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Name: nhjhk | Date: Sep 15th, 2007 12:20 AM
i have a turtle 

Name: b-ri | Date: Sep 19th, 2007 2:52 AM
my turtle is evil he likes to scratch when he wants to be put down he is as big as a basketball!well he is not that bad he is not scared of people he lets people pet him on the head and stuff.he likes to climb stairs fireplaces anything!and when does he cant be stopped!well it may sound bad but he is worth it.i just need to buy him a turtle leash. 

Name: lindalu | Date: Sep 19th, 2007 3:01 AM
Rilley~ You can find turtle pellets in most pet supply stores. They will have the proper nutritional balance a turtle needs. As well as the pellets you can also feed them greens such as Kale, Collard Greens and Spinach. 

Name: lindalu | Date: Sep 19th, 2007 3:04 AM
B-ri~ I have seen people crazy glue a ring to the back side of their turtles shell so they can attach a leash to them. It is kinda comical to see! They also do it with the hermit crabs as well, thats even more comical! 

Name: ResFan | Date: Oct 12th, 2007 10:52 PM
How old is your son? Turtles can carry slmonella and anyone handling turtles must wash their hands after any contact. Also, turtles are alot of work and a propoer turtle set up can be pricey. Turtles also live for decades - is he ready for that responsibility? A turtle cannot be released into a wild environment after it';s owner tires of him. If the turtle survives, he can upset the native turtle populations. Turtle ownership is a long term and responsible commitment. Otherwise it will be unpleasant for your son and the turtle. 

Name: ResFan | Date: Oct 12th, 2007 10:56 PM
If your turtle has been chewed by a dog, it needs to go to a vet! And don't delay! 


Name: ResFan | Date: Oct 12th, 2007 11:00 PM
If your turtles aren't eating, be sure they are getting the priopoer nutrition, are in a warmn environment and have a basking light. And whoever wanted to superglue a ring on the turtle to take it for walks should not be allowed to have a turtle. That is cruel! Turtles are not toys - they need a tremendous amount of care to survive their captivity by humans. 

Name: michelle | Date: Nov 18th, 2007 6:16 PM
my turtle died what should i do with him? 

Name: lindalu | Date: Nov 18th, 2007 11:01 PM
Michelle sell it on Ebay, lol!!! No...really seriously, have you thought about berrying him? 

Name: lindalu | Date: Nov 18th, 2007 11:02 PM
Oooopppsss..... burying. 

Name: C.C | Date: Nov 26th, 2007 11:32 PM
Dear jennyhill,
some turtles have salmonella,but if your child washes his hands every time he touches or plays with the turtle depending whether he gets a turtle or not.All mothers are concerned about their child getting dieases ,but sooner or later you will love the turtle your self ! Iknow my mom and i love our turtle even my dad! 

Name: tommy | Date: Nov 27th, 2007 3:52 AM
is there any non toxic housle hold cleaners to cleasn a turtle tank 

Name: lindalu | Date: Nov 27th, 2007 5:36 AM
I clean mine with just water but possibly a citrus juice will help, such as lemon? 

Name: ryan | Date: Dec 9th, 2007 11:33 PM
how often do u have to clean the tanks and how? 

Name: ryan | Date: Dec 9th, 2007 11:34 PM
do the water filters help 

Name: Brittany | Date: Dec 18th, 2007 5:05 PM
I have a baby turtle that was just born and i had one for almost 12 years. They do carry salmonella but all you have to do is just be sure to wash your hands after you mess with them. Your onlu way to catch it would be if you put your hands in your mouth after you touch the turtle. 

Name: lindalu | Date: Dec 18th, 2007 10:21 PM
Ryan yes water filters do help. 

Name: Stephanie | Date: Dec 22nd, 2007 7:33 PM
hi 

Name: stephanie | Date: Dec 22nd, 2007 7:34 PM
my turtle saosin is on the loose in my house 

Name: vickie | Date: Feb 3rd, 2008 9:13 PM
what is the breed of turtle you can buy at carnivals and flea markets?? 

Name: vickie | Date: Feb 3rd, 2008 9:14 PM
hello??? is anyone there??? 

Name: amy2 | Date: Feb 4th, 2008 5:10 PM
i think it omly terapens that supposely carry it, i had 1 yrs ago and my mam got rid of it cause she read in the paper that they carried salmonella. but we have a yellow belly missippi turtle and he only small every ok, 4 best advice ask in yiur pet store, they should ave all the info if they selling them. 

Name: Kristen | Date: Feb 20th, 2008 5:13 AM
I just have a few questions, I bought my boyfriend a map turtle for x-mas and hes great but now he is shedding very bad and there are lil worm swimming in his tank can anyone help me on this. 

Name: brady's girl | Date: May 22nd, 2008 1:56 PM
Hello everyone!

my boyfriend went fishing last weekend and caught a few turtles and gave them to me. there are three and he just brought them over yesterday. I'm having trouble identifying the species. but I'm pretty sure they are musk turtles. these are my firsts and i want them to be happy. last night (first night at my house) they stuck closely together and were scared. they wouldnt eat either, but i know i have to be patient and let them get used to everything. my boyfriend had them in plain mud, so when he put them into my nice clean tank the water became fithly in seconds. today i plan to put them in the tub for some exrcise and i'm geting a toothbrush to scrub thier shells. ( is it just me or do turtles look more mean then scared? i'm trying not to take thier looks personally.) we figured out that i have two girls ( the twins, cause you cant tell one from the other) and a little boy, Sin Bad. i had to name one of them after a pirate, and he plays the part.: protective, active. i havent thought of girl names yet but i'm considering one of them to be Izzy.

my boyfriend caught six. so i got three and he got three. he has two boys and one girl. we didnt divide them by gender because i had to take the small ones. my tank is small. and in the future it would be interesting if they reproduced. but i have a problem, the last time i had a pet my dad picked it out and it was EVIL. and this time brady pikced them out. normal poeple look for thier own pets and find the perfect one by personality. i feel like i might not bond with them or something.
how long does it usually take for a turtle to be content? 

Name: megan | Date: May 23rd, 2008 12:06 AM
well this isn't a reply but i have a question about turtles. do big turtles carry baby ones if you no the answer please send me a message at millsberry.com 

Name: SAm | Date: May 27th, 2008 12:59 PM
So if i wash my hands i will not get samolillia 

Name: lindalu | Date: May 27th, 2008 1:39 PM
Sam
Yes....you will be fine if you wash your hands after handling the turtle. Also wash your hands after cleaning the turtle habitat as well.

Salmonella is found in baby turtles, the large full grown turtles don;t typically carry salmonella. Even with adult turtles I would still recommend hand washing after handling. 

Name: lindalu | Date: May 27th, 2008 1:48 PM
Brady's girl
I know you probably think you are doing the turtles justice by taking them in and attempting to care for them, but your really aren't! You don't know the kind of turtles they are, so there for you will not know the proper care to give them.

Just my opinion....but, I think the turtles would be best suited if they were put back in their natural habitat (where they were found!!) 

Name: turtle lover! | Date: May 30th, 2008 9:15 PM
Turtles are not appropriate pets for children! They require much more care than child can give to them. And what kid is prepared for at least a 20 year commitment?(at the least!) If you, as an adult, want a turtle, fine. But don't get one just because your kid wants one!This is exactly why turtles are the most mistreated pet! Think about the animals life, not just what your child thinks they want for right now! And if you do decide you want a turtle, research the kind and it's requirements beforehand. Too many people get a turtle and purchase tiny tanks for them because they only have so much room on their childs dresser or desk. They're not worried about what the turtle needs, only about where they want its home to go. This in turn causes sick,unhappy or even dead turtles! This is not a good lesson for your child! And children are more likely to drop the turtle, which can cause internal injuries and death! I'm not against kids having certain pets, I just don't think turtles are appropiate!Respect turtles, and if your kid wants one bad enough, they'll still be interested when they are old enough to actually properly care for one! For now- guinea pigs are awesome childrens pets and are a little easier to care for! 

Name: Robert | Date: Jun 8th, 2008 10:15 PM
What do i do if my red eard slider turtle fell and was blleding will it heal by its self???? 

Name: jessi | Date: Jun 19th, 2008 1:33 AM
I NEED SOME HELP!!!! I HAVE A PAINT TURTLE THAT WAS HIT BY A CAR SHES DOING OK BUT IS VERY UNHAPPY IN THE ENVIROMENT THAT I HAVE HER IN. I FEEL AWFUL BUT FEAR THAT SHE IS NOT WELL ENOUGH TO GO BACK TO THE WILD AND I WAS WONDERING IF ANY ONE WHO HAS A PAINT TURTLE THAT COULD GIVE ME SOME ADVICE THAT COULD MAKE HER STAY MORE INJOYABLE FOR HER INTL I AM ABLE TO RELEASE HER BACK INTO THE WILD 

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