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    Flowers for mom Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    Any one here have a turtle or tortoise?

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    I caught one a year or so ago but I let him go

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    Several years ago a co worker called me over in the parking lot. He found a turtle which I thought was a tortoise in the parking lot. Walking towards traffic.

    He couldn't take it with him where he was going and it was decided I had to take it to the other building. Where I put it in a box with some lettuce and then went about my chores.

    Later another coworker told me it was a red eared slider. She had me find a wash basin and we put in a little water. I told her I wasn't taking it home on my bike. So she took it to a park where there was an established colony. Found out later that they are considered a pest at the park.

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    Been there. Done that. ships_turtle3.jpg
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    My kids brought one home from the forest once. It burrowed down in the grass as soon as they let it down in the yard and then ran away overnight.
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    About 15 years or so ago, I took the kids to a local pond. They brought a net and bucket to catch tadpols for our outdoor fish pond. They also found a tiny turtle, about the size of a quater happily liveing it's life. But they decided they had to 'rescue' it from the dangers of the wild. My wife sided with them. So we took it home, set it up in a fish tank. It grew over the winter. So in the spring, my wife thought it would like to live outside in the small fish pond. It seemed to be doing fine, we'd drop in food and it would eat it. It continued to grow. Then one morning, my wife found it at end of the driveway. It had been taken out of the pond, by a racoon(?), and it's feet eaten off, and a crack in it's shell. So we set up the fish tank in the house again, and began the death watch.
    But it is a strong little guy. It's wounds slowly healed, and it kept eating, and growing. And that is why we have a turtle in our house with four stumps instead of feet. He does fine, although he does need help getting on to his rock to bask.
    If you don't know the way, you shouldn't be going there.

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    ^You should name him Bob.

    Or, you could put him on the porch and call him Matt. Put him in the mailbox and call him Bill. Hang him on the wall and call him Art. Or...
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    Quote Originally Posted by leob1 View Post
    About 15 years or so ago, I took the kids to a local pond. They brought a net and bucket to catch tadpols for our outdoor fish pond. They also found a tiny turtle, about the size of a quater happily liveing it's life. But they decided they had to 'rescue' it from the dangers of the wild. My wife sided with them. So we took it home, set it up in a fish tank. It grew over the winter. So in the spring, my wife thought it would like to live outside in the small fish pond. It seemed to be doing fine, we'd drop in food and it would eat it. It continued to grow. Then one morning, my wife found it at end of the driveway. It had been taken out of the pond, by a racoon(?), and it's feet eaten off, and a crack in it's shell. So we set up the fish tank in the house again, and began the death watch.
    But it is a strong little guy. It's wounds slowly healed, and it kept eating, and growing. And that is why we have a turtle in our house with four stumps instead of feet. He does fine, although he does need help getting on to his rock to bask.
    Raccoons are horrible. So are dogs. Rats tend to eat their feet as well during hibernation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leob1 View Post
    About 15 years or so ago, I took the kids to a local pond. They brought a net and bucket to catch tadpols for our outdoor fish pond. They also found a tiny turtle, about the size of a quater happily liveing it's life. But they decided they had to 'rescue' it from the dangers of the wild. My wife sided with them. So we took it home, set it up in a fish tank. It grew over the winter. So in the spring, my wife thought it would like to live outside in the small fish pond. It seemed to be doing fine, we'd drop in food and it would eat it. It continued to grow. Then one morning, my wife found it at end of the driveway. It had been taken out of the pond, by a racoon(?), and it's feet eaten off, and a crack in it's shell. So we set up the fish tank in the house again, and began the death watch.
    But it is a strong little guy. It's wounds slowly healed, and it kept eating, and growing. And that is why we have a turtle in our house with four stumps instead of feet. He does fine, although he does need help getting on to his rock to bask.
    My GFs daughter had a turtle that outgrew a couple of aquariums at their house and we started looking for another home for it. I know someone with a pond in his backyard and a huge tank he uses for breeding fish for the pond. We gave him the turtle and he loved swimming around in the breeder tank, but he managed to escape and hasn't been seen since.

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    My parents have some sort of aquatic turtle that's no less than 20 years old. He's always been really really timid, but he used to perch out on his rocks under his lamp all day, now he spends all his time in a corner underwater. We made his perch easier to get onto and he just keeps knocking it over. I thought he needed some variation in his diet or something, but the vet says pellets only.

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    I don't have a turtle, but one evening I saw a pair making sweet love in the creek nearby. It was slow. She apparently held her breath for a long long time.
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