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We have 2 red ear sliders about 4 and 10 inches that weve
We have 2 red ear sliders about 4 and 10 inches that weve inherited. They are in an outdoor pond in Colorado Springs CO. Winter is coming. The pond is 2feet deep. How to take care of them. … read more
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Anna
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I was just reading an article about someone else that there
I was just reading an article about someone else that there Turtles just floating around not moving until I reach in and pick him up. Prior to just now if I walked outside he jump off a rock and into … read more
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Red eared slider has been living in an outdoor pond and
red eared slider has been living in an outdoor pond and stopped eating 2 weeks ago also spends a lot of time at the bottom and when she does bask I saw bubbles coming out of the side of her mouth … read more
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Can my tank raised red eared sliders 2 yes be wintered in a
Can my tank raised red eared sliders 2 yes be wintered in a pond 4 ft deep with an airator?… read more
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Released two turtles in pond two days ago. They swam around
Released two turtles in pond two days ago. They swam around about hour then went down. Pond is 2ft deep and full of gold fish and water plants. Have log for them but haven't seen them. Water temp abou… read more
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I just rescued a RES turtle female. She was given to us. We
I just rescued a RES turtle female. She was given to us. We would like to eventually do a turtle pond set up outdoors. We live in the san francisco bay area. Can she adapt to the outdoors if we were t… read more
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I live in Albuquerque and my pond is too shallow brumate them.
I live in Albuquerque and my pond is too shallow brumate them. Can I use my veggie garden and dig a large hole back filled with mulch and leaves for them to brumate into. I wanted to also have a large… read more
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Anna
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have a tank ready so the turtle got to live in our pond.
We just inherited a red eared slider turtle 3 weeks ago, just before we were leaving for vacation. We did not have a tank ready so the turtle got to live in our pond. we came back and found the turtle… read more
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Ive been adopted by what I think is and eastern box turtle.
I've been adopted by what I think is and eastern box turtle. Shell size approx 4" across and 6" long. Turtle is currently happily ensconced in my 14x20 foot man made pond with aquatic plants, gold fis… read more
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Joan
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After years in the tank, I moved our RES to the pond. I live
After years in the tank, I moved our RES to the pond. It is an outdoor pond. It is partly sunny and shady. I am in California in the east bay. It gets nice and warm during the day and right now it is … read more
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Anna
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MY SLIDER IS WINTERING IN A POND OUTSIDE. THE WATER IS AROUND
MY SLIDER IS WINTERING IN A POND OUTSIDE. THE WATER IS AROUND 40 TO 45 DEGREES. HE KEEPS WAKING UP THEN GOES BACK TO HIS WINTER HIBERNATION FOR A WHILE. TODAY, IT IS SNOWING, BUT HE IS UP AND SWIMMING… read more
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three red ear sliders who spend the spring..movement
I have three red ear sliders who spend the spring and summer outside in a pond enclosure .....they do fine and really seem to enjoy it......I live in upstate New York- our grow zone is 5......can thes… read more
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sep 26, 2010 - have 7 in slider in outdoor pond, size of hot
sep 26, 2010 - have 7 in slider in outdoor pond, size of hot tub, about 40 in deep, seems happy all summer with 25 goldfish. brought him (her actually) into the garage yesterday with 5 ft kids pool, 5… read more
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Anna
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I have a 220 gallon outdoor pond with fantail goldfish and
I have a 220 gallon outdoor pond with fantail goldfish and assorted pond plants. Is there a small turtle species that can be successfull in this enviroment without undue destruction to existing set up… read more
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I had a Koi pond that my turtles lived in. I have moved and
I had a Koi pond that my turtles lived in. I have moved and have not built a new pond but my turtles are with me. Right now I have them in a big yard wagon made out of a green rubberized plastic mater… read more
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Anna
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We have a yellow eared slider turtle in an aquarium. We want
We have a yellow eared slider turtle in an aquarium. We want to make him a pond in our yard. What do we need to use this winter so he can stay warm? Also, turtles can dig right? We live by a fairly bu… read more
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Anna
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Suddenly stopped eating, no obvious signs of infection.
WE have a Pennisula Slider that has been eating well for the last two months. Suddenly stopped eating, no obvious signs of infection. Four other turtles in the pond continue to eat well. Have tried sh… read more
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I have a red ear slider turtle, dark green, who is getting
I have a red ear slider turtle, dark green, who is getting a brown growth on his right front and right rear paws and under its neck. What do you think this is?… read more
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