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Re: Bored, stressed, or neither?

PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:31 pm
by steve
I'm not sure if the dry docking is necessary, maybe worthwhile if he gets some UVB. How is his behavior when you're doing this? Basks, hides or tries to escape?

Re: Bored, stressed, or neither?

PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:44 am
by PokePony
Well I'm very happy to hear this ! :) Always awesome news when you know your companions are healthy !

Re: Bored, stressed, or neither?

PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:59 am
by litefoot
That one or two hour difference in day light with seasons changing or 1*-2* difference in temp's may not mean a lot to us . Some of our little friends are more sensitive to it and respond in there way. No matter how well we think our habitat's are set , not all turtles are exactly the same , some just don't follow that book. All we can do is observe well and adjust to our little guy's needs. After five decades in hobby I am still learning. Looking at it more from a turtles point of view may help // guess we need to add psychology to our field of turtle keeping...8)

Re: Bored, stressed, or neither?

PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:59 am
by Kingbird44
He tries to escape, then basks. It seems worth trying for a bit because I'm worried he's not getting enough UV light... and he did seem to bask more on his own afterwards yesterday.

Re: Bored, stressed, or neither?

PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:05 pm
by litefoot
Tell Sedge that Piggley agrees , that his buddy will be ok ! 8)

Re: Bored, stressed, or neither?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:22 pm
by Kingbird44
Well, I made the changes. It seems like dry docking gave him the cue he needed? I only dry docked for ~30 mins on Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon. Then I was out of town Tues-Wed. Housemate says he basked a lot the past couple days and he's backing right now (Thurs) :)

Re: Bored, stressed, or neither?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:36 pm
by litefoot
That's great news for the both of you !

Re: Bored, stressed, or neither?

PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:00 am
by PokePony
Very nice to hear :)