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Post Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:55 pm   want a new turtle

Hey :)
Ive been a turtle owner for a while now. I found a baby painted turtle on the side of the road and brought it home. Hes maybe close to a year old. I have everything he neededs. But i was wondering if i should get another painted turtle. I know thats its not really needed to get a new turtle. But i really want one for Christmas. So i wasnt sure if i should get one because he came from the wild and he trys to bite when i pick him up i dont know what to do about that either. I currently have him in a 10 gallon tank if i get the new turtle i may get a 30 or 40gallon one.
Thanks for your help :D :mrgreen:

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:42 pm   Re: want a new turtle

No, it's better to keep just one and to be honest, if it was near a pond or lake, it should have been put there. It's not just a moral situation, but also a legal one. How big is it now?
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Post Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:22 pm   Re: want a new turtle

Hes so close to two inches (his shell)
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:31 pm   Re: want a new turtle

Yea, I would keep him alone or separated.
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Post Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:29 am   Re: want a new turtle

And do you know what I should do about the bitting? I sit on the couch and put him on a blanket and he climbs and I put him back in the middle of the blanket and keep repeating that and it's only been two days but I don't know what to do. I would watch a YouTube video but I can't watch videos on my school ipad.
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Post Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:06 pm   Re: want a new turtle

Why are you picking up? Does he have his own enclosure? Painteds are aquatic turtles and should have water and a basking area.
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Post Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:15 pm   Re: want a new turtle

I only pick him up to move him while cleaning his tank. He does have his own enclosure. And he has water and a basking spot.
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