Was fishing with my family and this turtle took our bait of the hook. I think it's a common snapping turtle?
Location is the Willstätter See in Austria.
I have never seen a wild turtle here before and i think someone had enough of his pet since they are not native here.
This is a thread where I will post pictures and updates of my spotted turtle Petrie :)
This is how his setup currently looks.
Finally spied on him basking :)
Petrie in his separate feeding tub
Thanks to all here who helped me with answering all my questions. This forum is...
Wondering if there is glass or some kind of plastic on the market that let's uvb through.
I know there's probably not something that let's 100% through but maybe like 70-90% ?
I cant find anything online that says it let's uvb through...maybe someone here has some info :)
Read a lot of posts here about pyramiding and that it has to do with the wrong humidity and strong lights.
But all I read is tortoises obviously this is mainly a tortoise forum but can someone tell me if my spotted turtle can pyramid also?
Keeping him outside with the real sun no lights
My spotted turtle is still a baby 14 grams
If he gets a little bigger I want to upgrade him and I thought this would do well.
Have any of u tried this pool method before? Do u think it would work for one spotted turtle as adult? Dimensions are 122x122cm and 30cm high.
Or can someone recommend...
Hello I bought a fridge for my spotted turtle to hibernate him during winter.
Now the temperature changes every few like 7-10 hours between 3.8°c and 6°c
Is this in the ok range ?
(Turtle not in yet plan on putting him in the fridge during mid October just testing beforehand)
Just ordered a fridge online for hibernating my spotted turtle baby.
But what about oxygen in the water?
I read some guides online but they don't mention oxygen...
Does a turtle sometimes move the head above the water during hibernation to breathe ?
Or is there enough oxygen in the water...
Hey my spotted turtle hatchling is doing really good. Finally saw him basking in the early mornings. Got a few questions if y'all don't mind :)
1. Do I need to hibernate my spotted turtle?
2. Is it relevant for his health?
If I should do it:
3. How many months ?
4. What temperature ?
Hello turtle and tortoise friends.
Is a dragonfly larvae dangerous for a turtle hatchling?
(Small species.. babys like mud,musk,spotted turtles)
Am worried about my spotted turtle baby saw some dragonflies lay eggs on the plants in my outside tub.
Maybe someone can help me
Why do some species of turtle (sliders,painted,cooters) bask for hours every day and others (spotted,musk,mud,snappers) rarely bask ?
My spotted turtle baby never basks.
While my painted turtle baby basks for hours.
Both outside in tubs.
Got a spotted turtle hatchling
This tub is 60 gallons
Lots of floating plants and dead leafs for cover.
Logs and stones for basking.
Is this ok? Can someone help?
Hes in this since 4 days without problems so far. The tub is on my balcony. Completely predator safe
Hi sorry in advance for my English!
I hope I posted in the right category.
Why are so many turtles and tortoises so colorful? Wouldn't it be better for them to be green?
For example the cooters why are they so bright yellow?
Or the box turtles... why not camouflage?
Is the bright color...