I never dreamed about owning turtles, but this board has me interested!!
I have a spot for an out door turtle pond/area separate from my koi pond. But, it will not be well guarded from predators. And it seems like that is a bad plan for the turtle pond.
However, I have a chicken run for our...
Hey guys just wanted to start a tread for my favorite type of turtle, the eastern box turtle...
I used to own several now unfortunetly I only have 1, a two yr old male with an appetite for cherry tomatoes!... Ill post pics when I get home.
Before I had to move my pond indoors I envisioned a...
On the way to release the turtle I posted about yesterday, I found this one. It was huge. I measured it at almost 14" for the shell front to back. Any thoughts? If it was a painted turtle, I have NEVER seen one this big in my life.
You can see the other Eastern Box turtle in the...
Went through my 18 hatchlings, and picked 6 holdbacks.
This means that I will hold them for at least another year before I sell them off. IF I sell them. haha.
The 5 in the bowl have visible shell markings and have lighter skin, and the the 6th one has a typical black shell, but with...
Looking at making a turtle pond from a 300 gal rubbbermaid stock tank. My son has been driving me nuts to move the turtles outside. I have a Little giant flex series ext pump w/strainer basket, pump does up to 3000 gph which i know is way overkill but what I have at the time. Probably use a...
Hi I recently created a 1200 gallon outdoor pond - in it I have a few koi ( under 10) and at this time 1 large goldfish and a red eared slider. I had a few smaller goldfish and the turtle ate them. This past week he ate large portions of two large goldfish. I like the turtle a lot but need...
Last spring one of my hubbys coworkers brought him a baby softshell turtle he caught in a ditch at the plant they worked at, there were several in it and the company was going to eradicate them . he knew we had ponds so thought we'd like to have it.
We put it in our canoe, that houses water...
Here is the outdoor turtle pond hubby made for our turtles. They have been outside for about a month. There were five but one magically disappeared. I have two little ones in the house, one was saved from the road and one I found in the skimmer of my smallest pond. I also have eight eggs in the...
I have a small pond and have prepared it with basking rocks for a RES. But now I'm wondering if I should get 2 because 1 would be lonely. The only other living creatures in the pond are Comets and one old Betta.
What would you all suggest?
Well I went out to check on the pond and found one of my turtles upside down. Not sure how long he was like that but i took him out thinking he was dead. He can move his legs but his neck is limp but can move that slightly. Never found a turtle on his back so not sure what has happened to him. So...
I have two baby red eared sliders in a 15 gallon tank. I have and Ehiem Caninster but I don't know how many gallons it is. It's a pretty nice size tank though. I also have a Fluval canister filter but I think that one is for a bigger tank so I am not using it as of yet. I want to see if these guys...
Hard to believe that it will be 5 years this coming Nov. that we bought Lily Pad for our GD. Suzanne was just 6 years old. I need to get a pic of her with Lily Pad soon to show how they both have grown.:D:
Lily Pad ( my GD named her ) eats lots of lily pads, parrot feathers & WH from the pond....
Mr. T’s first outside den to hibernate in for the winter was under the above ground pond I felt he would be warmer under the pond during the winter. All summer long he would sleep in this old plastic waste basket and no matter what I built he keep going back to the waste bucket, so I incorporated...
The turtles come out in spring and sun on their raft. They will sit there all day!
The two largest are females, about 14" long across the shell. They lay eggs a couple of times a year. Each has its own spot in the yard and lays their eggs within a foot the same place every time.
Woke up this morning with one of my 2 sliders with a fish head in its mouth. That's all that was left.
Has anyone had sliders kill one of their Koi before?
I used to brag the sliders and koi seemed happy together..guess not.
I DO NOT believe the fish died on its own and then they just had...
i like turtles. But, i have not liked the idea of having them in my ponds. i'm sure there is some ignorance here. my friend premster says they are "terrible predators", but still, bad enough to have "the blue bird" and the mink.
so, saw the turtle in the driveway. called Fred who has always...
Some of you may remember this thread:
On Dec. 27th. she meet her new turtle. :clap:I hoped that she would like her & be interested in raising her.:yes:
Just look at her happy face when she saw her turtle for the first...
I found a small painted turtle in our pond a few weeks ago. He has no interest in leaving as I have put him on the side of the pond so he can go into the garden, but he just jumps back into the pond. My question is how to keep him out of the skimmer so he will not drown. I have found him in there...
Not a good day.
While all turtles are not tortoises, all tortoises are turtles so I think this thread fits here.
This little guy took up residence this week and has been hard at work on his burrow.<g>
Hello turtle people,
I took a teeny red eared slider from a friend of a friend whose tank broke. He had gotten two baby res from a woman in Boston's Chinatown as a thank you for helping with a festival. One died of shell rot, this one survived. This one is now two years old and is only the size...
I just finished a pond and along with the koi I have two red eared sliders. They are about 7 inches long They seem to coexist with the koi and eat together.
I am thinking about a couple more and was wondering if in general they can coexist with Koi and not bother them.
I am the proud parent of 29 Turtles... Some adult, and some hatchlings.
ALL of the adult turtles have been rescues. :yes:
3 False Maps 2M.1F
Diamondback Terrapin 3M.1F
AND 22 Hatchling Diamondback Terrapins!
One of my rescues passed away today. :no:
It was my wild caught rescue that someone had taken while they were in MD. He was doing great, but ended up getting a respiratory infection, and unfortunately he was very touchy to the medications.
I have contacted several people about getting him...
Lily Pad ( Yellow Eared Slider )will be three years old this fall. She seems to be very healthy and doing well. She knows me and will stay on her dock under the lights when I am in the room. If someone else comes in she jumps or SLIDES off.:D: She also takes food from me. :D:
I feed her Liliy...
She is growing so fast it seems. So far she seems healthy. I feed her lily pads, parrots feather, romaine lettuce, & water hyacinth along with turtle food every other day now.
I really never knew turtles could recognize people & remember them. I can walk into the room and she can be on her...
Well the hatchings are getting bigger, but there is quite a size difference. I have 5 out of the original seven. Two I gave away to a family that I know would take good care of them. The five outdoor turtles have been moved inside for the winter. Here are some recent pictures.
My baby painted turtle eggs have hatched. There were eight eggs and only one still needs to hatch. They started on Aug. 15. I have four living outside in the turtle pond, there were six but two magically excaped:no: I have two in a 55 gallon aquarium in the house and these little ones will soon...
All the koi are now in the pond that came this spring. This is a 4' high tank. I would love to move Tommy into this for the rest of the summer. What can I use for an island for him?
I just bought some turtles for the first time since I was a kid! I used to collect box turtles when I was 10 or so, and had close to a dozen. I have been on vacation for a week at Ft. Morgan, AL, and saw baby sea turtles hatch from the nest. What a sight it was! Yes, I'll post pics later of this;...
:luv: Happy endings.....:yahoo:
The turtle i have are two red ear slider male and female. Wondering if they can live in same 300 gallon pond with my 2-3 inches baby koi.
I have looked over the board a bit and not really seen answers to the questions I have, so I registered in order to ask.
I have 5 turtles currently in 2 aquariums. A Mississippi Map turtle, a peninsula cooter, a musk turtle and a Southern Painted turtle are in a 150 gallon aquarium. The oldest...
Well I found another baby turtle. This one was in the skimmer to my small pond and was stuck under a clump of algae. I thought he was dead but I brought him inside and put him in the aquarium with my other tiny turtle. He is doing good now and I am going to call him or her lucky. My other five...
i brought the girls out from the basement and back into the pond. this is the third year ive wintered this way and it seems to be working great. i brought them in after thanksgiving . no food all winter and put them out in spring, usally about the end of march but it was really cold this year
The three baby painted turtles that I hatchedfrom eggs are thriving. I was given another turtle that is almost twice their size from someone that couldn't care for it . Then on Thursday my daughter found a tiny baby painted turtle that must have just hatched and then another painted turtle that is...
at a local pet store they had a softshell turtle. 8" x about6". He had a long neck and was cool looking. I asked the retailer if it needs to be out of water and he said no its a fully aquatic turtle and he will not leave the water. Is this true? Will he attack the other fish? Ive never heard...
LAST CALL for these guys. They have 12 red eared sliders that need a home!!
Contact the shelter at 818-756-9323
These guys are in danger and need rescue now!
One of the workers on our home renovation found this little guy in the middle of the road. He figured that since we have the pond, he'd be a welcomed addition. Seeing how I don't want him to nip at the koi in the koi pond or have buffet in the goldfish pond, I set him up temporarily in a stock...
I have been looking for a Northern DBT for a good while after seeing one on craigslist- I posted an ad, and a woman emails me and tells me she has a Texas DBT. So I went and picked him up yesterday. He's adorable! But I have some questions, as there is really not much info on the web about care for...
So several months ago the author and than the editor for TFH (the largest publisher of pet books) contacted me after seeing photos of my indoor turtle...
The contruction to final completion
Material to contruct cabinet was Bruce hardwood flooring with a 150 gallon stock tank by Freeland.
10 inch high 3/8 thick glass is used to contain turtles
1/2 wall... wall mural was used for background
Eheim Professional 3 provides filtration (Note* I...
I am thinking about getting this turtle- but I don't know any info on what kind it is, and neither does the person who rescued it from an abandoned apartment.
Said it has a brownish belly, and have spot like making on it's neck area.
For the second time since this summer I found a baby snapping turtle in my skimmer. This is the fifth year for my pond and the first year for snapping turtle, or turtles of any kind for that matter. We live on one of the TVA lakes. The pond is a good 150 yards from the water. Alligator snappers...
My turtle eggs finally hatched the first week of Sept. 3 out of 8 hatched and they ended up being painted turtles. Here are some pictures taken with my iphone. They have already doubled in size.
I don't usually post stuff like this but I have a soft spot in my heart for turtles and sea turtles are especially cool and terribly endangered.
Here are some pics of my turtles, i just got 2 new ones last week, i think they are enjoying the pond. I had to move my first turtle to another pond, he didnt like the NEWCOMERS, lol.
Just got home from Hawaii. Thought I would share the pics I took of the Sea Turtles that were coming up to the beach to eat. They were coming up very close to us. I was so excited to see them.
Okie, Dokie, and Artichokie. As you can see- poor Okie started the naming convention
Okie has a forever home IF they realize the work involved. They are currently in my former pond/qt
They feasted on the MANY tadpoles that once were in there and have yet to realize what the pellet food is....
I have had a pond for 10 years….Over the years, I have brought about 30 baby red ear sliders. Not one stayed…..I haven’t brought any for the last 4 years….Yesterday, I thought I saw something in the pond….Could it be!!!!! :rolleyes: No, maybe a bullfrog I was playing hide & seek with this...
Can RES eat succulents? I cant find a safe plant list for the life of me
Im going to put a kiddie pool with 50% organic compost and 50% sand for basking, eggs (if necessary - def have a female), and what not.
I figure this is a large space that could house more arid plants. I was thinking...
Not sure if its been posted before but I just came across it
We saw many turtles & tortoises in Hawaii last month. Including Sea Turtles that I posted here earlier. Makes my YES seem so small.:yes: Hope you enjoy the pics.:D:
I realize that this is the Turtle Forum, but turtles are reptiles, and this is a real dilemma for me, so I hope someone can help.....
First, this is definitely a copperhead.I've seen a whole lot of rat snakes, corn snakes, copperheads, etc. in my life; I currently have a black-back ball python....
I have had a red-eared slider lay 8 eggs in my yard. I now have then in a container with dirt and am going to try to hatch them. Any hints?
A female RES or YES can be gravid without the presence of a male and the eggs will not be fertilized. :eek1::eek1::eek1:
OH NO!!! Mine is now around 15 to 18 months old. I think she will be mature somewhere between 3 to 5 years. I had no idea that I may have to be concerned about her...
I rescued this little fellow ,2 wks ago, as he was about to try crossing a busy 4 lane...He is a male Florida Box Turtle:yes:I'm hoping he'll find a Lady friend and they'll make LOTTTTSS of babies:D:
I was mowing dads yard and ran over the top of one and stopped before I got the other one. The one was lucky it was down in a hole.
This is some photos during the construction and final completion pics of a home created for an Eastern box turtle.
The stream is filtered by a water garden on the "outside" of the enclosure. Some box turtles are not good swimmers and could drown, so the pond was built as a filter only.
I have been playing around with the idea of turning my 90 gallon pre-form pond into a turtle pond.....I love watching them, and enjoy seeing all of your pictures. I have some questions......
1. Is 90 gallons enough room/deep enough, for a turtle?
2. If it is...What type of turtle would be the...
this is my seconed summer with turtles so i decided to redo my turtle island
but any time you try to do improvments those pesky building inspectors
always show up to put their two cents worth in
I have a Savio skimmer & am in the process of building a pond which will house several turtles. Was curious what techniques people use to keep turtles out of their skimmer without hindering (to badly) the skimmer's performance?
if i get a few big red ear sliders will they ruin the pond rubber liner?
also if i have a koi pond. will they mess with the water quALIty? and screw it all up?
hello, i have just adopted three baby red ear sliders. i have them heated now. but i plan to let them into my koi pond for the summer.
next winter is there a way to hibranate them? or cant this be done?
if so, how would one go about doing this.
Hi all I am going to build a small turtle pond. ~350 to 500 gal. My intent is to put fancy goldfish in with them nothing to expensive in case they eat them. My quetion is I want to keep the filtration simple. I was hoping to do a skimmer to a 55 gal drum diy filter. I have 2 55 gal drums available...
I bought a 40 gallon breeder tank (36''X18"X16"+) to give Turtley some more width. I had hesitated cuz I didn't think I could use the Turtle topper with it, but I cut two wooden supports to fit on the lip of the tank frame and it's working well. I used some upright rocks leftover from the house...
winter is coming!!!! how many out there have turtles in their pond ..
i am in sw pa outside pittsburg zone 6
need some winter advice , ihave 4 res and 2 yellow bellied...
do you leave them out or bring them in? and if you bring them in what do you overwinter them
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A few weeks ago I travelled thru TN & GA for a project & thought i'd share some random turtle pics I took.
Feb 24 cold as heck & they were out basking @ Memphis Botanical Garden
Red-eared slider under ice (private pond, GA)
Alligator snapper -- a bit angry we disturbed its dormancy...
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I have a 7 year old male RES that spent the entire summer out in my pond. He acclimated himself outdoors very nicely (eating, basking, etc.), but I'm worried about how he is doing brumating/hibernating out in the pond for his first winter.
The last time he ate was October the 2nd, so it has...
We have had Lily Pad for 16 months now. She was the size of a quarter when we brought her home from Daytona. She is around 4 to 5 inches now.:eek1:
She is doing well in her patio pond. It holds 45 gal. of water but, I keep it at 35 gal. so she can't climb out.:D: The water is filterd at 300 gph....
Right now I have an internal filter and I'm doing 70% water changes. Now that the fish are gone, I'll take Turkle out and do 100%. He's in a 20 gallon long tank so he has room to swim (and TAP ON THE GLASS)
I thought the minnows were a good idea and kept him company but they are all gone. Guess he'll live by himself now.
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Turkle acts like he's starving. He get pellets in the am and shrimp at night,greenery in between. I know he's suppose to just eat once but do you feed them till they stop? His shell has to be hollow.
I swear if he could get out of the tank, he'd eat me.
where would you hide??
Tommy Turtle has gone AWOL
are they compatible?
A few shots of my aquarium
Pics of our turtle Lily Pad. She is a pet that we bought for our GD who is 7 years old now. We bought the turtle in Daytona last Nov. At that time she was the size of a quarter. Now 9 months later she is about 4 inches in size.:eek1: We started with a 29 gal. tank and last month we moved her to a...
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I LIKE this idea!!
update on my wintering . i waited till th first of dec. to bring some in
water temp. was 40 . i brought in the two big girls[ybs] and two res.
i left two res out in the pond. the red are not native but are evasive in this area. hoping for the best
hey guys...so i came home today and found him around the pond area....he's not moving much but he's still alive...is he sleeping (hibernating?)...i don't know whats going on....heres some picture tho...
So this was my first summer of having a red slider, i brought him inside in sept. but i have a question. How long can they go without eating? Should i have the neighbor come over, we will leave Thursday and be home late sat. early sunday. What should i do, is there a automatic turtle feeder? I...
about 6 months ago bought a 4" red eared slider . He was in there for about a week but would climb up the fountain rocks . Then he was gone wife asked do you think he would come back .I said no there is alot of lakes around here .waited a monththen bought another one ,he is real happy eats every...
not in my koi pond but a red rear in a separate holding tank. she loves eating the water lettuce and koi pellets.
While I was in Tulsa, I found a few box turtles crossing the road.
I kept 2 and built an outdoor enclosure.
Luckily for me Tulsa has some of the world's biggest slugs :eek1:
When I left, I released them on the road they were found.
Apparently. they are illegal to have in GA, so I couldn't...
So i brought my turtle in from the pond last night, it started snowing here, uhg... Anyways, this is going to be his home for the next few months until he can go back out to his pond. I just thought i would share.
the turtle forum is agreat idea.turtles ,many species are on the verge of extinction.especially in asia where many species have little chance of ever recovering.right now there is a valiant effort under way to save the worlds largest fresh water turtle rafetus swinhoei.to find out more go to the...
Right now Turkle would just be a morsel. How many put their turtles in with the koi or goldies?
This turtle dug a nest in our backyard on a pile of dirt excavated from our pond. She started in the afternoon, digging a couple of depressions before choosing the spot on top. The picture below was taken around midnight, June 14.
By 6 am the next morning she was gone.
Please post pics of your turtles and habitat for all of us to drool over!!!!!!! I know lots of Koipheners have turtles!!!! Show us!!!!!!
How cool is this!
Guess we need water turtles and land turtles and toroises?
I have one red earred slider "Turkle"
Just learned he needs a cuttle bone and feeding him 2 times a day is too much
Ernest and I have started our new project a watergarden for our water turtles and new home for Herman the Eastern Box turtle. The first pic is what was there. The 2nd is how I have it worked out there will be two habitats One side for herman the box turtle and the other for my water turtles. The...
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