Feeding and Nutrition :: 5 Year Old Male Red Eared Sliders Refuse to Eat?

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:26 pm   Re: 5 Year Old Male Red Eared Sliders Refuse to Eat?

Rocks aren't usually recommend since they take away space for water. UVB bulbs are generally pretty weak, so I don't expect them to really help. If you take them outdoors often, then you won't need a UVB lamp. You should still have lights for basking.
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Post Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:09 am   Re: 5 Year Old Male Red Eared Sliders Refuse to Eat?

steve wrote:Rocks aren't usually recommend since they take away space for water. UVB bulbs are generally pretty weak, so I don't expect them to really help. If you take them outdoors often, then you won't need a UVB lamp. You should still have lights for basking.

Here's my plan (just for the cold season):
- Two 56 Qt Plastic Tubs (insufficient space so I have to get small but big enough for a turtle)
- Two DIY Basking areas, which I have to research on
- Two heaters if necessary, unless room temperature is warm enough
- Clean water and ReptoMin sticks

Will keeping them in temporary homes stunt their growth? :o

Maybe when spring comes, I will look on Craigslist for a tank for both of the turtles. Big enough that I can divide the tank to prevent aggression as they are fighting these days.
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Post Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:50 am   Re: 5 Year Old Male Red Eared Sliders Refuse to Eat?

I'm guessing you will take them out during the day? At what times will you bring them in?
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Post Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:08 am   Re: 5 Year Old Male Red Eared Sliders Refuse to Eat?

steve wrote:I'm guessing you will take them out during the day? At what times will you bring them in?

I would take them out during the day, but when they're in the tub together, they'd fight forever. I'll probably bring them in late afternoon until the next morning.
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