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post #11 of 15 Old 08-08-2008, 06:06 AM Thread Starter
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Ok, that would be good. Well she probably had to get it out and didn't have a good place to put it so she just dumped it.

Do you keep the mulch type bottom moist? If it is an Eastern box turtle than I read that they like to stay in moist places and they eat meat (+ bugs), veggies, and fruit. Maybe she just doesn't like crickets. My turtles (not the two lil ones) don't like earthworms at all . . . Which is really odd to me but oh, well. You can try it if you want. I know that (usually) they love to eat the live bugs (I guess they're more fun cause they move :) lol). When we first got our girl I went to dig up worms and I think she got sick from them. So I don't know what they were in but they weren't good. So if I were you I'd buy some from the store (just to see if she like them cause she does need meat). I heard that you shouldn't buy bugs from fishing stores cause their bugs could have germs and things on them. I don't know if they eat toads. We just found a few lil toads is our backyard with them and they're not touching them.

How big is your aquarium? Do you have places for her to hide? Make sure when you feed her that you giver her meat, veggies (especially carrots), and (if you want) fruit. My turtles like apples too (if you wanna try that out). They don't eat a lot so I wouldn't worry too much about it. But if she's not eating at all then you've got a problem. When we first got our turtles they wouldn't eat (cause it's a new environment and everything) so we would put a turtle in a square box (like 1ft.) with food and eventually they start eating. You know how pots come with like a lil plate that catches the water well we use that for their food.

You might want to give her a container of dirt (that she can get into) just in case she has more eggs to lay. + they like to dig in and sleep (but an eastern box turtle might just like to bury itself in that mulch).
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post #12 of 15 Old 08-08-2008, 12:06 PM
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I don't have a turtle or any experience with them- but I think they are SO cute!!

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post #13 of 15 Old 08-28-2008, 10:21 AM
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MY TURTLE LAID ANOTHER EGG!!!!! How long will it take to hatch?

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post #14 of 15 Old 08-29-2008, 09:47 PM
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I have a baby alligator snapping turtle, a red eared slyder , and 3 box tortosises,
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post #15 of 15 Old 09-22-2008, 02:45 PM
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I've got two African sulcatas, a two old and a seven year old. They're the third largest species of land tortoise in the world.

Sherman, 7 years:


She found a pear in the yard. Didn't even know we had a pear tree!! See what you find when you take your tortoise for a walk??!!


Bradley, 2 years:

A year ago when we got him:


And now, just a year later. He's going to be a big boy.


These pictures make me realize, I really need some decent ones of Ricky Bobby.

And we have 5 box turtles, both hatchlings and adults.
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