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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 

Name: JESSI | Date: Jun 19th, 2008 1:37 AM
IF YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS ABOUT MY TURTLE CRISE COULD YOU E-MAIL AT [email protected] THANKS SO MUCH 

Name: becky | Date: Jun 25th, 2008 4:20 PM
what do baby oaint turtles eat? 

Name: lindalu | Date: Jun 26th, 2008 8:35 PM
Becky
Painted turtle hatchings prefer a carnivorous diet of larvae, crickets, beetles, small worms and maggots. In captivity, they may be given commercially-made turtle food along with a varied diet. As they grow older, turtles tend to consume more plant material. 

Name: PetLover | Date: Jun 30th, 2008 3:56 PM
Hello, i have a couple of questions for anyone who is familiar with turtles and turtle needs. First, i have a 130 Gal, tank of which I keep my 3 sliders and 1 Map turtle, They all range from largest 12 " round to smallest is 7" round, one slider and the map are each approx 10 " rnd. I have had my turtles for 9 yrs. When I bought the tank it came with 2 glas flip up covers which I dont use because they create too much humidity. So i use a makeshift strong mesh screen for windows to keep my cats from falling in. II have to hold it down on one end with heavy box so it does not topple over. Does anyone know where I can find one that can fit correctly. I was thinking I might be able to make one if I have to. But that is not the biggest problem now. A few days ago I was travelling on the interstate and spotted a turtle that was about to cross in very heavy traffic. I turned around and came closer to rescue and to my surprise it was a red ear slider. About approx. 22" round. It looks very healthy for the most part but it was dehydrated. I dont think there is a lake nearby that has turtles living but really not sure. i dont want to place in my tank with my other 4 because I am afraid of any type of contamination or possibly aggression. My problem is I need a tank like 3 days ago. Does anyone know of a place I can find used supplies. I want to keep him but have to minimize cost now. I have many pets that I have resued and take care of plus 4 kids. and anyone who has all of the above know how much cost is involved. I was thinking of giving him up to a real shelter but dont think anyone really would appreciate him. I want to keep, but desperately need separate supplies for "Mr. Grande". can anyone help with suggestions or direct me to a place for help? thanks 

Name: lindalu | Date: Jun 30th, 2008 6:47 PM
PetLover

You can try.... www.craigslist.com. There you can find just about anything you are looking for, rite in your own area.

Good luck! 


Name: kinggoofy | Date: Jul 9th, 2008 3:06 PM
well ma'm my friend king grumpy has a turtle actually 2 one ran away just a couple of days ago. we too were worried and terribly anxious to also contract salmonella however we discoverd that niggas that get salmonella are dumb. salmonella in my experience comes from a dirty uncared for tank and basically neglegence of the turtle. if u can drink raw eggs and coke to get rid of a stomach ache then its less likely for u to contract it from a turtle. dont worry as long as ur kind isnt dumb its straight. as a reccomendation. i suggest u get 2 filters they help alot since the turtle has to be kept very clean in order for it not to contract any diseses 

Name: rose | Date: Jul 22nd, 2008 7:55 PM
yes its ture but i just caught one from the lake yesterday (7/22/08) but he sould wash hands before and after u touch ANY turtle and buy an extra tooth brush to wah that turtle at least every time u clean the cage (for if u get him 1) 

Name: LAKI LEWIS | Date: Jul 27th, 2008 1:43 PM
YES SALMONELLA CAN KILL BUT JUST MAKE SURE YOUR SON WASHES HIS HANDS AFTERWARD. IF HE DOES YOU HAVE NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT**** 

Name: mark | Date: Aug 14th, 2008 5:26 PM
what r the things i need 4 my turtle i want to keep him what do i need 

Name: Susan | Date: Oct 24th, 2008 8:05 PM
Can someone help me about my turtles??? 

Name: nick s | Date: Nov 28th, 2008 12:49 AM
ive had re eared sliders for about 15 years they were the size of a quarter when i got them is there a chance they can be put backinto the wild or an outside pond 

Name: lindalu | Date: Nov 28th, 2008 4:50 AM
Nick s,
15 years that's a long time. How big is the turtle and why do you want to release it now? I ask because I can't imagine after 15 years you wanting to release it. I had one for only a year and got totally attached to it, I felt terrible releasing it. 

Name: lil tiger | Date: Jan 13th, 2009 5:13 PM
Ya r crazii 

Name: al | Date: Jan 23rd, 2009 2:35 AM
i have 29 gallon tank with eastern mud turtle and soon to get common musk turtle.i have a floating log and floating plants.they can get completly out of water with the log.would it be ok if i get a repto 5.0 or should i get the 10.0??i have water filled about 75% because have a 110 aqua clear filter.need help. 

Name: Jared | Date: Apr 9th, 2009 1:33 AM
how do you know what kind of trurle you got??? 

Name: LittleMiss | Date: Apr 13th, 2009 3:39 PM
I had a turtle before and contracting salmonella isn't a big problem. First be sure that you wash your hands and your son's hands before and after playing with the turtles. Next be sure that you watch your son playing with the turtle, make sure that he's not putting his hands in his mouth etc... Take care of the turtle too my cleaning it often.

Turtles are fun pets. It's fun to watch them run and swim around. 

Name: Sabrina | Date: Apr 26th, 2009 8:41 AM
Tell ur son to wash his hands with anti-bactireal soap after playing with his turtle or if you are REALLY scared, buy him something else. I hope i helped u; 

Name: bogan | Date: May 2nd, 2009 3:22 AM
no you asshole 

Name: turtlegirlsmiley | Date: May 4th, 2009 6:20 PM
hey 

Name: Leslie | Date: May 17th, 2009 12:06 AM
I think that the whole salmonella thing is really a result of decomposed food in the turtles' water - not that turtles carry the disease. I have three semi-aquatic turtles now - have had them since 1986 = and absolutely no one has become ill. The turtles are fed separetly from their living environment. I do give them lettuce in their tank, but nothing more substantial. Prior to the three I currently own, I have had turtles as pets very nearly forever - certainly the past 50 years (I am 62) and i have enjoyed them, handled them, and never, ever becom sick. 

Name: kAAAA | Date: May 18th, 2009 11:12 PM
I LOVE TURTULES 

Name: leigh | Date: Jun 1st, 2009 3:19 PM
well stop over reacting and also r u a girl 

Name: Evan | Date: Jun 9th, 2009 4:41 PM
No you shouldnt i have two turtles myself. And this guy that works at petsmart never gets it each time he holds them. You shouldent be scared hoped this helped. 

Name: jamie beth | Date: Sep 17th, 2009 12:56 AM
i'm ten and i've had my turtle for three years. i got her from a friend who's father breeds tutles. I havent run into much trouble but however my mom makes sure i wash my hands with soap before eating or after i'm done playing with her. My family also has two lizards as well and they both have parasites but i just remeber to wash my hands befor touching the other one and i havent come into much trouble ecxept i remember not to touch my mouth or other animals 

Name: jamie beth | Date: Sep 17th, 2009 1:02 AM
ever morning and night i feed my turtle, someties its pellets but sometimes its fresh food. Even after i feed her she goes crazy and splashes around i dont know if it's the change of the light or just because shes still hungry. what should i do 

Name: jamie beth | Date: Sep 17th, 2009 1:09 AM
if your not already feeding them fresh food they might like that. my turtle loves banana and not all but most soft fruits and vegetables. she is an aquatic red eared slider thought so i dont know much about land turtles i also would suggest making sure the food is still ripe and not rotted and if you give them something like pellets i would suggest asking the people you buy or get it from about popular brands for your kind of turtles. i hope i helped 

Name: Payton | Date: Oct 3rd, 2009 2:03 PM
Your son will be fine.I have a turtle that I have had for 5 years. Your son will be fine. 

Name: Raymond | Date: Oct 6th, 2009 1:56 AM
I am no expert but i am a very experienced turtle owner. Depending on the age of your son and the age of the turtle. If the turtle is a baby then the chances of getting salmonella is much higher. And if your son is under 12 or has a weak immune system i wouldn't do it, but as long as you wash your hands after handing turtles you should be fine. 

Name: Rhianna | Date: Nov 20th, 2009 12:43 AM
hi, i loveeee turtles as well, but i am also scared of qettinq salmonella, so i dont buy them, i just look at them in aqauriums, because i love turles soo much i moved to a place a couple of minutes away from the aquarium, handy really, i have always been a lover of turtles, and i hope that people around me will start to love turtles as much as i do

bye, Rhianna 

Name: sweetpea123 | Date: Nov 24th, 2009 5:44 PM
i don't think that is much to worry about with having a pet turtle. afterall, people have been keeping turtles as pets for many years. also, if i remember correctly the turtle is going to be spending most of it's time in the aquarium, so it's not like your son is going to be playing around with it all day as if it were dog. 

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