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  1. Daniel Freel

    Brumation

    I've always brought my eastern box turtles in for the winter. This season I want to naturally brumate them to try to encourage breeding next season. They are native to my area (zone 7a) New Jersey. I'm looking to learn any information and tips on how safely do this process. I know I'm months...
  2. Daniel Freel

    Sex?

    Possibly reaching this Russian tortoise. Can anyone tell me male or female? They said they think male but not certain.
  3. Daniel Freel

    Sulcata safe?

    Lots of growth in our vegetable garden at this point in the season. I have to trim off the leaves of our brussel sprout plants this week. Was wondering if the leaves from the brussel sprout plants (not the brussel sprout itself) are safe to feed to my Sulcatas? Any information or personal...
  4. Daniel Freel

    Boa Morph for Eastern Box Turtles

    I'm looking to trade my beautiful, healthy, friendly almost 1 year old female Sharp Albino Jungle Boa Imperator for a group of Eastern Box Turtles. If you know Boa morphs you understand this is a quality snake, not a cheap pet store Boa. If this is something you would be interested in please...
  5. Daniel Freel

    Sulcata safe plants?

    Would like some advice from sulcata owners on landscaping an enclosure. I'm interested in perrenial cold tolerant plants for zone 7. The plants must also be safe and something they're not interested in eating. Looking to make the enclosure more aesthetically pleasing instead of baron ground...
  6. Daniel Freel

    Russian Tortoises

    Hello, I have a few Russians available. 1 adult male unsure of age. He is healthy, friendly, and active. (2) 2 year old CB Russian Tortoises for sale. Both are very healthy, active, friendly, and past the sensitive hatchling stage. Eating on a wide variety of weeds, fresh greens, and Mazuri...
  7. Daniel Freel

    gender

    would like to please hear your opinions on the gender of my redfoot.
  8. Daniel Freel

    Y.F. or R.F.?

    Is this a yellow foot? Or a red foot?
  9. Daniel Freel

    Three Striped Mud Turtles

    Hello, I am in search of a few three striped mud turtles. I am located in NJ and would prefer to pick up, but I am open to shipping. If you have some available please email me @ [email protected]
  10. Daniel Freel

    5 year old sulcata

    I am trying to help a guy out that is looking to rehome his sulcata to a good home. This is the email I received from him. Sulcata is located in Central Pennsylvania area. If you are interested in giving it a great home please let me know and I will give you his contact information. "I have a...
  11. Daniel Freel

    1 year growth

    So between the info I have learned here and online I think I've done pretty good by these two so far. They get a diet consisting of grass, weeds, opuntia, escarole, spring mix(spinach removed), squash, mazuri LS, rose of sharon, and romaine(occasionally). They get 1-2 hour soaks every few days...
  12. Daniel Freel

    7 yrs old male eastern painted turtle

    I recently took in a 7 year old male eastern painted turtle to help a friend out that broke their tank while cleaning it. I don't have the room for it and am trying to find it a good home. Hes in good health and was captive born. Located at the New Jersey Shore area.
  13. Daniel Freel

    7 yr old male eastern painted turtle

    I recently took in a 7 year old male eastern painted turtle to help a friend out that broke their tank while cleaning it. I don't have the room for it and am trying to find it a good home. Hes in good health and was captive born. Located at the New Jersey Shore area.
  14. Daniel Freel

    Filter media

    Just wondering what filter media's do you all use for your aquatic turtles? I've been running a penn plaxx cascade 1000 3 stage with 2 sponges(top tray and bottom tray) and activated carbon(middle tray). It works ok but I would like opinions on other media options. BTW it's running on a 75...
  15. Daniel Freel

    Bromeliad

    Is this a Bromeliad? And is it safe to be in my hatchling sulcata enclosure? Toxic? Edible?
  16. Daniel Freel

    rose of sharon?

    Is this rose of sharon? I have 3 different plants growing behind my shed. Roughly around 8-9 feet tall.
  17. Daniel Freel

    2 r.e.s. dumped on me

    So Friday morning I left my house to go get a haircut upon arrival back home I found a 20 gallon long tank next to my snow plow. I hopped out of my truck to check it out, it had a cheap in tank turtle filter, a fish tank hood and light (non uvb or heat) some gravel, and a few fake plants and...
  18. Daniel Freel

    Prickly Pear?

    Just purchased 2 of the cactus today. They were labeled prickly pear. Just want to A) Verify that's what they really are. B) Are these safe for my sulcatas to eat?
  19. Daniel Freel

    Some advice needed

    Hello all, my name is Dan I'm new to this forum and to owning my 2 new sulcata hatchlings. I am experienced in owning other reptiles such as ball pythons, eastern box turtles. So im not a complete newb to reptiles but definitely new to tortoises. I can't figure out how to post pics but here's...
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