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  1. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi everyone, My partner surprised me with Rapha the horsefield tortoise on Christmas Day just gone. We think Rapha is about 2 and was checked over by a vet this week - all looking good. However, forgot to ask a question. Rapha has softer lines/rings around the bottom of his shell, and when I...
  2. Newbie Advice
    Hi all, My Horsfield tortoise, Maxwell, is about 1yr3m old and has recently developed a soft spot in the very centre of the underside of his shell. The rest of the shell including the rest of the underside is hard as usual. Do you know why this could have happened? He is fed on a mix of weeds...
  3. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    I have a soft shelled turtle who is 7 years old and approx 9 inches and I have had him since he was the size of a 2p. He is in a 5ft tank but is wrecking everything. He rips the pump bits to bits and chews them. Pulls the wires from the heater in and chews that which is a never ending nightmare...
  4. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi I wonder if anyone could please help me. I have a male and female musk turtle about 18 months old, he hasn't grown that fast but she really has and is a good third bigger than him. For some reason now she has a soft shell which I discovered tonight when I took her out to gently clean her...
  5. Rehoming Classifieds
    hi i have a flroida soft shell thats needs rehoming she is about 3-4 years old and 10-12 inches, still has her baby markings and is a very friendly turtle never tries to bite you. looking toi find her a good home and can deliver for the right home at a small cost
  6. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    As some of you may know i've rehoused a map turtle who didn't get the best start had no lights and in a shallow tray (bottom of a hamster cage). She's now in a correct set up and i was lucky as they seamed to be no issues with her. Now i'm wondering if i missed something. She managed to smash...
  7. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    This is by far not the largest soft shell I have caught, but it was pretty big. Hooked it on a live perch. Thought I had a decent catfish on my line until it got pretty close to the bank. Photographed and released her back into the wild. Big Softshell Turtle
  8. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    I am getting a baby chinese soft shell next week ( YAY! ) total excitement. Anyway, I have a question about putting fish in with the turtle, I am more than aware that the chances are they will be eaten by the turtle but hey the circle of life and all that lol.... I find it more as an...
  9. Lizards
    We rescued 2 female leo's between xmas and new year to keep our male happy. Yesterday one of the females laid 2 eggs. I have looked at them today and they still seem very soft. As I am new to having geckos could someone advise me what to do for the best.
  10. Turtles & Tortoise Pictures
    These are two large softshell turtles I caught. One was caught in Fredericksburg Texas, the other in Southlake, Texas. Both were released back into the wild after photographed. Softshell turtle
  11. Shelled Classifieds
    Hi I am looking for an albino soft shell turtle, preferably a baby but would also consider adult. Have the tank ready and would pick up in and around the W Midlands. Cash waiting. Jack:2thumb:
  12. Snakes
    Hi Guys, I have noticed the last couple of times i have taken Peanut out to hold her (my 1st 5 month old Royal) that her body feels soft and squidgy to my touch. Is this a natural occurrence as they grow up? I am feeding her a rat pup every 4/5 days? She is extremely active and has 2 speeds...
  13. Breeding
    Hi. My water turtle egg is now 57 days old and its starting to look "dirty". Before it was clean white but now it has brown spots on the top, brown wet spots on the sides and the shell is really soft. Is this normal? There are still no signs of hatching and im getting worried. Someone please...
  14. Breeding
    Hey guys. I have a 48 day old water turtle egg and yesterday i noticed that it started to "sweat". Its shell got really soft and it is sweatty on the sides. Is that a good sign? First i thought that it is too wet because of the humidity but then i have read somewhere that its the sign of the...
  15. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    I wanted to know if anyone has keeped more the one chinese soft shell turtle in the same tank? Ive read a lot and most thing say they should be kept one their own as they are aggressive to their own species. Also anyone know how much an albino chinese soft shell turtle would be?
  16. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi all, I've noticed my tortoises shell underneath is becoming soft and "spongey". We give him Nutrobol every day and he has a cuttlebone he can gnaw on. He also has a UV light so I don't think thats the issue. We mainly feed him Dandelions along with other flowers (Panseys, forget-me-nots...
  17. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi all, I need some advice on my turtles please. they are about 7 - 8 months old. I brought a tub of Repti calcium to put on my turtles food to make sure they are getting enough calcium. Unfortunately my turtles wont eat out of water so putting the powder on their food is out of the...
  18. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi I need some Advice, please dont critisise. My tortoise is 6 ish years old and has weeds every day with a pinch of calcium powder on, however... her shell has recently gone soft, so iv'e started putting more calcium powder on, im about to buy a cuttlefish, but what else can i do? Thanks Amy
  19. Rehoming Classifieds
    Hi all, i am in great need to rehome my male adult chinese soft shell turtle. If anyone can give this guy a loving home and collect they please get in touch via pm. thanks marie x : victory:: victory:: victory:: victory:: victory:
  20. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    hi there. my tortoise, Muppet who is about 2 yrs old has developed a soft shell on the underside and the edges on the top are staring to become soft too. I am really worried about him i would be very grateful for any information you could give me. thank you
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