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itsmenick
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Is it safe for me to let my male Eastern Painted turtle to leave outside in the pond for the winter where he has been living the last couple months. I live in Oregon, and he is the size of my hand (not sure of exact age). Will it be safe to let him hibernate, or is the Oregon winter too long and cold? PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME! I would really rather leave him outside, my dad wouldnt even let me bring him in.
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well if in oregon the pond will freeze over then there would be no air for the turtle and it would die. plus the water should be warm. u should bring it in. tell your dad its life or death.good luck
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I don\'t know too much about Oregon or the Eastern Painted Turtle. Are they native to your area? Did you find them in a lake?

I don\'t think it would be too good to have them out there all winter long.
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