General Care Discussion :: Spunk on his back...again!

Taking care of your turtle's overall health.

Post Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 12:44 pm   

Smoochie5 wrote:He seems to be healthy to me. Very active. l placed him on his back outside the tank and he did right himself quickly. I will add some more water to his tank even though for his size I'm sure the amout I have him in is enough.


Lisa, there's no reason for a 1.5" turtle to not have that 20 gallon tank at least 3/4 full. They are VERY good swimmers, and need this to stimulate muscle growth. Basically, it's like saying my kid doesn't need to come out of his room...he fits in there just fine :) I know that's an extreme, just trying to make a point. Please read the stickies available on the forum for a proper hatchling habatat. I would fill that tank just below the point he could climb out, and get a floating turtle dock. Keep plenty of plants so he can float on them and not get too tired to surface, and you'll be doing him a favor.
Thanks!
Scott
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Post Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 4:44 pm   

Will do. I was worried about him struggling to get air...but you answered that concern.
Thanks a bunch,
Lisa :oops: [/img]
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