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  1. Shelled Classifieds
    I am looking for turtles to add to my raised secure pond that are looking for a new home. We are based just outside of Glasgow
  2. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi, I have an outdoor pond for turtles. I wasn't planning on heating it - relying on a) a winter cover, b) it is sheltered and right next to the house and c) i'm right on the south coast (UK) so minimal cold spells. However, i remember seeing an article where someone used a compost bin with a...
  3. Newbie Advice
    Hello, I adopted two yellow bellied sliders about 6 months ago. They are very large and were being housed in a 2ft aquarium. I've put them in a 6 ft aquarium but they're bumping their shells on the glass all the time. I'm considering a large enclosed heated pond area on my garden. Any advise on...
  4. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hey guys, Seen a good number of well-built ponds popping up lately and just had a few questions. 1. Can turtles be left out in them all year round? 2. If not, due to temps, does the water need heating on the hot days the turtles are allowed in them? 3. Hygiene, is it easy to maintain hygiene...
  5. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi all I did lots of research and joined this forum and got some great advice about building an outdoor pond for my two YBS turts that have outgrown my tank. I thought I would share what I have built for them with the help from posters on here, its always nice to share ideas and see results...
  6. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Morning All, I am just finishing the planning for my new indoor turtle pond. It will be in the cellar and 6ft long x 3ft wide x 3.5ft deep. With a separate land space which is 2ft x 2ft. Im looking to make it using a tough pond liner. I currently have One large female YBS. Has anyone done...
  7. Turtles & Tortoise Pictures
    The lads made the most of this summer..despite a rocky start from the Red Belly in particular. Anyway heres a few pics taken over the summer. And the temps on this northerly exposed headland on the west coast of Ireland rarely top 17c. The 5 The diva Camera shy pen cooter Trying...
  8. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    is it just me, or are zoomed's floating docks just a waste of time and money? I suppose there good for one thing though (:
  9. Turtles & Tortoise Pictures
    Hey all,this is my new turtle pond for my musks,ive had to adapt it slightly to make it secure.Ive put a floating basking spot in which i am going to grow something green,probably white clover or any good sugestions.I also have a cover that i can use that will make it hotter but im not sure if...
  10. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Anyone else see this. The man had a big pond and 150 turtles. :flrt: Mostly rescues. Very nice garden too. Turtles in the garden | Home and Garden | Lifestyle | Daybreak - ITV.com *Skip to about 1:25*
  11. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    well, been busy today building the surround to the turtle pond I am making for my RES x YBS hybrid girl...it looks pretty nice I think, the pond is 6ft long by 42in wide by 26in deep. I shall be putting pond liner on the inside of the surround...then will be back filling it all with soil, there...
  12. Turtles & Tortoise Pictures
    step 1 this is my chap digging out the pond step 2 sorting out the lining that stops stuff growing through step 3 gravelling then i did the decorating :crazy: night time dory about to go for her first swim crush looking quite pleased :flrt:
  13. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    I started building a pond last weekend and thought I would keep a log of my progress (or lack of it!) on here for myself and anyone who is interested. I eventually plan to move my 2 turtles in along with some fish. As my garden is on a slope I decided to go for a semi raised pond as I would...
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