peninsular turtle?

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helpfor henry
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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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If he looks EXACTLY like an RES than he might be just a plain old Slider Turtle. :)
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or a yellow belly slider
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Ya, that\'s what I meant.
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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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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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I take good care of my turtles!
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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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great! well if he\'s fine isn\'t this a sign of growing?
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Awsome! I think so........
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its just his scutes shedding, its fine
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thank you everyone! henry is doing really well now!
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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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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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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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