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Re: New tank !

PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:37 am
by Kingbird44
Nice! What is the tank size?

Re: New tank !

PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:02 am
by litefoot
PokePony , don't see that little cartoon cloud in back middle by the one with her head up high ? You're going to be my new mommy !
Kind of looks like Shellby ?

Re: New tank !

PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:20 am
by PokePony
Kingbird, it's a 45 or 55 gallon, I forgot :lol:

litefoot, how can you knooow ahahah !

Re: New tank !

PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:37 am
by litefoot
Haha ! Over my years my turtles gave me turtle talking lessons!!!

Seriously now , I learned to watch a turtles expressions ! As with humans that is a large part of communications. When one observes well you can tell when someone is lying from those macro expressions . There's a proven link between emotions and expressions and to me can be said true with turtles to. It helps when one can offer a lot of time to there pets I watch TV with Piggley , read to him ... also just fun one on one time playing. Yes turtles can play. Always watching his every expression ! Ever wonder why some pet owners have such a great connection with there pets especially dogs, it take patient's on our part.

Re: New tank !

PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:27 am
by PokePony
Took them out for a little walk. My grass is really dry yes. I just realised how much they've grown, they are like a year old and already look like adults. People love the green hatchlings but I still think they look beautiful and cute with the darker colours.
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Also I have a little question. I'm not super worried so I'm not gonna make a new thread. I know they are ready to shed now but it looks a bit weird idk. Is this normal for a shed or is this something else ?
https://scontent.fmru3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/ ... e=5A082FF8


EDIT: Also I meant to show this weeks ago but always forgot. I did add a cool bg to the tank so it looks better (IMO). I printed a big bg on several piece of papers at home and then just stick them together :lol:
https://scontent.fmru3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/ ... e=5A07D12F

Re: New tank !

PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:34 am
by litefoot
BG looks good to me ! As long as you and your turtles like it that's all that counts.

Now that shed : This is my opinion. Keratin layer is sometimes thinner in places . The way turtles bump around may of hit it , rubbed it , crack it but looks minor . Like a sun burn on your skin sometimes it comes off in sheets and other times in a million pieces. I do see a very little fungus around it but to me should be ok , will come off in shed. Just observe very well that it does not get worst then needing treatment. Keep a clean tank , good basking temps and all should be good. It would not hurt to wash it ( OTC surgical scrub ) and make sure it stays clean so a bacteria and or a fungus does not take control. Do not try to help the keratin layer off could damage new under shell. Let nature do it's thing. Keep area clean and should be good. May take that area a little longer to shed than other areas but will shed.

You have good looking turtles !

Re: New tank !

PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:59 am
by PokePony
Thank you litefoot :)
I take them out more often in summer because it's hard to keep the water cold, so they bask less. I think I'll do a little scrub and a bigger water change just in case this weekend ! I haven't seen anything on Shellby (it is Shelldon's shell on the picture) but I will scrub both of them because I am extra.

Thank you for the kind words, they appreciate it ! :mrgreen: :msgreen:

Re: New tank !

PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:47 am
by vinniffa
PokePony wrote:Is it okay if I post other pictures of my turtles ? :mrgreen: :msgreen:
Sometimes I take them out of the tank and we go on a stroll in the garden
https://www.pixenli.com/images/1506/150 ... 339000.jpg
https://www.pixenli.com/images/1506/150 ... 012600.jpg

And this is Shelldon taking a nap, like one or two months ago, in its old tank
https://www.pixenli.com/images/1506/150 ... 805600.jpg


Great pictures!

Re: New tank !

PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:38 am
by PokePony
Thank you :)

Re: New tank !

PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:48 am
by PokePony
Guys I think Shelldon might be a Shelly afterall :lol: But I might need to wait another year to be sure. :mrgreen: :?: :msgreen:
Anyway here are the two children:

https://scontent.fmru3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/ ... e=5B2CF2DD

https://scontent.fmru3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/ ... e=5B27A0DC

Re: New tank !

PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:18 pm
by VeipaCray
Do you have a pic of their cloaca? Underside of the tail when their shell is 4" or so is the most reliable way to tell m/f.

Re: New tank !

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:58 am
by PokePony
I've tried real hard a few times to see but it's practically impossible because they hate being handled, so they curled inside during every check up :lol:

EDIT: I've managed to see, I don't know why I haven't thought of this before. I put some treats floating in their tank and I went under to see. They are both female! First of all, that's some good news because that means there is a chance I won't have to separate them (no breeding!). So... Shelldon is officially Shelly now. :lol:

Re: New tank !

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:19 pm
by Kingbird44
ohhh boy thats gonna be one big tank :-P

Re: New tank !

PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 7:57 am
by PokePony
Hello all! I meant to post these a long time ago but never had the time :lol:
So I changed the tank a bit and added sand as well :) They LOVE it! Always playing and digging around.

https://ibb.co/b7AyW7

Shellby:
https://ibb.co/cG07r7
https://ibb.co/m6PBJn

Shelly putting Shellby's head in the sand :roll:
https://ibb.co/cKAwjS

And them from above:
https://ibb.co/ch8hPS

Re: New tank !

PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 7:29 pm
by steve
Looks so nice, the water is looks so clear!