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  1. M

    Rehome three toe box turtle

    So within the last few years my neighborhood and general region in the north Houston area has undergone quite a bit of development. Recently we have been running into the issue of turtles and tortoises becoming displaced. Normally when a red ear slider or another aquatic turtle is found it just...
  2. D

    Tortoise Help - Is my tortoise sick?

    Hi guys! So i have a tortoise that lives in my garden ( soil there is no grass atm) Anyways my tortoise is active and very fast! but recently (4 days ago) she started sleeping for too long! like a day and half at the same spot, while sleeping her head isn’t completely inside. In the last two...
  3. D

    Advanced informarion needed on peacock slider hatchling care.

    My aquatic turtle adventure started about a month ago when I turtle sat for my cousin while she went to florida with her immediate familh. The only thing it came with was a fish bowl, blue pebbles, some stinky water my aunt claimed my cousin just changed, and some background info. The turtle was...
  4. H

    RES-Is this bone from bulb burn or shell rot?

  5. K

    Help my Box turtle

    Hello, I hope you all are having a good day. My box turtle is not active and has not been eating much. Once in a while, he will eat a worm, but that's it. His setup is a large square "pool" with dirt logs some leaves a fern and a water bowl. I've tried berries, but he just does not eat. Any...
  6. Z

    African Side neck will only eat live what should I feed him

    Hi. I have an African helmeted side neck turtle and he only eats live what should I feed him.
  7. ayrgrn

    Is this shell rot or is it normal?

    Hi, I just noticed these patches of grey after soaking my hermanns tort I can’t tell whether this is normal because of the pattern or whether it’s something to worry about - I’ve not noticed it before but that might be because it is just his shell pattern? also those white lines between each...
  8. G

    Help! My new turtle is sleeping all the time

    My brand new Southern Painted Turtle has not eaten since I got it on Tuesday and has been sleeping day and night since Wednesday. He has a heat lamp and uvb bulb that I keep on during the day, I got a heater on Thursday because the tank water got colder than expected and is set to 76 f. Is he...
  9. D

    Advise on shell issues please

    I'm a first time turtle owner and have a RES named Holly (she was a Christmas gift from my daughter). She is very interactive and always hungry! She was about 3" (shell top to bottom) when I got her, 10 mo. later she has pretty much doubled in size. As she has grown very quickly, I have moved...
  10. P

    Seeking opinions/advice on my reeves hatchling's health!

    So for some background info, "he's" fairly young (almost 2 months old) and we're just worried about him and want him to be happy and healthy. We adopted him towards the end of August, and the day we brought him home he seemed quite inquisitive and energic and he ate all of his food...
  11. C

    Help Planning Tank Setup For Turtle

    Hello! I might be getting a couple razorback musk turtles soon, and I have been doing some research about what they would need. I would like to give them as much space as possible so I was looking at getting the Aqueon 55 Gallon LED Aquarium Kit. But it doesn’t look like the hoods would provide...
  12. K

    Tips for Light setup

    I have an African side neck turtle and was looking for tips on how to give her the best light setup. Currently I have the basic zoo med aquatic turtle uvb and heat lights. I've learned that the basking area should be closer to 90 degrees and mine is only 80, so I'm trying to correct that and...
  13. Sam101

    Help! Turtle being tube fed but throwing up.

    So about 2 1/2 months ago, my yellow belly slider (female, 7yrs) stopped eating and I got really worried and eventually took her to the vet where she stayed for a while until they got to the bottom of what was wrong with her apparently she had a nasty fungus bacteria growing in her oesophagus...
  14. ahaslem94

    Tough health decision, advice needed

    My box turtle is a rescue and has many abnormalities and deformations of her shell, skin, beak, skeleton, and other body parts due to years of poor nutrition and habitat. She hasn’t been diagnosed yet, but the vet suspects she has internal damage that’s causing other problems. She has recently...
  15. K

    Too Cold for Red Eared Slider in LA?

    Hi! I have a Red Eared Slider and recently I purchased a 150 gallon stock tank and put it outside. Currently in LA, it is 60-70s during the day and 40-50s during the night. Is this too cold for my turtle or should I get a heater? Thanks!
  16. zbarry

    Not sure if fungus or just like a weird birthmark type thing.

    Hopefully someone out there might be able to help me out even tho the turtle isnt on the species list. But I have a Ornate Wood Turtle that I have recent got from a trade show and she has a weird spot on the bottom of her shell and she has some white ish lines on her back. I've had her for like...
  17. zbarry

    Looking for some advice and maybe ideas

    So I am currently doing an internship at a rehab center in ohio and I have to do a project with one of the permanent education animals. My idea was to give the one small box turtle substrate that would make her have to use his back legs more often but at the same time wont be to hard for her to...
  18. J

    looking to adopt

    looking to adopt a tortoise if anyone is in oregon. if you have one let me know
  19. K1RK

    My Outdoor Ornate enclosure

    My outdoor enclosure. Hope you like it. Any questions feel free to ask.
  20. Ionry

    (SoCal)Two Red-Ear Sliders in Need of a good Home!

    Don't know if this is the right place to put this, but I have two Red-Ear Sliders in need of a good home. -Background- My youngest brother got two Red-Ears about two years back. However, he has not been taking care of them as of late (forgetting to feed them, not cleaning their tank, etc.) So...
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