'s, a stinkpot, and a yellow belly slider all in a 10 gallon tank. I have a water heater from walmart that keeps the temperature around 80 degrees at all times. there\'s a rock they can sun on and plenty of water in the tank. Last week, my brand new yellow belly died. I don\'t k...
by greatgondi
Thu Jan 02, 2003 4:53 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: another one...dead.
Replies: 1
Views: 739

another one...dead.

Hi! I had 2 baby RES\'s, a stinkpot, and a yellow belly slider all in a 10 gallon tank. I have a water heater from walmart that keeps the temperature around 80 degrees at all times. there\'s a rock they can sun on and plenty of water in the tank. Last week, my brand new yellow belly died. I don\'t k...
by greatgondi
Thu Dec 19, 2002 9:34 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: turtle sneeze?
Replies: 2
Views: 692

Re: turtle sneeze?

thanks! I appreciate your reply!
by greatgondi
Thu Dec 19, 2002 9:31 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: RES and food
Replies: 3
Views: 937

Re: RES and food

Hey! I spoiled my first RES too... He now eats all the other turtles food and begs for more constantly. I have feeder fish and shrimp in his tank but he will only eat fish if they are dead and the shrimp are much faster than him. I\'ve cut back to once a day but I have to take him out of the tank wh...
by greatgondi
Wed Dec 18, 2002 10:32 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Stinkpot!
Replies: 1
Views: 685

Stinkpot!

I got a new turtle that is the size of an acorn and is all black. The lady at the pet shop called it a stinkpot. If anyone knows anything about caring for this particular turtle, please let me know! my email address is superchic1.1@email.com. He doesn\'t seem to want to eat his floating turtle food ...
by greatgondi
Tue Dec 10, 2002 10:18 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: Water Level?
Replies: 12
Views: 2326

Re: Water Level?

Martha Stewart (i\'m not kidding) said that the water level should be right at the turtles back, but I don\'t think it will matter much. When I put more water in Frodo, my baby RES, seems to enjoy standing on his hind legs. It\'s really funny to watch!!! Just watch the water temp...
by greatgondi
Tue Dec 10, 2002 10:16 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: Questions on pellets
Replies: 4
Views: 1516

Re: Questions on pellets

Lowprofiler and Fred are right! When I first got my baby RESs, they were timid but believe me they will start eating. It also took getting a water heater to get the temp to 80 degrees before they would touch food. Now they beg for food (literally!!!) :)
by greatgondi
Mon Dec 09, 2002 11:44 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: turtle sneeze??
Replies: 1
Views: 632

turtle sneeze??

I have 2 baby RESs and the male keeps making a funny noise. i don\'t know if it\'s air bubles or what but it\'s almost a scraping like sound that\'s very quick. I never catch him doing it. THe last time he did it i saw his head come out of the water really quick. Can turtles sneeze That\'s almost wh...
by greatgondi
Sun Dec 08, 2002 10:50 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: turtle sneeze?
Replies: 2
Views: 692

turtle sneeze?

I have 2 baby RESs and the male keeps making a funny noise. i don\'t know if it\'s air bubles or what but it\'s almost a scraping like sound that\'s very quick. I never catch him doing it. THe last time he did it i saw his head come out of the water really quick. Can turtles sneeze??? That\'s almost...
by greatgondi
Sat Nov 30, 2002 12:32 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Leopard Gecko Owners
Replies: 1
Views: 766

Re: Leopard Gecko Owners

You are too funny!!

I want a leopard gecko. How did you find out that they do not need lights?
by greatgondi
Thu Oct 31, 2002 7:11 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: LiGHTS
Replies: 4
Views: 1030

LiGHTS

What would be the proper type of lightbulb to use for basking for 2 baby RESes? Thanks :)
by greatgondi
Thu Oct 31, 2002 7:09 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Another funny story
Replies: 2
Views: 753

Re: Another funny story

Thanks for sharing the story. I had a similar incident occur to me...I was so relieved when I found my escaped turtle that I bought him all kinds of cool toys, food, and an extra heater (just in case). He\'s so spoiled now that he begs for food. Glad you had a happy ending :)
by greatgondi
Wed Oct 30, 2002 10:56 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: PINK stuff in tank
Replies: 2
Views: 1147

PINK stuff in tank

Today I found a pink \"rock\" at the bottom of the turtle tank. The only problem is all my rocks are WHITE! I don\'t know what it is or if it\'s hard or soft. Any ideas?? I have had a baby RES but just a couple of days ago I got a smaller RES... could it be something from the new one? Than...
by greatgondi
Mon Oct 21, 2002 7:10 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: Bottoms UP???
Replies: 3
Views: 1147

Re: Bottoms UP???

Frodo is doing fine now...i\'m not sure what was wrong but he\'s perfect now :) Thank you--I appreciate everyone\'s help!!
by greatgondi
Thu Oct 17, 2002 10:02 am
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: Bottoms UP???
Replies: 3
Views: 1147

Bottoms UP???

My Baby RES, Frodo, has been staying out of the water lately. I relized that he needed a new heater so I got him one and I cleaned out his tank. Upon putting him back in, the back of his shell didn\'t seem to want to sink! I bobbed up at the top of the water while his top sunk. What would cause that...
by greatgondi
Thu Oct 17, 2002 10:01 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Bottoms UP???
Replies: 1
Views: 447

Bottoms UP???

My Baby RES, Frodo, has been staying out of the water lately. I relized that he needed a new heater so I got him one and I cleaned out his tank. Upon putting him back in, the back of his shell didn\'t seem to want to sink! I bobbed up at the top of the water while his top sunk. What would cause that...
by greatgondi
Thu Oct 10, 2002 12:10 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: turtle redecoration...?
Replies: 3
Views: 679

turtle redecoration...?

Hi! Today I found one of the fake, plastic plants in my baby RES\'s tank was green around it. It doesn\'t look like algea and it\'s in tiny little chips around the plant. I removed the plant but could it be possible that Frodo, my turtle, is chewing on it? He \"redecorated\" his home recen...
by greatgondi
Tue Sep 24, 2002 10:36 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: RES Legal FL?
Replies: 1
Views: 628

RES Legal FL?

I have a RES baby and I live in Florida. Are they illegal to have or are they illegal to buy?
by greatgondi
Mon Sep 16, 2002 8:56 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 900

Re: PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!

Also, he never seems to want to bask. He always sleeps in the water but he never crawls out of the water. He was that way before he \"ran away from home\" as well.
by greatgondi
Mon Sep 16, 2002 8:27 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 900

PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!

I need serious help with my baby 1\" RES! Two weeks ago he managed to escape from his tank. He has been missing for that amount of time with no food or water. Yesterday I found him in a plastic bag, seemingly suffocated because he was stiff and showed no signs of life. I went to bury him today ...