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by turt
Sun Jun 01, 2003 7:52 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: bugs in my turtle\'s food
Replies: 2
Views: 720

Re: bugs in my turtle\'s food

I read up on this on the web. This is a HORRIBLE sign so I just through out all the infested cans. These bugs (food mites) can even be transmitted to people!! WATCH OUT!!
by turt
Sun Jun 01, 2003 6:13 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: bugs in my turtle\'s food
Replies: 2
Views: 720

bugs in my turtle\'s food

Hello, I\'ve started to have a big problem with tiny little crawling bugs in my turtle\'s food. How can I get rid of them. They especially go to the dry shrimp container. There were about a thousand inside the cap. Should I just throw it out? For now I just cleaned out all of them from the lid. Plea...
by turt
Wed May 14, 2003 11:42 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Can turtles taste?
Replies: 4
Views: 1941

Re: Can turtles taste?

Thanks. I was just wondering because he seems to like some pellets more than others. Mine is also a big veggie eater, even though he\'s still a baby. It\'s probably a bit of a combination of taste and smell because lettuce and collard greens almost smell the same.
by turt
Tue Apr 29, 2003 4:43 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: lighting-please help before its too late
Replies: 11
Views: 2487

Re: lighting-please help before its too late

my turtle is kindof particular with lights, so I\'ve discovered. His zoomed basking bulb burned out and for the week until the new one arrived in the mail he refused to bask under the strip light I dragged over his basking island. Looks like it\'s zoomed or bust for him. He\'d make a great commercia...
by turt
Tue Apr 29, 2003 4:25 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Can turtles taste?
Replies: 4
Views: 1941

Can turtles taste?

I\'m just curious if any of you know if turtles can taste. I\'m guessing they mostly get their food from smell and that the taste doesn\'t make much of a difference.
by turt
Wed Apr 23, 2003 2:51 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: How best can I add/remove water from tank?
Replies: 11
Views: 2275

Re: How best can I add/remove water from tank?

I searched on the internet and saw that other turtle owners used a python. I was getting desperate and hadn\'t heard back yet on this site, so I bought a python a while back. It worked great. I just have to remember to add the faucet pieces on one at a time, I already broke the tip of the python and...
by turt
Sun Mar 16, 2003 5:39 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: NEVER COMES OUT!
Replies: 5
Views: 719

Re: NEVER COMES OUT!

Are you sure they can reach the basking spot? If they just have a branch to bask on, maybe they don\'t feel comfortable with just that. My baby res loves to bask on a \"Floating Island\" rock I bought at Petland Discounts (a bricks and mortar store). But he won\'t bask on top of the bonsai...
by turt
Sun Mar 16, 2003 5:22 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Why pet turtles shouldn\'t be released in the wild
Replies: 3
Views: 1228

Why pet turtles shouldn\'t be released in the wild

I\'m not sure how true this really is, it seems surprising to me, but truth is stranger than fiction and this also makes sense (I got this from http://www.petsandmore.ca/Vrepturtles.html) I thought that years later my turtle might enjoy being released in the wild, but now I\'m seriously reconsiderin...
by turt
Wed Mar 12, 2003 8:38 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Vitakraft Reptile Mix
Replies: 1
Views: 369

Vitakraft Reptile Mix

Hi, There\'s this great product called \"Vitakraft Reptile Mix\" that contains a great mixture of insects, meal worms, vitamins, and I think even some veggie flakes. Only problem is I can\'t find it anywhere. Does anyone know where I can buy it? Maybe from some Herp catalog? Draybar mentio...
by turt
Wed Mar 12, 2003 8:28 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: cuttlebone
Replies: 1
Views: 475

cuttlebone

Is it okay to let my turtle eat some cuttlebone, like the stuff that parakeets use to sharpen their beaks? I\'m a little worrried because the package says they have 5 percent salt and my turtle is a red eared slider.

Thanks.
by turt
Thu Feb 20, 2003 4:00 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Attaching the strip light
Replies: 6
Views: 766

Re: Attaching the strip light

Thanks for all your help. I decided to cut a hole in my mesh metal top for the basking lamp. Since I have a turtle tank, I don\'t have to cut any other holes for the filter. And the thermometer wire easily fits into the small opening in the corner of the cover. I also place Turd in there with all th...
by turt
Sun Feb 16, 2003 10:57 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Attaching the strip light
Replies: 6
Views: 766

Re: Attaching the strip light

I\'ve tried that, but with the screen top on, I can\'t clip on the basking lamp to the rim and I can\'t attach the filter to the rim either. Please advise. I\'m looking for one of those metal strips like in the indoor turtle setup aquarium pics on this site. Hope someone knows where to buy that... T...
by turt
Fri Feb 14, 2003 9:04 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Attaching the strip light
Replies: 6
Views: 766

Attaching the strip light

Hello,

Do you know how I can best attach a 20 inch strip light to a 30 gallon tank? I know a lot of people have that metal guide strip to support their strip light, but I don\'t know who sells this. Please advise.

Thanks.
by turt
Sat Feb 08, 2003 7:18 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: How much water in tank for baby?
Replies: 4
Views: 723

Re: How much water in tank for baby?

Thank you! I guess I can add more water than I thought, which is a good thing since how else would I get the submersible heater into just two inches deep water?? That would be dangerous. I\'m guessing my baby RES is as good a swimmer as the rest, but if he\'s not, will lower the water. Plus there wi...
by turt
Fri Feb 07, 2003 10:45 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: How much water in tank for baby?
Replies: 4
Views: 723

How much water in tank for baby?

How deep should the water be in the aquarium for a baby RES? I\'m guessing it shouldn\'t be so deep that he can\'t lift his head out when sitting on the bottom, right?

Thanks.
by turt
Tue Jan 28, 2003 1:55 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: turt sleeps under sea shell--OK??
Replies: 5
Views: 1385

Re: turt sleeps under sea shell--OK??

P. S. this is just his motor home for now. If his owners won\'t take him back, I\'m getting him a 20 gallon tank asap. I clean his bowl every day too, to relieve you. Obviously I\'m a little obsessed with having him comfortable if I\'m even on this site. Thanks for caring and sharing. Turd is pretty...
by turt
Tue Jan 28, 2003 1:50 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: turt sleeps under sea shell--OK??
Replies: 5
Views: 1385

Re: Re: turt sleeps under sea shell--OK??

I hope so too. But obviously they don\'t care too much about him for real since they\'re already back from their trip for over a week now and still haven\'t called to check up on him. Frankly, I\'m not one for having pets anyway because I think they should be left in nature--except for like dogs and...
by turt
Sun Jan 26, 2003 11:21 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: turt sleeps under sea shell--OK??
Replies: 5
Views: 1385

Re: turt sleeps under sea shell--OK??

He\'s only an inch and a half long. He came with a fish bowl. I\'m turtle sitting him for my roommate\'s friend. The fishbowl is standard size. I put him in the bath tub once so he could explore a big space (and I even threw his rocks in there), but he was really scared by it. If the friends don\'t ...
by turt
Sun Jan 26, 2003 10:47 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: turt sleeps under sea shell--OK??
Replies: 5
Views: 1385

turt sleeps under sea shell--OK??

Hello, I just inherited a baby RES while some friends went away. I put a sea shell in his fish bowl so he could bask on top of it. However, he isn\'t using it to stand on! He\'s using it as a second shell! He looks so funny walking around or sitting under that shell with his head sticking out. Somet...