peninsular turtle?

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helpfor henry
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Wed Oct 06, 2004 9:46 am

hi! my habit of adopting discarded exotics has led me to the cutest little turtle i have named henry. he looks like a res but no red marks. i was told that he is a peninsular turtle but i cannot find any info on that type of turtle. meanwhile i have set him up in a 20 gal w/dock and light.

does anyone know anything about peninsulars. i want to do the best for him! thanks!!!!!
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Wed Oct 06, 2004 2:33 pm

If he looks EXACTLY like an RES than he might be just a plain old Slider Turtle. :)
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Wed Oct 06, 2004 10:13 pm

or a yellow belly slider
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Thu Oct 07, 2004 12:23 pm

Ya, that\'s what I meant.
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Fri Oct 08, 2004 9:58 am

o.k. it seems that henry is a peninsula cooter. does anyone know if he needs anything different than a res? or is his care similar. i am following the guidelines i am finding for the sliders. thanks!
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Fri Oct 08, 2004 10:11 am

As Far as I know, I was sold a Eastern Peninsula slider. Wich I\'ve come to know as Mordicai Jones. I feed him the same fish/anachris plants/sticks/shrimp that I feed my Yellow Belly \"Tiny\" and RES \"Stupid\". You said that he was discarded. Make sure he eats good and stays warm. Check his eyes and shell. It\'s been my experience that people do not take are of there turtles. So hopefully they\'ll be in good hands. You should send a pic.

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Fri Oct 08, 2004 3:07 pm

I take good care of my turtles!
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Tue Oct 12, 2004 8:35 am

thanks! his eyes were always closed but now they are open all the time and he is eating. he seems great now, swimming & basking. (i was really worried) the only thing i notice is that some of his shell \"sections\" look like they are peeling up around the edges. any ideas? or is this normal. thanks again!!!
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Tue Oct 12, 2004 10:57 am

great! well if he\'s fine isn\'t this a sign of growing?
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Tue Oct 12, 2004 10:07 pm

Awsome! I think so........
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Thu Oct 21, 2004 10:17 pm

its just his scutes shedding, its fine
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Wed Oct 27, 2004 5:03 pm

thank you everyone! henry is doing really well now!
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Wed Oct 27, 2004 9:58 pm

Henry is lucky to have such a caring owner - and his recovery shows that.

Laughing as I read RES named \"stupid\". My RES is named Speedy, but nicknamed Stupid after 3 escapes from the tank. My daughter said (she was caring for him during escape #3): he\'s stupid for getting out, but he did come back (was at the foot of the tank after 12 hour MIA) for supper!
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Mon Nov 01, 2004 12:02 pm

now that henry is feeling better he swims to me every time he sees me. does anyone know if he could just want attention? sometimes i feed him but he doesn\'t eat. he stretches out of the water like he wants me to pick him up and he loves when i touch the outside of his aquarium. do turtles really love human attention? should i be holding him alot? thanks for any ideas!
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Mon Nov 01, 2004 12:50 pm

i believe of entimate moments between turtles and the owner..if he comes to u then he recognizes u and better than that he also likes u..
way to go with ur guy
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