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HELLO TURTLE LOVERS

Post by TURTLEGIRL2005 » Sat Jun 11, 2005 3:11 pm

:arrow: I AM A BIG TURTLE LOVER.I HAVE OVER 100 TURTLES.I AM INTERESTED IN TALKING TO OTHER TURTLE LOVERS.ANYONE OUT THERE LOVE THEM AS MUCH AS I DO? :D

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Post by STRAYKINGFISHER » Sat Jun 11, 2005 4:00 pm

100?, I love turtles but not enough to have that many :lol:

Welcome to the board :D :D

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Post by poppyduce » Sun Jun 12, 2005 10:20 am

Wow, thats a lot of turtles! Are they indoor or outdoor?

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Post by dixieee » Sun Jun 12, 2005 11:37 am

welcome to the board :)

imagine them indoor :o :o

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Post by RES » Sun Jun 12, 2005 6:50 pm

Wow! That's alot of turtles! I'm new too! But I only have 1. :)

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Post by dixieee » Tue Jun 14, 2005 1:49 am

it begins with 1 :wink:

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Post by STRAYKINGFISHER » Tue Jun 14, 2005 8:28 am

Actually, I began with two :lol:

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Post by dixieee » Tue Jun 14, 2005 12:11 pm

me too but i meant a small number

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Post by VersteckterGeist » Thu Jun 16, 2005 1:03 pm

what species did everyone begin with?

i begun with a little res i found in my pool.. then it went to red bellied cooters.. and now a big ole' res :D

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Post by dixieee » Thu Jun 16, 2005 3:46 pm

2 RES's and then a YBS..i bet RES's will win in that :evil:

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Post by STRAYKINGFISHER » Thu Jun 16, 2005 8:46 pm

Two RES from a fleamarket :D

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Post by Kitty » Fri Jun 17, 2005 5:16 pm

I was born into it....LOL
My dad had western paineted, and RES before I was born, I'm happy to say
I have about 6 of his orignal turtles, but they are all RES. and since they were around before me I'm not saying how old they are....LOL Say how long are they supose to live? I have herd different ages.
I have some were around 50 plus turtles, and at last count 35 nest, which usally avg. 10 eggs, but not all hatch...last hatch 90% did...

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Post by STRAYKINGFISHER » Sun Jun 19, 2005 9:46 pm

I have heard that they live up to 35 to 40 years, but one link that I posted a while ago said that with proper care they have the potential to live well beyond 100 year. :D

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Post by Kitty » Mon Jun 20, 2005 1:39 am

Thanks Stray
I herd the same but up to 150 years.
Well some of mine are pushing 50. actually they past it....
My turtles are all larger than the books say they can grow, and havn't stopped growing yet. Like I said before," they can't read"...LOL

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Post by STRAYKINGFISHER » Mon Jun 20, 2005 9:13 am

How big have yours grown so far??? :D

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Post by Kitty » Mon Jun 20, 2005 4:05 pm

STRAYKINGFISHER wrote:How big have yours grown so far??? :D


I have 2 that I mes. last year at 16" just the shell, but I would say they look closer to 17" this year. The smallest Adult is about 7", most range aprox 12" to 14"

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Post by dixieee » Tue Jun 21, 2005 9:28 am

then that's normal cz i read that they grow to that range

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Post by STRAYKINGFISHER » Tue Jun 21, 2005 1:13 pm

On another board that I visit, the admin guy says that the females grow to 12 inches max, I would love it if you would post a story about your turtles and how big they are, Kitty. :D

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Post by dixieee » Wed Jun 22, 2005 7:21 am

that's for a RES but a cooter for example can reach up to 16" and softshells up to 24"..pretty huge!!

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Post by Kitty » Wed Jun 22, 2005 9:17 pm

STRAYKINGFISHER wrote:On another board that I visit, the admin guy says that the females grow to 12 inches max, I would love it if you would post a story about your turtles and how big they are, Kitty. :D
I will do that for you, I will head out to the pond right now, and get there mes.
Wish me luck!...LOL

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Post by STRAYKINGFISHER » Thu Jun 23, 2005 5:47 pm

Careful you don't fall in :lol: :lol:

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Post by Kitty » Fri Jul 08, 2005 7:21 pm

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! not when food is presant, they will take you out first, Don't get between turtles and there food...lol My western painted female is 16.5" just shell and almost as wide. I pulled her out of the water and I could not hang on to her...(Strong momma)I put her back in, and she turns and swims right back up to me and looks at me as if to say" What did you do that for?" and " Don't mess with the shell" My RES Females range from 12 to 16 just the shells, and my males are 10" to 10.5" my pacfic pond turtle males are 9" to 9.5" I didn't mes every turtle, just the biggest and the smallest. Oh my side track was the ##*#* Crows, they dug up a nest of turtle eggs and ate 5 eggs, they won't do that again.... :D

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