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Post Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:02 pm   Adopted turtles

Hi everyone one!

I just adopted two RES off of kijiji. One (I believe is male) is around 3 inches shell wise, and the one I believe to be female is around 5 inches and has scoute going on. They were in a 5-8 gallon tank when I got them! Needless to say they have horrible pyramid shells and a few other issues. I've up graded them to a 70 for now and will be upgrading them again soon. It's been a few decades since I've owned RES turtles so I appreciate and look forward to everyone's advice as I try and get these poor things to a healthier state.

I know this is not the place for questions so I will post pictures (once they have settled in a bit more) and numerous questions in the appropriate forums.

Thanks in advance for all your help!
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Post Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:51 am   Re: Adopted turtles

Welcome to the site debby! What is scoute? Just be aware that males most likely will have to be separated. Glad you recused them and joined us!
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Post Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:42 pm   Re: Adopted turtles

Welcome to the group!! I imagine they feel like they are in heaven being moved into a 70 gallon tank from a 10 or smaller tank. I can't wait to see pictures..
Midland Painted--Philbert--SIP :(
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1-2 1/2" Western Painted Turtle (male)--Titan
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