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Old 03-08-2009, 12:38 PM
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Hi
Looks like I could become the owner of a very cute American soft shell turtle.
Well thats is what ive been told it is.
Ive turtle sat this past 2 weeks for a neighbour and have been asked if i`d like to
keep it because the daughter is "fed up" with it.
It is green , about 5" long with a long neck and snorkle like nose.It spends
most of the time hiding in the gravel at the bottom of the tank , sticking
its head out of the water every so often to breathe.
Now i am very tempted to take the turtle but after looking on YOUTUBE
im very worried as to what size it will grow and if i`ll be able to give it a
decent quality of life.
A 4 foot tank would be ok in the house but i wouldnt manage something
"huge"
What can i expect please and what do people do with turtles if they do
grow too big
Im really not keen to give it back because quite frankly im worried about
what will happen to it

Thank you
Rosalind
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Old 03-08-2009, 02:34 PM
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Post this into the Shelled & Invertabrates section too, might get more help from those that know about turtles
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Old 03-08-2009, 02:41 PM
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Thank you..i`ll do that..
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Old 03-08-2009, 04:09 PM
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Default soft shell

it is indeed a soft shell,males stay smaller than females but it can attain a 20" shell and males are half that size,they eat most things,but frefer shrimps and lance fish,i had one before and they can grow and get that size in a couple of years if they are well fed,hope that helps
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