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lineman63
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I was wondering if anyone here has tried to make a paludarium habitat for their turtle? I am working on that right now and was hoping for some advice on that. I was also wondering if anyone has tried mixing a turtle with other reptiles, like anoles or frogs. If a land area is big enough would that be possible?
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Wed Jan 12, 2005 5:45 pm

wow are you trying to make a turzard or a frotle?
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Wed Jan 12, 2005 5:55 pm

by mixing reptiles i mean in the same environment not breeding lol. I just want to know if anyone has kept another reptile in the same aquarium as a turtle.
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Wed Jan 12, 2005 7:14 pm

I wouldn\'t try it. My kids put a frog in the turtle tank and the turtles immediately started to harrass it.
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Wed Jan 12, 2005 7:16 pm

ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo........................that changes everything at least u arent trying to make a turguan---a
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Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:50 am

reptileman has frogs with the turtle and everything seems to be fine with them:)
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Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:55 am

I found out what happens when you mix turtles and frogs:D :

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This is from this webpage:
http://heini.museum.wa.gov.au/frogwatch ... urtle.html

It\'s called a turtle frog:D:D, really!
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Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:50 am

well lineman looks like someone already beat u to mixing them......and do u want to miz land turtles or aquatics?
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Thu Jan 13, 2005 3:34 pm

now this is NO!!
i bet they were forced to do it..turtles and frogs are not that stupid to mate even if they don\'t know what they really look like they can tell who is with them and who\'s not
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Thu Jan 13, 2005 3:55 pm

First of all the picture is a true frog, NOT a mixed breed. It has the name turtle frog due to it\'s apperance. :)


Usually the recommendation is not to mix turtles with fish, frogs ect. As they grow the turtles will eat them. Often times they will get along as long as the turtles head is smaller than the other critter, but before long the turtle will start to take nibbles.

Back when I started keeping turtles I had a really neat viquarium. I had some very large goldfish (8-9\"). As soon as Tank and Stew were about 5\" the smaller goldfish was in pieces in the bottom of the tank. I would not wish that experience on anyone.
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Thu Jan 13, 2005 4:07 pm

am sorry for the baby goldfish
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Thu Jan 13, 2005 5:30 pm

I believe it just walks, since it is so big, it probably can\'t jump, the article says its arms are small but muscular, so it shouldn\'t have any trouble walking, although I can\'t see that it would be a very good climber when it comes to big rocks, it would be like a lowrider car in a parking lot full of speed bumps:D:D
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Thu Jan 13, 2005 8:36 pm

just like mixing a cat and a dog is impossible, mixing a turtle and a frog is impossible.

different animals do not have the same sex organs or number of chromosomes. it just doesn\'t work. even if an egg was fertilized (which i doubt is possible) it wouldn\'t be able to divide to produce an embryo.
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Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:42 pm

well it is possible
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Fri Jan 14, 2005 3:07 am

sounds logical rach..here comes the medicine school students:p
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Fri Jan 14, 2005 6:01 pm

actually you CAN mix species you just cant have them reproduce with each other
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Sat Jan 15, 2005 2:52 am

well,,if ur sure they won\'t eat each other..
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Sat Jan 15, 2005 3:24 pm

OF COURSE you can MIX 2 animals in a tank. it all depends on their behavior.
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Sat Jan 15, 2005 3:33 pm

All this from a question about putting two different animals in the same enclosure:D:D
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Sat Jan 15, 2005 6:29 pm

STRAYKINGFISHER wrote:
All this from a question about putting two different animals in the same enclosure:D:D
hey just had to get people educated. ;)
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Sat Jan 15, 2005 8:22 pm

hahahaha...now this is something i`ve not heard....well if u ask me i have a friend who mixed a lizard with his turtle.....not sure what kind but they seem ok....oh and about that picture of the turtle frog stray....real neat i`d say....
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Sat Jan 15, 2005 9:56 pm

I\'ve never even heard of the turtle-frog!
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Sat Jan 15, 2005 11:27 pm

wow, thanks for all the input. Has anyone kept a land turtle with a aquatic turtle in the same encloser? Im trying to replicate an ecosystem. Anyone know about compatability?
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Sun Jan 16, 2005 12:15 am

Well, odds are, if you put enough water for the aquatic turtle to swim in and put a land turtle in the enclosure with it, the land turtle will not be able to swim and drown, if you put a setup more for a land turtle, your aquatic turtle is bound to dehydrate. Then there is the question about the different diets.
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Sun Jan 16, 2005 7:00 am

mixing lizards with land turtles is more natural than mixing it with a water turtle..land turtles can\'t swim and water turtles need deep enought water so i don\'t think it happens..

rach btw i didn\'t get anything from that it\'s so complicated for me lol
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dixieee wrote:
rach btw i didn\'t get anything from that it\'s so complicated for me lol
haha, sorry! ;)

i\'m quite an analytical person.
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Sun Jan 16, 2005 2:57 pm

lol no it was fine until the part of bionomial nomenclature which i know i will never get
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dixieee wrote:
lol no it was fine until the part of bionomial nomenclature which i know i will never get
sure you will! you\'re a smart girl!
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Sun Jan 16, 2005 3:06 pm

thanx but nah not when it comes to biology:)
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