General Care Discussion :: Turtle poop?

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:57 pm   Turtle poop?

I've been giving Maxi some romaine lettuce and yesterday some watermelon.. I came home today it looked like a mess in the tank with I assume the lettuce floating around some looked like balls and some long strains plus I saw some carrots as well.
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:23 pm   Re: Turtle poop?

What color was it? If it was dark green, you might have used too much veggies.
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Post Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:38 am   Re: Turtle poop?

Dark green more is stuck to the intake to the filter I will grab a picture when I get home
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Post Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:40 am   Re: Turtle poop?

Have you been using the same amount? Normally when I see unusual poop, I cut back on everything a bit until it returns to normal.
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Post Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:42 pm   Re: Turtle poop?

Normally I give a leaf about as big as her shell
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Post Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:24 pm   Re: Turtle poop?

How much watermelon?
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Post Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:45 pm   Re: Turtle poop?

Just one cube slice maybe like a 3 x3 size
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:37 am   Re: Turtle poop?

In inches? Yea, that's a bit much.
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:37 am   Re: Turtle poop?

Here is one picture

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:39 am   Re: Turtle poop?

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:16 pm   Re: Turtle poop?

I don't see it in the 2nd pic. Has his poops returned to normal?
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Post Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:28 pm   Re: Turtle poop?

I haven’t seen any more yet
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Post Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:53 pm   Re: Turtle poop?

Thats a good sign. I would probably look into a different substrate though.
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Post Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:03 pm   Re: Turtle poop?

Crazy some sites are like it’s great and some are like no.. pool sand is hard to find local and still needs to be washed
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:56 am   Re: Turtle poop?

I've found them at garden centers. They still need to be washed but work a bit better in the tank since the grains are a bit bigger. You can still use playsand if you wish.
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