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 #2267366


Wyland2222
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 New here with question

Hi my name is Trish.........I own ball pythons and beardies and had an iggy for awhile.........now here is my question.......if I wanted a turtle, which is the best kind to get living in Florida but not a tortie. I had a box years ago and know they need sunlight x number of hours per day and what to feed them etc, but I am thinking of a slider, not sure what kind of slider but something with color. How long do they live? What is their set up? Care etc...........or is there another kind of turtle a newbie should think about getting? I do not want one that has to love in the water all the time. Would appreciate any info you guys can give to me, I have tons of tanks, lights etc from when my snakes were little and from when I raised rats. This is just in the thinking and learning stage at this point. Is how I started before I got my first beardie and my first snake and the iggy that I rescued then re-homed...........gotta learn first and have everything ready or I don’t get critter, that is my policy :+)
Thanks
Trish



05/23/12  10:36am

 #2267586


Wyland2222
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  Message To: Wyland2222   In reference to Message Id: 2267366


 New here with question

I guess folks in here are not as helpful as in my other forums. 9 ppl read and no reply or welcome? Guess I will do to my other forums and talk to them then.........



05/25/12  10:50am

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Mr Aquarium
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  Message To: Wyland2222   In reference to Message Id: 2267586


 New here with question

Sorry, I read it but I don’t enough to offer any help, I know red eared sliders can live up to 30+ years if you catch them small and can keep them alive for up to around 6"

but other then that, i have no clue on turtles other then what I researched for my baby red eared slider.

Another thing to keep in mind is summer is here and a lot of people are out and doing other things, so replies are longer to get this time of year.



05/25/12  04:11pm

 #2267639


Wyland2222
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  Message To: Mr Aquarium   In reference to Message Id: 2267634


 New here with question

Well thank you for your reply..........I will look into it for sure :+)
Trish
P.S I live in Fl.....never run out of places to look for turtles here, rofl



05/25/12  04:44pm

 #2268758


Mr Aquarium
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  Message To: Wyland2222   In reference to Message Id: 2267639


 New here with question

Red eared sliders seems to be a very popular turtle to keep, that is what you see in most pet stores for sale, and if you can keep from a baby turtle for a year so alive (what I’ve read on the net) they can live over 30 years if properly cared for.



06/04/12  12:11pm

 #2269319


Wyland2222
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  Message To: Mr Aquarium   In reference to Message Id: 2268758


 New here with question

Thank you Mr Aquarium, that is what I was thinking, but I would not buy from a pet store! I appreciate you replying.
Trish



06/09/12  02:59am

 #2286101


Roxy828
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  Message To: Wyland2222   In reference to Message Id: 2267366


 New here with question

I would say a red eared slider. They are the easiest turtles to keep.
Sources : 4 red eared sliders



11/22/12  07:30pm

 #2286268


X-Dragon-x
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  Message To: Roxy828   In reference to Message Id: 2286101


 New here with question

Hmm, yes RES are easy, but get big... Painted turtles don’t get as big, but their care is very similar

Sources: 5+ Eastern painted turtles



11/25/12  09:43am

 #2297950


SapphireDragon
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  Message To: Wyland2222   In reference to Message Id: 2267366


 New here with question

If you want a turtle that doesn’t live in water all the time, you don’t want a turtle. Turtles live in water and that’s that.



05/30/13  06:49pm


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