General Care Discussion :: Bored, stressed, or neither?

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:31 pm   Re: Bored, stressed, or neither?

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?
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Post Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:44 am   Re: Bored, stressed, or neither?

Well I'm very happy to hear this ! :) Always awesome news when you know your companions are healthy !
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Post Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:59 am   Re: Bored, stressed, or neither?

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)
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Post Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:59 am   Re: Bored, stressed, or neither?

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.
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Post Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:05 pm   Re: Bored, stressed, or neither?

Tell Sedge that Piggley agrees , that his buddy will be ok ! 8)
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Post Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:22 pm   Re: Bored, stressed, or neither?

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) :)
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Post Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:36 pm   Re: Bored, stressed, or neither?

That's great news for the both of you !
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Post Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:00 am   Re: Bored, stressed, or neither?

Very nice to hear :)
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