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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 05-03-2012, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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What kind of turtle is this?

I rescued this little guy from a tiny one gallon bowl. Thing is, I have no idea what kind of turtle he is. I took him to the reptile store but was told to bring him back on Friday when the owner would be in so he could take a guess. What do you guys think? Right now he's in a ten gallon and we're calling him Donatello :)



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post #2 of 39 (permalink) Old 05-03-2012, 07:41 PM
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I think that is a Box Turtle. I am not sure,though. Are the eyes red? Male Box turtles have red eyes.
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I have no idea, what about a yellow eared slider? Looks like the one my friend used to have.


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Musk turtle maybe?
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It's definately an aquatic or semi-aquatic but I have no idea what kind :/
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What does the bottom of his shell look like?
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Could it be a Sonoran Mud Turtle?

http://www.californiaherps.com/turtl...onoriense.html
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I think it's definitely some kind of mud turtle. It's certainly not a slider, they have a more streamlined shell.

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I didn't think about taking a picture of the bottom of him... I will do so tonight. When I had taken him to the reptile store, the newbie of an employee guessed either mud turtle or snapping turtle. I'll post the picture of his underside later tonight. I just want to know what the best way to take care of him is. Like, does he need deeper or shallow water, what kind of bulb do I need for him, do I need a heater for the water as well, how do I control humidity, is a glass top or a screen top better, what does he eat, what live foods would he like? That kind of thing. I am a total noob.
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Well, when you know what kind of turtle you have you can look up his needs. Sorry I can't help you because I had red eared sliders for years and only know about them. Good luck though :) He's cute. I think he looks young but that's me.

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