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My male RES, Robbie, is 10 years old and has lived outside in our pond for about 9 years now. We live in San Diego so my lil guy gets lots of natural sunshine and has provided shade as well. He is beeeeautiful!! Lovely dark green color, great markings, healthy lil bugger! My question is this: we are moving and unfortunately have to move to an apartment. I do NOT want to give him up and and am wondering if he’s gunna be OK living inside in a tank? His pond now is a kiddy pool bout 1 foot deep and 3 feet across. If everyone thinks he will be cool living indoors and with artificial sunlight, how large a tank should I get? Second, please please please give me your opinions if you feel he would be better off at a sanctuary. I don’t want to give him up, I have loved having him as a pet, but want to do what is best for him. Thanx everyone!!



12/07/14  12:40pm

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  Message To: MischiefManaged   In reference to Message Id: 2311205


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They are completely fine indoors, most turtles wil be timid for a while when you change the environment, my maps wouldn’t even say hi for a while when I gave them a bigger tank :) but depending on the size of the tank just follow the basic rules, water changes with non chlorinated water, filter rated for twice the water you use, resting spot, basking spot, he should be fine, all my turtles are aquarium and they are happy :)



12/07/14  02:41pm

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  Message To: MischiefManaged   In reference to Message Id: 2311205


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If he is a male I would say an aquarium somewhere between 55-100 gallons. Similar to a larger in-door saltwater aquarium. However, more wide than tall as all reptile cages should be. 10.0 UVB and a basking spot at 90 Fahrenheit and he should be fine. Aquarium pumps are more troublesome to clean than planted out-door ponds, but if he was in a little pool I’m guessing you use/used such a pump, so should be accustomed to cleaning and replacing parts by now. If not - the pump is the only annoying part.



12/07/14  08:37pm

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  Message To: Iden   In reference to Message Id: 2311211


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Thank you!! I don’t want to have to give him away so I’m glad he should be OK indoors!!



12/08/14  07:05am


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