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  1. Reptile & Amphibian Discussion
    Too often reptiles are purchased by unprepared owners with only a superficial interest in them and unfortunately it's the reptile that has to suffer the consequences. Many reptiles die prematurely (an estimated 50-90%) due to the owners ignorance on correct care or the animal is lumbered on to...
  2. Turtles & Tortoises
    I recently go two cumberland slider babies. And they're so cute. one of them, the girl, has opened up to me very well. She runs around and craws with me. and lets me pet her, but my other one, the boy, is the opposite. When ever i get him out of the tank, he pulls his arms and legs into his...
  3. Introductions
    Hi everyone, Just wanted to introduce myself. I've had pets all my life...dogs, cats, guinea pigs, gerbils, snakes and lizards! Today I live with my family of 3 pure black cats and my very awesome turtle Bentley. Not to mention fellow humans :). Nice to be here! Cher
  4. Turtles & Tortoises
    Dont worry, I didnt get one... But my 4 yr old cousin did. :( Im, like, 99% sure its a RES anyways. They dont know how to take care of it, so they are bringing it with them when they come next weekend so I can help them take care of it. I know they need UVB lights (Im giving them a ReptiSun...
  5. Introductions
    Hi everyone! I am new here and just wanted to say Hi and introduce myself. I am an animal lover who currently has two cats, a chinchilla, and two baby aquatic turtles.:) My boyfriend also has a bearded dragon who I also think of as one of my own pets:) I am a college student going for my...
  6. Rescues and Shelters
    We have a home in the wonderful Florida sunshine (sometimes lol) that will take in unwanted turtles and tortoises, we are also always willing to help you find a way to keep themby assisting you get proper set ups and needs
  7. Turtles & Tortoises
    I have a Russian tortoise and I wanted to make sure his shell is always in good condition, and I know that feeding and environmental conditions are very important, but is there a "wax" or "lotion" i could put on his shell to keep it in good condition?
  8. Turtles & Tortoises
    Many owners allow them to roam their yard. They can get 'gone' or 'lost' pretty quick. Many yards are not fenced good enough to prevent a crafty tortous from digging/wiggling out. They can be VERY smart about finding ways to escape. Remember this if letting him roam the yard. If sluggo...
  9. Introductions
    HEY! I'm back! Some of you may remember me...for the new people, probley not. So i just thought I'd re-indroduce myself for all the new people in here. I'm Carissa, I'm 20 years old. for pet's I currently have: 6+ mice. 3 Males-Bandit, Mc.Chicken and the last one dont have the most...
  10. Introductions
    Hi, my name is Nicole, I absolutely adore animals. I own 2 dogs, 1 hamster, 3 goldfish, and 2 cats. I also ''half own'' a turtle and 4 hermit crabs. Sadly this past Friday I found three baby mice but they only made it to last night and this morning, rest in peace babies. :heart:
  11. Turtles & Tortoises
    I'm adopting a Red Bellied Short Necked turtle from NL Small Rescue...this is the FiRST time I ever adopted a RBSN,up til now,I only kept red ear sliders...but i'm a fan of all turtles! There's a great chance i'll have this little guy this week.His name is Corco...no idea what it means/came...
  12. Turtles & Tortoises
    Hiya I have a Mississippi map turtle (or i think it is i used a picture turtle book to find out) whos just over 8 years old and since buying her as been all alone with only me for company. shes in a huge tank now with 2 filters and all the lights and heater, so shes got alot of room so swim...
  13. Turtles & Tortoises
    Found this critter upside down on our driveway this morning. See attatchet pics What is he/she called? I dont have ANY clue what they eat. HELP!! Anybody know of any turtle rescues in Southern Calif. ?
  14. Turtles & Tortoises
    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...
  15. Other Exotics
    ya... i told that to my baby turtle and he stared at me.... :confused: lol, i think hes more intrigued by me than by what i say. he looks bored! any suggestions on making him un-bored? i found online that i could get a ball that he can play with. :heart:
  16. Turtles & Tortoises
    my turlte is a painted turtle but im curious about it because it has yellow and green on its back and i want to know if thats normal or do my turtle have to see a pet clinic a.s.a.p. :confused:
  17. General Animal Discussion
    my turlte is a painted turtle but im curious about it because it has yellow and green on its back and i want to know if thats normal or do my turtle have to see a pet clinic a.s.a.p.
  18. Rescues and Shelters
    I didn't see a link anywhere here for this, but it's a small animal rescue located in NL Canada. Anyone looking to adopt please check this page first, a really worthy cause :) http://www.envision.ca/webs/smallanimalrescue/
  19. Turtles & Tortoises
    About 6 months ago or so, i purchased 2 painted turtles off of a mutual friend. both were young babies at the time i picked them up, and now they've grown to about 2" in length and width. Unfortunately Major Tom hasn't been himself the past week or so. He has become very lethargic, rarely eats...
  20. Animal Welfare & Legal Issues
    SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- A 7-year-old boy broke into a popular Outback zoo, fed a string of animals to the resident crocodile and bashed several lizards to death with a rock, the zoo's director said Friday. In this CCTV image, the boy throws a turtle over a wall at the Alice Springs Reptile...
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