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Post Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:37 pm   Alo !

Hello ! I've been a turtle mom for a year now. Last year I rescued my neighbour's RES and took care of her for a month (had to give her back after), and I fell in love with these amazing guys ! This year on January my neighbours bought me two RES as a thank you gift. They are Shellby and Shelldon :lol: Nobody really knows how to take good care of "exotic" animals here so it's a bit hard to get what I need for them, but I do my best ! Since my only source of infos is the internet I decided it was time to create an account here ! I've been stalking this forum for a while now lol

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Post Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:51 pm   Re: Alo !

Welcome to the forum! How big are Shellby and Shelldon now?
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:16 am   Re: Alo !

They are about 10 cm. I got them when they were babies. Tbh I am not 100% sure about their gender, but I'll see in the future :)
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:39 pm   Re: Alo !

At that size, you should be able to tell the gender. If they're not showing male characteristics by now, you likely have females.
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:50 am   Re: Alo !

Alright, I guess they are females then ! I'm happy to hear this, I know that males can be a bit of a trouble.
... I'll need to rename Shelldon now lol
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:50 pm   Re: Alo !

Just remember some females can be aggressive too. They also get larger, so you need more space.
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:23 am   Re: Alo !

I didn't know that. Thank you steve, I will be checking on both of their behaviour. :)
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