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Post Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:50 pm   Can I swim with my turtle?

I set up a small kid pool on my back deck for my turtle to swim in. I wanted to give him a bigger area to explore today and I added dechlorinator to the water and some rocks for him to play with. I want to sit I'm the pool with her because it's pretty hot today but Im not sure if it's safe or not due to salmonella.... any advice?
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Post Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:07 pm   Re: Can I swim with my turtle?

No, it's not really safe for you or them. Like you pointed out, salmonella is pretty serious and most dechlorinators are not safe for turtles.
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Post Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:48 am   Re: Can I swim with my turtle?

In addition to steve's post is that when they urinate and/or defecate within the pool that you are swimming in, that could transfer more than just salmonella.
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