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Urgent.... Please help...

Postby Knighty » Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:12 am

Have you ever raised a turtle b4 ??? :(

I just got one....... IT'S EXTREMELY SMALL..... Just 20-days old.. About 3.5 cm long...

I haven't got a clue what to feed her/him ( I still can't tell the difference :oops: )

Please.. Just tell me what to do>>> Where to put it.... How to let it drink...

(It might not be the time to get a turtle.. I've got so many exams ahead in the next month.... But I got it now... 'n I just don't know what to do :cry: :cry: )...
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Postby MrMistery » Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:17 pm

see the forum rules regarding topic naming and posting in the appropriate forum.
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Postby kotoreru » Mon Apr 30, 2007 2:38 pm

Get the Turtle back from wherever you got it from - PLEASE.
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Postby Darby » Mon Apr 30, 2007 5:38 pm

What you've got here is equivalent to saying you'd just gotten a mammal - it's too broad a category.

What kind of turtle is it?
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Postby Poison » Mon Apr 30, 2007 5:58 pm

Have you tried giving some leaves to it? some lettuce maybe (to see if it is a herbivor turtle)
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Postby dejavu » Tue May 01, 2007 2:50 am

MrMistery wrote:see the forum rules regarding topic naming and posting in the appropriate forum.
Moved to zoology

Looks like we found a new definition for the term "general"
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Postby Knighty » Tue May 01, 2007 8:30 am

MrMistery, sorry for that.. I'm still new here 'n I don't know all forums.. So "General" seemed appropriate... Anyway, thanks for movin' it...

[quote=Darby]What kind of turtle is it?[/quote]
I haven't got a clue..... That's because a friend gave it to me as one of the babies of his "mother" turle...
Have you tried giving some leaves to it? some lettuce mayb

Oh yeah........ It didn't eat it...
It kept drinkin' alot of water though..... :roll:
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Postby Darby » Tue May 01, 2007 4:22 pm

Try describing it and letting us know what you know about its background -

and if this came from a "mother," what has the mother been living on?
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Postby orbit » Wed May 02, 2007 12:28 pm

In Australia, most pet shops that deal in exotic pets can usually provide you with 'turtle food' and I assume this would be the case in other countries as well. Unlike many reptiles (and amphibians too), turtles will take non live food which means that you don't have to have a container filled with bugs in your house constantly. Small turtles can be kept in tanks. These tanks are usually about half filled with water. It is important to give the turtle somewhere to rest on land as they will probably get tired of swimming and I imagine probably drown. Many tanks setups that I have seen have a flat surface above the water which has a ramp which leads down into the water so they can get in and out of the water easily. Many species of turtles do grow quite large and will probably need to be given an outdoor inclosure when this happens. Turtles can live for a long long long time. Quite possibly longer than you depending on the species. So keep in mind that they are a long term commitment. Like any living thing, they need and deserve to be given a certain quality of life. If you are not willing to give this kind of commitment I recommend you give the little guy back to the original owners. They are lovely little creatures tho and I encourage you keep it if you believe you are willing to commit to it. All the best with it. I Hope I have been of some assitance. :)
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Postby kotoreru » Wed May 02, 2007 12:35 pm

Could you at least post a picture? There are only 7 species of turtle, so it's not too hard to narrow down, but all of them are quite endangered so I wonder how on Earth you got one in the first place...

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Whoops, just found out that US English lumps Turtles, Terrapins and Tortoises all together...apologies.
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Postby i_r_e_d » Thu May 03, 2007 4:38 pm

I've raised aquatic turtles before... Very stinky little creatures that's tank has to be cleaned almost daily... I was like 10 at the time and I just couldn't handle it so they were taken from me... :( Probably for the best though...
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