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Old 12-07-2009, 10:45 AM
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They had just matured at that size and had to rehome partly due to aggression between the two and also that at the time (and we are talking several years ago) I did not have the means to upgrade their housing and separate them.

They went to live with a private reptile keeper in a heated outbuilding, complete with pond.
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can they go outside in a pond in summer?as i have one and was wondering if that was possible.sum1 told me to build a big run and put a huge bowl ov water in it for her to swim in.
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Old 12-07-2009, 12:01 PM
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No Tasha, they can't

These turtles are from African and cannot tolerate our climate without assisted heating.

The only way you could keep these in an outdoor pond is
a) if the pond was heated AND
b) if the pond was covered by a greenhouse or similar and that was heated also.
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shame wud ov been nice for her.a big pond to swim in.
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