a few R.E.S quetions - Paw Talk - Pet Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-30-2006, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,986
 
a few R.E.S quetions

my turtles shell is peeling... thats just fine and normal right? i think i read somewhere that it was, but i dont know where!

she is about 12 inches and living in a 20-30 gallon long tank with no filter. the water hes very dirty quickly and daily i empty about 80 to 90 precent of the water. is that too clean? and i am suppose to use water conditioner to like i do with fish right??

i was going to get a turtle dock, but its out of my price range. right now he just has some wood from last winter in there, and its falling apart and getting all nasty so i am trying to think of something else to do for his tank. maybe he would like some drift wood from the lake, or some slate? or should i just stack some bricks?
ratty_ratkins is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-30-2006, 05:00 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 2,157
 
I would definatly suggest getting some type of filter. I know you said before that you might get a rubbermaid type tub, are you still going to? That would help with the dirty water.

Im not exactly sure about the shell. Some peeling is normal, but you could get some turtle wax type of stuff to put on just to help, im not sure what it is called though. Do you have a calcium supplement for him?

As for the wood, I would take that out. Just use some bricks for now, you can clean those easily. I would put them under the basking lamp.

http://www.allturtles.com/index.php Found this link, seems pretty helpful.
Ambieruns10 is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-30-2006, 05:29 PM
Salamander Burgermuffin
 
Angelnstuff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: usa
Posts: 2,612
  
wow hes big, sorry this is kinda off topic, but could you post pictures of him? ive always wanted a turtle, i dont think ive ever heard of a res that big before. all of them i seen were like 2 or 3 inches
Angelnstuff is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-30-2006, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,986
 
i am unsure about the rubbermaid tubs. they would give her more room, so i really should get some. it will have to wait until friday.
about the basking lamp, she is outside and a part of her enclosure gets sun. i see her basking most of the afternoon.

nope, no calcium supplement yet. same kind as for the other reptiles?

with the rubbermaid container they have some huge ones, but they are tall and not long. is that still good? i am worried about her not being able to get up to her basking spot if i got one of those containers.
i need one either way, the sun can get very hot through the glass.. but i have a theomometer in there, and so far it has only been about 98 - 100 degrees right in her basking spot.

thanks for the link.
ratty_ratkins is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-30-2006, 05:45 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 2,157
 
I think that I have seen long ones at Target. You might just have to look around.

You water is probably getting so dirty becasue he is outside. Alot of sunlight and all that. ITs good he is getting really sunlight though. Maybe you could keep him in a kiddie pool while he is outside? Those you can get about anywhere and they are like $10.
Ambieruns10 is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-30-2006, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,986
 
maybe make a nic cage type thing for him like i have with the rabbits and put a kiddie pool in there! lol, sounds like a cute idea.

sure angel ill post pics later today!
ratty_ratkins is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-30-2006, 06:57 PM
Salamander Burgermuffin
 
Angelnstuff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: usa
Posts: 2,612
  
lol i was just thinking that, about the kitty pool and the nic cages.. it prolly wouldnt need a top. but you could put a 'shelf' in as a shade spot.

hehe you could get him one of those lil turtle sandbox/pools
Angelnstuff is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-30-2006, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,986
 
i was going to have pics up today but the cameras dead!!! its not chargable, just takes double A batteries, and nothings open....
ill get ya some tomorrow angelnstuff!
ratty_ratkins is offline  
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome