What are red ear sliders?

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Tue Dec 21, 2004 1:47 pm

Hi everyone,
As a kid ive always loved turtles and my mom got me one yesterday...i know its a red eared slider....but wat are red eared sliders ...LAND or Aquatic:S...plz reply soon
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Tue Dec 21, 2004 2:10 pm

They are semi-aquatic, kinda like amphibian, I guess, it means that they spend most of their time in water, not all, they need a place to come out and sun themselves, they have to eat in the water so they can swallow, and they lay eggs on land, or vermiculite, if he is captive (pet).

What is your turtle\'s name?:D
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Tue Dec 21, 2004 3:49 pm

welcome to the board:)
sliders are the best:D and yes they are semi-aquatic
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Tue Dec 21, 2004 6:50 pm

Hi my turtle\'s name is ERWIN...well im assuming hes a boy its kinda hard to figure out wat he is since he\'s a baby...i luv him so much..well the pet store gave him to us in a bowl with stones a fake plant and i only emerge half his body in water..is that ok or should i put in more water and is i tok to keep him in that bowl for now seeing that he\'s a baby...i know as he grows heck prob. need a tank....I LUV HIM SO MUCH:)
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Wed Dec 22, 2004 2:38 am

yeah baby turtles are irresistable..i can\'t stop kissing them:D but DON\'T lol

if u can get a big tank from now then do it bcz sooner or later u\'ll have to get one and it\'s better not to keep changing the environment always..until u decide on that, u\'ll have to raise the water level a little bit for 2 reasons: 1- in case he flips on his back, ur turtle needs to have enough water to get back to the right position by himself. 2- turtles need to eat in water to help them swallow food..
so raise the level at least to cover all his body and if can do it more then do..turtles enjoy swimming
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dixieee wrote:
yeah baby turtles are irresistable..i can\'t stop kissing them:D but DON\'T lol

if u can get a big tank from now then do it bcz sooner or later u\'ll have to get one and it\'s better not to keep changing the environment always..until u decide on that, u\'ll have to raise the water level a little bit for 2 reasons: 1- in case he flips on his back, ur turtle needs to have enough water to get back to the right position by himself. 2- turtles need to eat in water to help them swallow food..
so raise the level at least to cover all his body and if can do it more then do..turtles enjoy swimming

sooner or later its going to need a tank? well what if the turtle dies... which it probulaly will with this kid and his little bowl lol, i dont think he even has a basking area or any lights or anything... i wouldnt recommend getting any big tank lately, kid. wait about a year and if hes healthy then yes get a tank.

good luck! (your gonna need it)
im sayin a prayer for that poor poor turtle now!
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dixieee wrote:
welcome to the board:)
sliders are the best:D and yes they are semi-aquatic
hmmm sliders arent the best every turtle is the same u hater lol jk
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Mon Jan 03, 2005 5:42 am

why are u so rude? do u get a pet or anything let\'s say a friend to expect his/her death soon?? i don\'t know how could u even think of it..that kid is happy with the turtle and is just asking what to do..it\'s not people\'s fault that petshops don\'t give right info.
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stunt pogoer wrote:
dixieee wrote:
welcome to the board:)
sliders are the best:D and yes they are semi-aquatic
hmmm sliders arent the best every turtle is the same u hater lol jk
I thought we settled this fighting thing, we know you have your likes and dislikes but don\'t disrespect others only because they don\'t think the way you do, Our world would be back in the stone age if we all thought the same, no new inventions, no strives for betterment, no desire to change the world, sounds kinda boring to me, I don\'t know about you.
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Mon Jan 03, 2005 11:41 am

yeah..someone needs to see a psycho
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and dont tell the owner of the site u 888888 bcuz she emailed me sayin u guys told on me waaahhhhhhhhh!!!!!! ... u guys are real cool! hahahahahaha right....
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Wed Jan 05, 2005 1:51 pm

No the owner of the site did not email you.... I DID!! I asked you to please respect others opinions. I am going to edit your post but I am asking you once again to please refrain from name calling ect. As for the foul language, that is not tolerated at all here. If you feel you can not abide by the rules of this message board please feel free to find another.
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Wed Jan 05, 2005 2:10 pm

why r u keeping him deesygirl? he\'s not doing any good to the board and many people don\'t like to be in places with such stupid people like him!
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Wed Jan 05, 2005 2:41 pm

I asked you to please respect others opinions.
I tried the nice approach when stunt pogoer started his attacks, it didn\'t work then, I doubt it will work this time around, I wish it would, I mean, what is he gaining from attacking people and their view points, I too think he should find another forum to join, there are plenty of forums out there where they have no respect for anyone, I\'m sure stunt pogoer would be happier there, I know we would be.
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Wed Jan 05, 2005 2:42 pm

we sure would be..
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Wed Jan 05, 2005 2:57 pm

I do have to give him the option to abide by the rules here.

Strayking: I know you tried the nice approach, and I thank you for that.

When someone comes in and starts problems I usually let it slide at first. Most people recognise the type of board we have here and either settle down or go somewhere else. If the behaviour continues I start by emailing them and editing posts or locking threads as needed. Only as a last resort do I ask Taryn to ban someone. Stunt pogoer has contributed nicely to some threads and so I know he is capable of maintaining a civil attitude. But we will have to see what happens from here on out.
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Wed Jan 05, 2005 4:39 pm

Good enough for me:D:D
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Wed Jan 05, 2005 5:12 pm

deesygirl, check your quote.
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Wed Jan 05, 2005 5:24 pm

reptileman wrote:
deesygirl, check your quote.
:O Thanks. I guess I missed it first time around.
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no prob now about being a mod...lol I\'m kidding! :D
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Thu Jan 06, 2005 12:38 am

LOL u have ur own board
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Thu Jan 06, 2005 10:36 am

u need to find frog owners..gather some info about frogs and post it there,,then go to other frog boards and look for people posting questions then link them to ur forum
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Thu Jan 06, 2005 12:02 pm

Most boards don\'t like it when you link one of their questions to another board, it happened to me when I directed one of their questions to this board because we had discussed his/her problem, admin wrote me an e-mail? on their board that I had to click on and they said that I couldn\'t do that, I told them If the person gets the help his/her turtle needs, who cares where the answer came from, and I left.
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Thu Jan 06, 2005 12:46 pm

why would they even care?? we all link to other boards in here..some people are so complicated!!
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Fri Jan 07, 2005 8:25 am

I guess they don\'t want to lose their posters. Who knows:D:D
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Fri Jan 07, 2005 12:03 pm

i believe that nobody loses his posters..i came to this board first and sticked to it although i didn\'t get the needed replies on my questions at that time while i did get better ones on another forum..i still check there but i\'m posting here nowadays..many of us go to other boards too and come back..it should be like a cooperation between all related forums
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Fri Jan 07, 2005 12:22 pm

I agree, I check on two other boards but they don\'t have many posters, I try to stimulate one of the other boards but I guess no one is interested. Oh well, I\'ll still check back with them.
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Fri Jan 07, 2005 5:24 pm

I switch between this one and my frog one.
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Sat Jan 08, 2005 12:42 pm

i might join soon..there is a dam in our area that gets filled when it rains and since it rained for a continuous week then a good pond must be in there with too many frogs..i went once a long time ago there and cought some but let them go immediately..maybe i\'ll bring a couple home this time:D
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Sat Jan 08, 2005 7:48 pm

kewl! I\'m sure you\'d make a good mod :D :D
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Sat Jan 08, 2005 11:01 pm

We could always use another mod:D:D, keep us from getting lonely:D
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Sun Jan 09, 2005 1:39 am

but make sure you know a little about frogs.
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reptileman wrote:
but make sure you know a little about frogs.
i will but isn\'t it very similar to turtles?

lol r u both the mods in there? i\'ll just be a normal member so u can moderate on someone:D
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yeah, stray you can log in even though its in maintainance mode.
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Sun Jan 09, 2005 3:55 pm

I know, I already did:D
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Sun Jan 09, 2005 8:32 pm

yes dixieee, we\'re both mods and I want a few more.
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Mon Jan 10, 2005 1:39 pm

What is a mod?
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Mon Jan 10, 2005 3:00 pm

a moderator..an admin. to the site
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Actually Reptileman is Admin, I am just a mod:D
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