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  1. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi All, We've come to the difficult decision that the best future for our little RES would be to rehome him with someone who has more time to give him the dedication and attention he deserves. However; after coming to this decision we're now having an awful problem finding a suitable home for...
  2. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi All, Stumped on a tank issue and was wondering if anybody could help. We have a little female RES who has lived quite happily for years in a 500l tank (filled to about half full) with a Fluval 405 filter and Arcadia D3 T5 UV lighting. Recently, we noticed that the water in the tank had...
  3. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi My RES just laid eggs (unfertile) yesterday. Just wonder how many more clutches she may lay in the next few days or weeks? I didn't prepare nesting area, she just laid on the floor when I let her out from the tank yesterday. I live in an high rise apartment in Malaysia. Their tank is set...
  4. Habitat Pictures
    Here is a 75 gallon tank I just completed for our red-eared slider. Fake wall on 2 sides, removable "island" that hides the top tank support, and an ~8" tank topper to prevent escapes and allows for the tank to be completely filled.
  5. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hello guys, I am looking at getting a RES, reptiles are quite rare in the pet industry in NZ but in the UK I have owned lizards and snakes. I was just looking for advice or even general information on what they are like as pets. I want something that is easy to care for but fun to look at, I...
  6. Shelled Classifieds
    I am looking for adult painted turtles. Also looking for various cooters and RES in W Midlands. Will travel for painted turtle. Cash waiting
  7. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    I was given an adult res a couple of weeks ago, thread here, http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/forums/shelled-turtles-tortoise/959013-new-res-rescue.html I've set up a temporary basking area and as long as the lights have been turned on, he has been under it, this has done wonders for his shell as...
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  8. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    A happy story for you all :) because bad husbandry in the reptile world is depressing- So 'Myrtle' is around 20 years old and I got her last January with a 3 inch carapace which was black, pyramided and very tucked in at the sides. She also had a fungal infection and RI and a lot of retained...
  9. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Sometimes my father takes Squirt my RES out of his tank and puts him on the floor of the living room. Anyway, Squirt keeps on going up and sitting in front of our fire (it's a wood-burning enclosed fire with a glass door) My father takes Squirt away from the fire and puts him elsewhere in the...
  10. Shelled Classifieds
    Two male red eared sliders, believed to be Rio Grandes. Free to good home. Please pm for more info
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  11. Newbie Advice
    Hello everyone, I am new to this site, I just started today. I was recommended to go here by someone on Yahoo! Answers. I've been noticing some strange behaviors in my turtles. I own 1 Map Turtle (Don't know what kind of Map) and 1 RES. It has been over 2 weeks now since my Map Turtle has eaten...
  12. Shelled Classifieds
    Hi guys, I'm looking to rehome one or two turtles, I have a four foot tank set up with a YBS, he's approx 4 to 5 inches at the moment and looks rather lonely in there on his own. I also have a three foot tank which has two YBS that are 3 months old at the moment, I would rather rehome a turtle...
  13. Shelled Classifieds
    Three CB Pastel Red-Eared Terrapins [Trachemys scripta elegans] for sale; all female. Approximately 15 cm long; have been living in a pond for the past 4 years and hibernte sucessfully. £45.00 each or £100.00 for the trio PM or Phone 020 8696 9733
  14. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hey guys :) So I know that turtles shouldn't have too much protein so I only feed two or so times a week But I was wondering about feeding fresh fish to them such as whitebait perhaps? what are peoples opinions?
  15. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Where can you buy Red Eared Sliders? All I ever see is YBS, or something like them. I have not had seen them since my last on e which was 2 years ago, roughly. I have a chinese softshell, maybe getting an albino too and I really want a RES. (NOT IN THE SAME TANK OBVIOUSLY) And yes, not only...
  16. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi All, We have an 8 year old male RES who has, over the past couple of months, become such a picky eater that he'll pretty much now only eat prawns... and only if we shell them! He used to be quite happy with a feeding regime of King British Terrapin food or Reptomin followed with worms...
  17. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi This morning 7am when I went to feed my turtles, I found one was stuck - one of his rear legs was sucked by the filter hose. I dont know how long he was stuck there, it could be anytime after 1:30am (coz my daughter did check on them right before she went to sleep, at that time all are...
  18. Turtles & Tortoise Pictures
    In certain ways, she is my favourite because she is very "sociable". I mean, she doesnt mind my presence around her. For sure, I know she associates me with foods because everytime when I approached the tank (when they were in the tank) or when I approached the balcony (when they were out on...
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  19. Turtles & Tortoise Pictures
    One day, I heard noises at my balcony. And, this was what I found. :gasp::gasp: "Oops, you found me??????????" "I'm just trying to get some exercise....." I found him climbed into the water tank 2 times, and another 2 times, he fell into the area between my balcony...
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  20. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    My babies [left] Took 26/9/2010 (SCL 3.74” 3.38” 2.95” 2.71”) ............................................................. [right] Took 15/5/2011 (SCL 4.60” 4.92” 4.05” 4.05”) [left] Took 26/9/2010 - SCL 3.38"...
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