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Diurnal, crepuscular, nocturnal, matutinal, vespertine; what do these mean and how do they impact my pet's life?
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Diurnal by definition means of or during the day. Animals that are diurnal are active during the day. Though times of activity of an animal are in relevance to the animal, as in it is to its advantage,...

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How can I reduce my need to do a water change on my turtle's habitat?
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There are a few ways to reduce the frequency of water changes for your turtle. Just keep in mind there is no running away from water changes. Have an efficient biological filter: This very obvious ...

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Can furry pets get sunburn?
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Yes as a matter of fact, almost all animals can get a sunburn. As a response to that, of course, they have provided themselves with the necessary adaptations to protect their skin. Hippos and pigs for ...

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Are maggots appropriate food for a turtle?
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Maggots are the larvae of a fly, generally the maggots we deal with are housefly maggots. Though houseflies are considered pests, most of the 250,000+ fly species are not pests but rather innocuous or ...

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What is the basic proper aquarium setup for a turtle?
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One thing to consider first before having an outline of a turtle's enclosure is its natural habitat. Some turtles, like softshell turtles, have evolved to be burrowers and should be supplied with a ...

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Could my RES be egg bound?
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Red ear sliders usually lay between 2-4 clutches of eggs, since your turtle laid two clutches, and you can still feel eggs, it is very probable it has more to lay, a simple x-ray will reveal whether ...

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Will it be okay for me to get a kitten when I already have two turtles?
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There really is no definite answer to your question. The two species can be maintained simultaneously but a variety of factors will determine that: The personality of your cat or turtles. Yes, even ...

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What is the point of substrate in a fish tank?
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Essentially, for beginners, substrate is purely esthetic. The filtration purposes attained from a deep sand bed or whatever rocks used as a substrate isn't something imperative for the well being of ...

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Leaving red-eared sliders for the weekend
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A few days of fasting for a healthy turtle should be no problem. You should still place more food than normal, you're turtle doesn't really have to fast. I'd suggest a bigger variety to what your ...

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How can I diminish my dragon's reflection?
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I've personally had this problem with my turtle when I moved him to a tank during a storm, he's been outside alone in his outdoor enclosure with no reflection so he didn't react the best he could to ...

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Can I let my tortoise play outside while it's raining?
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As long as the weather doesn't get too cold, and sunshine is not continously absent, then your tortoise should be okay outside. I remember from the last question your tortoise was a red foot tortoise, ...

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Tortoise with probable metabolic bone disease
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The shell will always look deformed, but it can in time and with proper care look better. You need to increase the tortoises calcium intake. You should take the tortoise to a vet if you can, as they ...

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Can I feed my Hermann's tortoise less often?
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Adult male Hermann's tortoises tend to be smaller than females, so the size difference is not abnormal. As long as your more reclined eater is getting enough food and the other one not getting too ...

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I came home from work and one of my turtles was missing a foot. What should I do?
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Aggression from males towards prospective mates is normal amongst more reptiles. The problem is that in captivity, a female unwilling to mate can be bullied endlessly and has practically nowhere to go ...

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How can I know how healthy my turtle's shell is?
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Younger turtles do tend to have softer shells, and it may take years for a turtle to fully develop a strong shell. This mobility does show that the shell is soft, but softness at a young age is normal....

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Is it possible to gut-load a mouse?
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Mice are one of the most nutritious food that can be fed to a snake. Gut loading mice is definitely a thing, though not as simple as gut loading insects. Insects can be gut loaded within 24 hours, ...

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Do mosquitoes bite reptiles? Is there any danger of communicating pathogens?
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Mosquitos sure do bite reptiles, but generally, they do prefer to go after mammals. Mosquitos will probably opt for you and leave your tortoise or reptile . Also, mosquitos can transfer disease to ...

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How long will it take a Red Eared Slider to lay eggs once she is gravid?
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Though I suppose it's too late now, answering the question won't hurt. To answer your question directly before going into detail, the average gestation period for female RES is two months, and no its ...

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Why is it important to clean a tortoise's shell?
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In time lots of stuff can build up on a tortoise's shell. These can be anything from the environment including sand, debris, dust particles and so on. Some may even harbour unwanted organisms like ...

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Suction cups will not stick in brine shrimp bin
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Suction cups do tend to just stop suctioning over time, so a simple solution may be just buying new ones. In my experience with them, I've found that sometimes they'll only stick to the surface if it'...

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Is there any substrate for turtles that avoids the risks of impaction?
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Realistically, there is always a risk for impaction when a substrate is present. The risk is highest when the substrate is small rocks that can fit in the turtle's mouth, however, there is an ...

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How many hours should lights be on for a turtle?
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First things first, let's briefly discuss the UV spectrum. The UV spectrum is split into three parts: UV-A, which is basically heat. UV-B, necessary for vitamin D3 synthesis. UV-C, the harmful part ...

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Does the shape of a fish tank make any difference?
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The shape of a fish tank may influence how you can decorate it. For example a round tank probably doesn't go well with straight edged rocks. As for the varying heights, a tank may be too high to deal ...

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What would I need in order to breed superworms?
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Breeding superworms is relatively easy but nevertheless takes time and patience. Superworms have 4 stages of life: eggs, larva, pupa, then beetle. The insect will only reproduce when it's a beetle. It'...

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