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 #2284342


TeeGee117
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 Help Save Arnie!



I recently came into ownership of two hatchling tortoises. One (Gilbert) eats like a pig. The other one featured above does not eat at all. I have had them for two weeks and I have not seen Arnie eat anything. We are feeding them a complex salad of rose petals, romaine lettuce, carrots, strawberries, tomatoes, spinach and Cantaloupe. They have a heat lamp, I am going to buy a thermometer and a UVB light today. Unfortunately I don’t know what kind of turtles these are, and the people we received them from are currently unavailable. They told me these turtle eat mil worms... but all the research i have done says otherwise. Please help me properly identify them so I can doctor Arnie properly.

Thank you! Any advice will help.



11/01/12  01:54pm

 #2284349


Rokdog
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  Message To: TeeGee117   In reference to Message Id: 2284342


 Help Save Arnie!

first thing first

you need to propely ID your turtle before you can properly feed it as to diet requirements
as feeding a herbivourous turtle animal protein will eventually KILL IT...

pics of the bottom of shell & head shot will make it easier to ID them...they are also very drab
in appearance, rub a little oive oil on them to bring out their colors before picks....



11/01/12  02:15pm

 #2284452


Kyguylal
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  Message To: Rokdog   In reference to Message Id: 2284349


 Help Save Arnie!

How’d you aquire them? You find them?

they look like turtles not tortoises. Let them go if you found them



11/02/12  07:40pm

 #2285337


Jwiedner
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  Message To: TeeGee117   In reference to Message Id: 2284342


 Help Save Arnie!

Definatley a box turtle. Looks like an ornate.....they need a lot of protein as hatchlings such as earthworms, mealworms, crickets, etc. Also, if you did get it out of the wild as long as you are giving it the proper care i wouldn’t recomend releasing it as hatchling box turtle survival rates are very low in the wild but if you want nature to take its course thats cool too lol..



11/13/12  09:16pm

 #2285965


Kyguylal
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  Message To: Jwiedner   In reference to Message Id: 2285337


 Help Save Arnie!

Do your research bro. Definitely not an ornate box turtle



11/20/12  10:08pm

 #2291945


Tasha23
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  Message To: Kyguylal   In reference to Message Id: 2285965


 Help Save Arnie!

looks like a water turtle!



02/13/13  01:48am


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