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  1. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi everyone, I wondered if you could help me I've owned 2 musk turtles for about 9 years now, and the larger one has stopped eating completely for about a week and a half now. Hes also generally really slow and spends most of his time laying in the shallow water not moving much, hes always been...
  2. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    A few months ago I got two yellow belly slider turtles from someone. They are 12 years old and lived their whole lives in a dirty ten gallon tank, no uvb or heating, and they only ate pellets. They are adults but are stunted. Since I’ve had them, I’ve been feeding them everyday and they’ve...
  3. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi I'm looking for some advice for my turtles lighting, currently have 2 musk turtles in a small tank and we have a big tank sitting empty that I want to transfer them to. This tank however comes with a lid and I was hoping for some advice on best way of setting up lights in this kind of tank
  4. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    So I rescued a turtle with both her front legs, one of back legs is missing a foot, the other leg is completely gone. I built her an enclosure and she seems to love it, but I think she may be gravid? She hasn’t been eating the last few days. Thursday she stayed in her water all day, Friday she...
  5. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi, recently i realized that some of my turtles a mix of yellow bellied sliders and red ear sliders have been getting these white spots on their shell and not knowing whether it was shell rot or hard water spots i took the decision to get turtle fix API. With that being said I was bound to use...
  6. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hello, looking for some advice, I found my 9 year old Musk turtle on its back a couple of days ago, I fished it out and it looked to all intents and purposes dead, completely limp, not responsive etc. It was still breathing so I took it to the vets, who wasn't a great deal of help, just checked...
  7. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hey guys I’ve finally picked my tank and now I’m setting out in designing it, it’s 6ft x 1.8ft x 1.3ft so fairly large would you recommend one big super duper water heater or 2 smaller heaters either end
  8. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi All, I have a querie about my new pet turtles, I was gifted them 2 days ago but am not sure what breed of turtle/ terrapin they are. im guessing these are musk turtles but i need some clarification from a pro! Please see below images Thanks, much appreciated https://ibb.co/dH654J...
  9. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    I am needing help positively identifying what type of turtle I have! Can anyone tell me, with certainty, what type this is?
  10. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi. I am taking over care of a YBS that is about 9 years old it is around 7 inches from the top of its shell to the bottom. Its current tank is now too small and it doesn't come out of the water to bask on its docking station (I think it struggles to climb up on it so maybe a ramp would be...
  11. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi I am new to this forum and wanted advice about which turtle to buy. Please can someone tell me the difference between a Razor back Musk turtle and a common musk turtle. Is there one that is better to handle than the other or does one grow bigger than the other? I have got a 3ft tank with a...
  12. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Help! My Razorbacked Musk turtle has this strange white growth on his rear end. It's been there for over a week! He seems to be acting normal, but I'm still worried. Does anyone know what's wrong with him? He's housed with three other turtles. Please help!!
  13. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi, I've been rescuing damaged/unwanted turtles for a while now, but I'm having some trouble with a recent rescue. He's completely blind, which is fine, I have a couple of blind/half blind turtles that manage just fine. The only thing is I haven't been able to get him to eat yet. I've tried...
  14. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hello everyone, I recently adopted a pet turtle which I believe is a Yellow bellied Slider. I found her living in someones backgarden with no water, UV light or basking area. She was just left to roam around. From one end of the shell to the other she is just over 8" in length. I just wanted...
  15. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    What does everyone feed their turtles? I feed my three month old map turtle the King British turtle and terrapin complete food where it has dead fish, shrimps and pellets in. The fish seem to be a bit big for him at the moment but he loves the little shrimps and munches on the pellets. I tried...
  16. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi everyone, I was just wondering how often you feed your turtles? The pet shop I bought mine from recommended twice daily but my turtle only seems to want to eat in the morning and doesn't really want to eat in the evenings but then I've heard from other people that you only feed them once...
  17. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi, my African helmted turtle is hibernating it's been 2 months now and every week or two it might pop its head out then go back down. How long should I let her sleep for? How much water do I spray on her to not let her dehydrate?
  18. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    So we have three turtles, they are all roughly about a year old now. But what really worries me is that they are not all the same size. I am worried my smaller turtle is not getting enough as the biggest one is taking all of the smallest one's food. Also just today, I noticed the biggest one was...
  19. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    We currently have a turtle we have acquired from my partner's work colleague. They take in a lot of rescue animals, and didn't have room for it anymore so we've take it on. We've had it a few months now and would like to think it's settled but we don't know huge amounts about it other than...
  20. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi, around 5 days ago one of my turtles was bitten in the anus by one of the other turtles. I noticed the water went a red colour and so I immediately removed the turtle and carried it over to the sink. There was blood dripping onto my hand as I walked over and it seemed to be a lot of it. The...
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