Other Turtle Discussion :: Who has the oldest turtle?

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:36 am   Who has the oldest turtle?

My turtle, Tucker is about 19 years old. I'm just curious if anyone has older turtles? She (unfortunate that her previous owner gave her a male name) is only 7 inches in length but I think that's because she lived in a 20 gallon tank for most of her life. :shock:

I'm curious to know how big your older turtles have become? Maybe we can find the oldest :mrgreen: on the board =D
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Post Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:19 pm   Re: Who has the oldest turtle?

Mine are about 7 years... though a few here are well into their teens, and think someone has 30 year old RES :)
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Post Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:14 pm   Re: Who has the oldest turtle?

yeah i heard about the teens one lol. having their turtle stay out late nights. man how do they manage

mine are still babies. 3 and about 5 or 6 years old
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:22 pm   Re: Who has the oldest turtle?

Let's see here... Sadie is approximately between 5 and 7 years old. We just got her a few months ago, but, she's a pretty big girl already (8 inch shell).

Hurricane and Typhoon are 2 and a half years old. We've had them since their shells were barely over an inch long!
Spike - Egyptian mau mix, 8 years old
Phryne - Japanese bobtail, 9 months old
Hurricane - RES, 8 yo, 6 1/2 in. long
Typhoon - RES/Map hybrid, 8 yo, 7 in. long
Sadie - RES, 20 yo, 10 in. long
Sophie - Colombian red tail boa, 5 yo, 5 ft. long
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:10 pm   Re: Who has the oldest turtle?

Mine is only 3 but I can tell shes going to be HUGE!
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:18 pm   Re: Who has the oldest turtle?

I gotta 12 y.o.
1 F RES 9" (Kingler)
1 F Belize Slider 7" (Agamemnon)
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:22 pm   Re: Who has the oldest turtle?

I've two 15 year olds, nine inch shell on one seven on the other. Imaginatively named "Big slider" and "Wee Slider" :)

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Post Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:17 am   Re: Who has the oldest turtle?

floydster wrote:I've two 15 year olds, nine inch shell on one seven on the other. Imaginatively named "Big slider" and "Wee Slider" :)

Floydster

Neat! Is the smaller one a male? My 18 year old is a female but she's still only 7 inches!
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Post Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:42 pm   Re: Who has the oldest turtle?

In another post, I think Floydster said both are females.
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:42 pm   Re: Who has the oldest turtle?

steve wrote:In another post, I think Floydster said both are females.


Yes,

Both female.

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Post Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:27 pm   Re: Who has the oldest turtle?

Mine are just 3 months old. Long ways to go. I hope they reach about 30 to 40 years old.
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:30 pm   Re: Who has the oldest turtle?

:shock: :shock: :shock: We have a red eared slider that is 45 years old!!! My wife got her as a silver-dollar sized baby on her sixth birthday. Her mother fed it hamburger, lettuce, cheese etc. instead of the nutrionless food that was available at the time. "Scooter" was originally thought to be a boy but eventually the shape of the shell showed that she was a female. When she first layed an egg at age 40 her sex was confirmed.
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Post Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:24 pm   Re: Who has the oldest turtle?

alanc1d wrote::shock: :shock: :shock: We have a red eared slider that is 45 years old!!! My wife got her as a silver-dollar sized baby on her sixth birthday. Her mother fed it hamburger, lettuce, cheese etc. instead of the nutrionless food that was available at the time. "Scooter" was originally thought to be a boy but eventually the shape of the shell showed that she was a female. When she first layed an egg at age 40 her sex was confirmed.

Wow, you must share a lot of interesting history with your girl ;)
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Post Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:40 am   Re: Who has the oldest turtle?

My male RES has been living with me for the past 19 years. It was very little when it was bought and I'm not sure how old it was at the time it was bought. Time really flies. Till now, it is still very active. Whenever I walk past it, it will 'chase' after me in the container.
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Post Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:54 am   Re: Who has the oldest turtle?

My mother 86 years olds bought a dime store turtle for my brother when he was two years old. my brother is now 63 years old. That makes the turtle 61 years old. He is a red eared slider. :shock: :shock: :shock:
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