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turtle newbie

Posted: Sat May 28, 2005 3:42 pm
by J double R
hey hey, i just got a teeny little painted turtle.. ( i think thats what it is anyways ) about the size of a quarter, lively little fellow.. ive had my box turtle for 15 years, but i know nothing about these water turtle types..

Posted: Sat May 28, 2005 3:45 pm
by dixieee
welcome to the board :) u can ask about anything u want or share any stories u have about ur turtles..we would like to see pix too if possible :D so what are their names?

Posted: Sat May 28, 2005 3:56 pm
by J double R
the box turtle is named Joey (i got HER when i was 5 and was determined it was a boy.. lol only to find out later when she laid some eggs..) the little guy doesnt have a name yet, i just found him today while i was out fishing. the box is in oklahoma with my parent's while i am in the military, i shall get her back in '08 when i get out. im gonna go take some pix of the new guy, brb..

Posted: Sat May 28, 2005 3:59 pm
by dixieee
how cute! waiting for the pix :)

Posted: Sat May 28, 2005 4:12 pm
by J double R
pix are uploading.. he is swimming around like he owns the place.. its a little 1 gallon tank. lol. ive got a larger 30 gallon he will live in later, i didnt plan on getting another turtle so i need to set it up.

Posted: Sat May 28, 2005 4:14 pm
by J double R
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Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 9:01 am
by STRAYKINGFISHER
That's a very cute turtle, I just saw a little RES in a small pond at a park that me and my girlfriend went to, I was trying to take a picture with my PDA but I needed to get closer, needless to say, the RES didn't wait for me to get closer. :( :lol: , no wonder they are called sliders :lol: :lol:

Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 3:33 pm
by dixieee
oh he is soo cute i could kiss him :D how adorable!!

Posted: Mon May 30, 2005 3:02 pm
by J double R
well, i visited the reptile shop, and im gonna build him a turtle tank out of a 30gallon on friday... i cant wait!!! :D

Posted: Mon May 30, 2005 8:03 pm
by Robin_Luver13
hes definitally a painted turtle. my Robin looks just like him, only Robins a bit bigger (about the size of the palm of my hand)... like dixeee said ask any questions ya like... id love to be able to share my expirience with you! :D

Posted: Tue May 31, 2005 7:41 pm
by J double R
YAY!! he started eating today! my wife saw it and got all excited! hehehe... we were worried he wasnt gonna eat but he started munchindown on the little baby turtle sticks i bought at the reptile shop. now alls i gotta do is buy the uv lighting and the plexy glass so i can build the tank for him. this is gonna be SWEET! heeh.. i missed having a turtle.

Posted: Tue May 31, 2005 8:26 pm
by Robin_Luver13
YAY!! he started eating today!

I kno the feeling... i remember when robin ate his turtle food for the first time *goes into dreamy phase* ahhh... good times, good times lol :lol:

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 12:53 am
by poppyduce
What a cutie! Welcome to the board! Can hardly remember when mine were that tiny!

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 5:19 pm
by dixieee
Robin_Luver13 wrote:YAY!! he started eating today!

I kno the feeling... i remember when robin ate his turtle food for the first time *goes into dreamy phase* ahhh... good times, good times lol :lol:
LOL i know it too but thanx were to the tuna not the pellets

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2005 3:48 pm
by J double R
well, i got all the stuff for the turtle tank, im gluing the plexy glass on right now and i'll have pix in a couple days when its all set up!! :D

Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 2:47 am
by dixieee
can't wait to see them :)