Questions tagged [turtles]

Aquatic shelled reptiles, commonly kept in tanks or ponds; as opposed to land dwelling [tag:tortoises]

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Can I leave my Red Eer Slider turtles alone for 4 days?

All my family members (including me) need to leave the city for a family function for 3-4 days. I have 2 red ear slider that I have to leave at my home for the duration. I have 2 questions: Can I ...
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Sure telltales to tell a terrapin is a yellow-bellied and not a red-eared

I have a yellow bellied slider which I need to transport to another country. YBS are allowed into that country, but it's read eared slider cousin are not. Now my problem is that, when chipped, the ...
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How to transport turtle and fish via airline?

I may relocate to another country. How can I manage a flight transport for my turtle and fish? Is it realistic to do so in general? The flight is approximately 3-4 hours. The fish are black mollies, ...
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Colour for turtle pond

I'm planning an outside enclosure for my yellow bellied slider. The idea would be to build a fiberglass tank with a basking Island and a partly shaded "beach". My initial idea was to make it a clear ...
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My female Red Eared Slider, as far as I'm guessing, is gravid

So, it's my first time having a pet and it turns out that one of my turtles is a female. I have come to that conclusion after extensive researching and because of her behavior. These days she has ...
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Turtle has red blood bubble in his tail

My turtle is suffering from same cause which is red blood bubble in his tail which is sacred me thereof. I am living in India where there is no vet facility so please advise me about home remedies ...
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Swollen leg of red ear slider turtle

Recently I came up with one of the red ear slider turtle that has its one of the legs swallowned up . It is so worse that he is suppose to keep the leg out of the shell. Is there any treatment I can ...
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How do I make my turtle happy?

My turtle, Tyler, has been getting really sad. He is perfectly healthy. He is eating slower, and sleeping more. He seems sad, which makes me sad! :c IS there toys toys that I can buy, or different ...
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What are these turtles doing?

Every now and then, I find my turtles going to the highest point in their water container with one climbing the other and fully stretching out their heads.They stay this way for quite a while. It is ...
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What is that in my red-eared slider's wound?

First Question I have taken a photo of her wound today (see the first figure below). You can see there is a dark pink thing. Does anyone know what it is? Is it pus or a scab? Second Question This ...
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How often do female redeared sliders need to lay eggs?

I've had my turtle for a very long time now and thought it was a male the whole time. I was told by a vet it was a male. Anyways about a month ago she laid eggs outside while I was cleaning her tank. ...
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My 16 year old red eared slider hasn't laid eggs in years

Shes been acting crazy, trying to get out of her tank and being a picky eater. I just started reading about her symptoms and discovered that she could be eggbound. Until now, I had no idea that this ...
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My Adult RES climbed off the sink and fell on the floor. I need help. :( [duplicate]

My Adult Female RES fell on the floor from the sink. Her shell has a very small crack and bled. The bleeding stop as I put medicine and did some first aid. I'm contemplating if I should still take her ...
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Painted turtle hit by car!

My painted turtle escaped his outdoor dry enclosure I walked inside for 5 mins and somehow he was in the middle of a super busy street, he isn't bleeding and the only damage to his shell is some nicks ...
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How easy is it for a baby yellow bellied slider to obtain an internal injury?

Okay so today, I was moving my baby to a different location. I had him in his smaller travel tank, I set it in the sun so he could bask while I set up his big tank. While I was doing this I took my ...
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Are Terrapins sold in the UK?

I am from the UK and I was wondering if I can get terrapins. i have looked on all the websites of close by pet stores and none of them know where to get them from.
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How can I cure my red eared slider from fungus infection

I have been noticing some white spots on my red eared slider’s shell and I researched about it and it turned out to be a fungus infection. How can I treat my turtle without the help of a vet?
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Which light is good for aquarium turtles, UVA, UVB, UVC? [duplicate]

In continuation of my question Do aquarium turtles require basking everyday? I will purchase a UV bulb for turtles but which one should I purchase UVA, UVB or UVC? How much distance should I keep ...
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Why are my turtle’s eyes closed all the time?

I’ve noticed lately that my red eared slider is keeping her eyes closed most of the time and opening them only for maximum a minute and then closing them again. She lives in a big tank with a filter, ...
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Is it okay if I put my turtle a UVC light instead of UVB?

I have a AW UVC 9w light bulb and I’m not quite sure if this is the right lighting for my red eared slider. The bulb can be put underwater to prevent any harm to the eyes or skin. Will this UVC light ...
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Traveling across country with red eared slider

My family is moving from Colorado to Alaska which is approximately 60 hours. We plan to stop each night and sleep at a hotel. This will allow us to set up a mini aquarium for him through the night. I ...
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My little red eared turtle ate a dead gold fish should I be concerned?

This is my little red eared turtles image eating my pet gold fish which died of natural causes. Should I be worried? Is there anything I should do?
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Turtle stopped eating food post accident [duplicate]

My turtle fell off from the 5th floor. She was bleeding from her mouth for two days but then stopped. I saw her opening her mouth and I could not see any injured mark. The local vet she is fine, the ...
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Red eared slider laying eggs into the water

6 months ago I rescued two red eared sliders that had been abandoned by their previous owner. A couple of weeks ago one of my new turtles started laying eggs. After doing some quick research I've ...
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Can I keep 2 breeds of turtle together

I need to keep Indian Flapshell turtle along with Red ear slider turtle. Will it be ok to keep both together in one tank?
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Do aquarium turtles require basking everyday?

Sometimes my turtles are not active at all. They appearing floating on surface, not even moving subtle. I generally change water in that case. But I also think that not giving them proper open air, ...
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Is a 36 gallon bow shaped tank okay for baby turtles?

I'm planning to buy hatchling or baby turtles and working out for a good home for them. I'm going to get a 36 gallon bow shaped tank but not sure if there are any specifics/dimensions I should follow ...
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Is medium sized gravel okay for my 40 gal turtle tank?

Could someone suggest the best substrate for my turtle tank? I'm planning to use medium sized gravel so turtles can't swallow them.
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Female turtle unexpectedly laid eggs, what do I do now?

I have recently rescued a female Indian flapshell turtle. I kept it in my tank for few days. I found 9 eggs in my tank today. Can I expect babies from the eggs? How do I need to care for the eggs?
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I feed my turtles maggots..is that ok? [duplicate]

I have redeared sliders a male and a female I found some maggots (kind of embarrassing) but in my kitchen trash I save scraps for my bosses pigs but I didn't go to work for 2 days so kind of forgot it ...
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Turtles: Fresh water in aquarium turned red after few minutes

Around 30-40 mins ago I changed aquarium water, cleaned the filter and dropped some toya food for my turtles. Now I am seeing water turned red, I have already checked there are no cuts, bites or ...
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How can I find out the species of my baby turtles?

I just received 3 baby turtles as a gift from my boyfriend and we were looking online to see what species they are. The smallest one is a darker shade of green. I saw some called red-eared slider ...
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Indian Flapshell Turtle not eating

I have a baby Indian Flapshell Turtle (Lissemys punctata), around 4-5 months old. I have observed that it has not been consuming its food for the last few days. It is playing fine inside water and ...
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How to know if an Indian Star Tortoise has laid eggs

I have a pair of male and female Indian Star Tortoises (Geochelone elegans). As far as I can tell, they have mated successfully. However, I have also observed that my female tortoise was digging in ...
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Guppy and Turtle together?

Since Turtles eaten all of my Goldfish I stopped putting more fish in the aquarium. Now problem is today morning I saw too many mosquito larvae on surface of water. Seems turtles don't like them ...
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Turtle laying his head restlessly against glass

I have had a turtle for about 2 weeks now, and today I noticed him laying his head against the glass, which I did not see him do earlier. I am quite new to reptiles and I am a bit worried. I have also ...
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I have a red eared slider turtle. My turtle wont grow

My red eared slider turtle won't grow. I've had my turtle for 10 months. It's about 2 inches. Also, the bottom shell is soft and squishy. Please help. I want to help my turtle.
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Are turtles lucky [closed]

As per Hindu mythology or vaastushastra. Is it lucky to keep a turtle as a pet? I found a turtle by the roadside and my family members say it is lucky as per vastu-shastra. Is it so?
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Are cats fine around turtles?

I'm considering adopting a cat which is friendly and likes to play. Will this cat attack or injure my three turtles? I have three of them, Two Attack anything in sight, the other is extra shy. ...
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My turtle is acting weirdly. I am worried he could be dying

My turtle occasionally swims around his tank and splashes water everywhere. He flaps his flippers and makes a strange, crooning noise. It looks like he is spasmodic. What should I do?
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red ear slider female

red ear slider 18 yr female, for the first time, has a black tube extended, at times 1 & 1/2 ins. long, under her tail w/ 4 items gathered at it's end. Are they eggs & what can we do to help ...
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I think my female map turtle is trying to lay her eggs in the water.

I have two map turtle one male the other female. I caught them doing the mating dance and the deeds plenty of times. I got the male from a friend and he was lonely so about a month later got the ...
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Strange lines on turtle plastron

My four year old yellow bellied slider has some strange lines in his plastron. I couldn't tell how long have those been there, I think for a long time, maybe even years, but it's something that's ...
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Turtle: How do you feed mealworms?

So I've just come into the ownership of a Mexican wood turtle. It's a long story but normally with something like this I'd do a lot of research prior to accepting the responsibility. In this case I ...
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Is my turtle's shell changing color a bad sign? [closed]

My turtle's shell was dark when it was younger and as it has grown, its became lighter is that bad?
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How long before my redeared slider she lays eggs? Should I force her onto land?

I have 4 adult redeared sliders, two male and two female. One of my females is definately carrying eggs. They are in a wonderful outdoor habitat. We did all the research before we built it two ...
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What turtle aquarium substrate suits for “filtration” bacteria?

I would like to have better filtration and I was informed that bacteria which I add to water can live longer and grow in proper substrate. I would like to have also plants, but they have no chance to ...
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My turtle fell from fifth floor, almost 40 ft [duplicate]

I kept it at the window side for basking and it jumped off. When I went down it was walking, but was bleeding near the mouth. Now, I keep it in water and it looks like bleeding has stopped. It is ...
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My turtle's shell flakes off

My red ear slider shell flakes off as clear flakes. What is happening, what do I need to do? I have been using cuttle bone and stepped up his basking.
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Red eared slider moving large land items

I have a red eared slider approximately 4 years of age, about 7" in girth and about 10" in length. It has an above water basking area that is accessed by a ramp. The basking area has three flat rocks ...