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Question turtle problem... help please...

So i went to my little cousins house today and they handed me a bowl with a little 1X1 inch turtle in it... It's a little red eared slider, that they found in thier pool,Yes I've had a turtle before... And i gave it to them, but they killed it (my mistake thinking they could take care of a pet) Well this turtle right now is sitting in a styrafome bowl on my kitchen table, now i can't keep this turtle... i have no room, or money for this little one, gosh i already have $315 vet bill coming in this month for my kitten and $20 for my chicken, and thats all i can afford right now, not enough to raise a turtle... and i don't want to give him to a pet store becuase those people are oblivious of how to take care of reptiles, or any other pets. haha but i don't know what to do with him.. any suggestions?

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if its a wild turtle release it, if not find someone who can take care of it (reptile expert etc...)





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Hm, i suppose that would work

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Hm, i suppose that would work thank you

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Spooks (Rosecomb Chicken)
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2 Fish- Oscar the over grown Oscar- Kirby the kicking percostimas
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Get it out of that styrofoam for now!! jeez, until you find somone to take it and will be commited to it responsibly,keep it in an extra plastic tote if possible.
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Get it out of that styrofoam for now!! jeez, until you find somone to take it and will be commited to it responsibly,keep it in an extra plastic tote if possible.
Haha oh no i removed it from there when i got it home I'm sorry i guess i left that part out.. Well i was going to take it to this park where there are alot of HUGE turtles, but my dad told me it would probably get eaten... ( ... So i decided to get my old turtle tank out and keep him... now he's in a 20 gallon tank, which is plenty of room, hes a little bit smaller than a quarter... so he's doing fine now...

The reason he was in the styrafoam was because my little cousins are only 11 and 9 and they don't know much about animals especially turtles... but no worries, he's a pretty healthy for being sucked through a pool filtration system ha... but any suggestions on what to feed him outside of turtle pellets? my old turtle use to LOVE lettuce... but that's all he would eat, anything else i should try with this one??? i tried pork last night but he didn't seem to terrably thrilled with it, but i figured that was beacuase he was proabably in shock...and i dont have turtle pellets at the moment... since we gave my last turtle to my little cousins and it died becuase they left it outside... it was about the same size or maybe a bit bigger than this one.... and i dont get paid till this weekend so any suggestions on what to feed him tell i can run to the store??

Also, I need a name for him... I can't just keep calling him "turtle" haha... any suggestions?

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Honey (Old English)

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Tabby the ticking Tabby (kitten rescued)

2 Fish- Oscar the over grown Oscar- Kirby the kicking percostimas
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My baby snapper used to LOVE worms! You can buy some nightcrawlers from a baitshop ^^ Small feeder fishies (maybe some tiny guppies if yours is so tiny?) where always a favorite too. Those are only a few cents each, if you have some spare change sitting around LOL




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haha yeah thanks, My old slider use to bite the heads off the guppies we fed him (we use to breed fancy guppies) he'd bite they're heads off and leave the rest 0.o it was crazy haha. But I'll have to try it, I've got a friend who breeds night crawlers for fishing and i belive me and him are going fishing this spring break since my bf is going out of town haha. so ill see about gettin some from him haha... he loves me haha, but thanks.. any idea what i should name the little booger?

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Spooks (Rosecomb Chicken)
Honey (Old English)

2 cats - Whiskers The Wild Tabby-(baby rescued)
Tabby the ticking Tabby (kitten rescued)

2 Fish- Oscar the over grown Oscar- Kirby the kicking percostimas
( ALL ARE PET SHOP RESCUES)


R.I.P -Velvet the romping Russian Blue (Stray Rescue) We had to have her euthanized 1/27/09
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If its a baby he needs alot more protein than when he grows up. Meat and fish he'll definetly adore.But the key is to vary it up.Small earth worms, crickets, chopped night crawlers, black worms, tubifex worms, small freeze dried krill, wax worms, and feeder guppies can all be offered to meet their carnivorous cravings.Collard greens, turnip greens, dandelion greens, mustard greens, romaine lettuce, red lettuce, kale, aquatic plants,and other greens should be offered daily although he may not touch them-he'll just have to get used to snacking on them between tastier feedings . Occasionally shredded carrot or sweet potato can also be offered. Ice berg lettuce, spinach, and rhubarb leaves should not be offered often or at all because their not very nutritious.
Ummmm, names-try this site i found: http://www.20000-names.com/pet_names_reptile.htm and see if there's any you like. I like exotic names for my turts.

Jabori is actually spelled 'Jabari'- but I switched the vowel for myself,pronounced the same- which is a Swahili name meaning 'valiant'.
Stumpy Jabora was my second turt and he came to me as a neglected pet from a bad owner somehow his paw is missing ALL nails making him 'stumpy' and the Jabora part came from playing around the letters in Jabori's name and I came up with 'Jabora' but upon searching I found Jabora is a small place in Brazil...So choose a name that feels right for you and your little one. Im sure once you find a name you won't be disappointed with your new friend!

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I would name him dragonfruit, dragon for short, wierd I know but it sounds like it would suit him...
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Thanks "Purple-Hops" that was alot of information but it was helpful My ols slider's name was little dude beacuse he was soo small, but he was quick so his nickname was Speedy, and this one seems very shy... I tried feeding him some worms, but he refuses to eat anything... he just sits in the corner of his tank and mopes...he won't go in his water, he just sits there.. So I'm a bit worried about the little guy...

Hah that's a cute name, Ill think about it thank you.

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2 Fish- Oscar the over grown Oscar- Kirby the kicking percostimas
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Do you have all the approiate lights for him? (I think turtles need the special lights)





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Definetly needs uva and uvb lights.
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you could put him in the water as he may be dehydrating sitting out all the time, but it has to be warm enough for him.

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Hm, well i suppose ill have to get him a lamp...I had one but i gave it to my cousins.. and i believe i have another one... soo i will look thanks

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Spooks (Rosecomb Chicken)
Honey (Old English)

2 cats - Whiskers The Wild Tabby-(baby rescued)
Tabby the ticking Tabby (kitten rescued)

2 Fish- Oscar the over grown Oscar- Kirby the kicking percostimas
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