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Old 03-08-2013, 11:34 AM   #1 
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what kind of turtle is this??

my friend's son showed no interest in this turtle and asked if i wanted it, i figured at least under me it would have a better chance of living longer i would like to find out more info on it so i have a better grasp for taking care of it. at the moment he's in a spare 2.5g i have with polished river rock bottom and a small amount of water maybe an inch with an elevated dry area. he's very small maybe 2.5 inches long

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Old 03-08-2013, 11:39 AM   #2 
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Looks to be a painted turtle. Are you going to get him a bigger tank?
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:47 AM   #3 
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does he need a bigger tank?? whats a good size tank for him??
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Most turtles need a 40 breeder plus /:
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They reach around 7 inches. So I would think a 20 gallon long is a bare minimum, 40 gallons would be better though. These guys are omnivores, so they need to eat both veggies and insects. Also, one of the sides of the tanks needs to be heated up to 85 degrees roughly.
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thank you for the info, i have a petstore around the corner from my workplace, i know how im spending my lunchbreak :P
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They reach around 7 inches. So I would think a 20 gallon long is a bare minimum, 40 gallons would be better though. These guys are omnivores, so they need to eat both veggies and insects. Also, one of the sides of the tanks needs to be heated up to 85 degrees roughly.
Oh...these guys are pretty small for turtles!
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Old 03-16-2013, 03:35 AM   #8 
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Don't forget uv lighting, without it your turtle will get vitamin deficiencies causing it to whither away and eventually die.

Make sure to buy a uv light that is designed for reptiles. A reptile terrarium hood is one of the best ways to do this. You'll also want a heat lamp that gives of little light(blue or black) or a reptile ceramic heat emitter. make sure to get a lamp with a dimmer so you can control the heat.
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:37 PM   #9 
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Itsuki, do you have any better pictures, maybe showing the center of the back?

He looks like a yellow cooter to me.


Males reach 7 inches, females up to 10. They're similar in care to red eared sliders and painted turtles.
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Old 03-16-2013, 03:07 PM   #10 
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well i have a turtle question too. can you keep painted/red eared slider turtles in an outside pond? its 240 gal.
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