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Old 13-09-2011, 02:26 PM
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hey, its been a while since i posted as i have been busy with other stuff.

i got a 2 year old false map turtle, and i was wandering next summer will it be okay for him to go outside? if yes whats best way of "containing" him out side. what size will the pond or turtle tub have to be?

i dont think the false map will grow much more as he is almost 4inch already and he looks to be male as his tale is almost same size as his back legs.

sorry for any spell mistakes was in a rush
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Old 13-09-2011, 05:21 PM
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Yes, s/he can go outside - could probably have gone outside this summer as well.

If I was you, I would buy a preformed pond from say eBay. Either part sink into your lawn, flowerbed or leave freestanding as it won't be that full. Do make sure though it is safe so the turtle cannot climb out etc.

We have both the above. The sunken in one has bamboo canes hammered around it so there is no way the Sliders can force their way through them! (In our thread Outdoor Pond there is a picture)

Both ponds have homemade filters and basking areas.

I know as an alternative you could use a large deep plastic storage box with a turtle dock but clear plastic ones can heat up rather too quickly.

If you look from now onwards on eBay you could well get a bargain as its the wrong season to be pond building.
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yeah i know its wrong time to build ponds as i want to work out costs and sizes etc. thank you
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yeah i know its wrong time to build ponds as i want to work out costs and sizes etc. thank you
I think you misunderstood me - what I mean is that you could get a bargain as most people won't be looking to buy a pond at this time of year. Aquatic shops will also be selling them off cheaper at this time of year as well. So providing you have somewhere to store if over the winter you could be "quids in"!
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