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    Spotted turtle hibernation length?

    The thing is my male has been very active last year. Matter of fact, the breeder I got him from lives in Seguin less than an hour away from me where he has kept his colony outdoors all year. The female I got from him a year ago is highly active as mentioned before. The male Ive had for 3 years...
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    Spotted turtle hibernation length?

    Thanks. And just to let you know, I also have a male Eastern Mud with them that I see from time to time when weather permits. That said, I hardly worry about him seeing is how he shows himself when he wants to. Then again, his species is common here. And again, only my female Spotted is active...
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    Spotted turtle hibernation length?

    I habe a pair of Spotted turtles that live in an outdoor 8X12 pen in the suburbs of San Antonio, Texas. I have a very healthy young female that is catching fish in the small custom shallow pond. But I have not seen my male since January before he went back under a hiding log. The pen is escape...
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    Water Hyacinth

    Good to hear!
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    Water Hyacinth

    Thanks for the input!
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    Water Hyacinth

    Is water hyacinth safe for chelonians, and if so then what species can have that in their diet? I habe it in my small shallow pond in my Spotted enclosure as cover and to keep from drowning. Was just curious if any turtle species can make a meal out of it (my Russian tortoise Steve takes...
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    Smallest Asian Box species

    Thanks. And apologies for the repeated question. It's been ages since I last logged on so forgive me if I haven't been keeping tabs on my threads. But either way, thank you once again.
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    Smallest Asian Box species

    Curious about what species of asian box turtle is the smallest? I've heard some say ambos are one of many that are roughtly around the size of our Americans. But then there is the breaking down of subspecies and localities. Just looming for clarity (more or less) because for space sake I'm...
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    Flood-proofing tortoise homes

    You and me both, and I'm sure as well as other here feel the same even the most experienced of owners. To me, turtles and tortoises, when properly cared for, make the perfect pets for me.
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    Flood-proofing tortoise homes

    That helps tremendously! Thanks much. And sorry that happened to you. But at least it is good that I am getting this info for future use. I will try and draw up plans for a brand new enclosure later on down the road.
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    Flood-proofing tortoise homes

    So true. Thank you!
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    Flood-proofing tortoise homes

    Thanks again! Never hurts to be too prepared.
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    Flood-proofing tortoise homes

    Thanks again for this helpful link. I don't plan on breeding them anytime soon. Matter of fact, my spotty and my eastern muddy are the only ones outside prepping up for hibernation for the 2nd year so I will not see them until March or April. Ive actually always been very careful with my torts...
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    Flood-proofing tortoise homes

    Dont worry, I dont plan on breeding anytime soon. They are still too young, I believe. Basically, I am looking for advice for the future. Atm I only take them outdoors during summer days and bring them into their indoor enclosures the colder days. Yes, the male has his own pad just in case he...
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    Flood-proofing tortoise homes

    Thanks. I am not familiar with hibernating them in the fridge as I am scared that I might accidentally kill them. That is why I would rather they do it naturally, so I had to ask.
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