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unray
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# Posted: 26 Feb 2004 05:25


he said he is going to give it to us in 3 days

Josh
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# Posted: 26 Feb 2004 05:42


Cool, any idea what kind of turtle it is? If you don't you can just post a description of it cause I can I.D. any turtle from the U.S. on description alone, yes I used to be very into turtles.


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bonsai
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# Posted: 26 Feb 2004 06:01 · Edited by: bonsai


You'll need to ID a turtle from down under. unray isn't from the U.S., although his Grandfather may be from Texas, not part of the U.S. either but, close!


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Josh
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# Posted: 26 Feb 2004 06:24


Hey, I'm up for the challenge, but I'd probobly need a picture for that one if it's from australia.


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unray
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# Posted: 26 Feb 2004 06:47


i havent seen it but im sure its an eastern long necked turtle because my grandpa said it had a long neck
http://www.chelonia.org/Articles/easternlongneck.htm

x5dmr
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# Posted: 26 Feb 2004 15:13


Turtles are nice. you don't have to worry about stinky crickets as much. i may need to think my collection down this summer, because i might be working in either Kentucky, Michigan, Southern Ohio, or Florida,and i won't be able to have everything i have. INcluding my frogs. which will be very sad. but i will be able to keep my baby spotted turtle, baby woods turtle, and hopefully my reed frogs.

TigerFrog
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# Posted: 26 Feb 2004 16:34


wow...that turtle looks like it's going to get big! hope you have room to house it. be sure to post pics up too when you get him.

amazinglyricist....what are the smallest turtles and what do they look like. i would like to get a turtle sometime but don't want anything that's going to get too big.


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x5dmr
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# Posted: 26 Feb 2004 16:48


spotted turtles are small(black with yellow spots, there are a few individuals that are spotless though), total length of about 5 inches, box turtles don't get super big(aroun 5-7ish) either (like red eared sliders and painteds). and people ahve been real successful in breeding spotteds, but they are a bit price (around $100 for a hatchling).

Josh
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# Posted: 26 Feb 2004 18:34


The smallest ones, are between bog turtles up to 4" I belive(which are protected and you need a permit for and are somewhere around $800.00 each) and musk turtles and mud turtles(which are relatively cheap, around $5-$30.00 each)varying on spceies, keep in mind these sizes are for american species between 4-7".
Where are you from x5dmr? And how many of each of those do you have? Oh, and don't forget to keep the permit costs in mind if you decide on a spotted turtle.


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TigerFrog
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# Posted: 26 Feb 2004 19:15


i've seen a red eared slider before but wasn't sure how big they got. so you need a permit for a spotted and bog? i live in the states too btw.


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x5dmr
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# Posted: 26 Feb 2004 20:10 · Edited by: x5dmr


amazinglyricist: i am in ohio. a budy of mine got the woods for me at the Dayton, florida show for $65, and i got the woods at the reptile show here in ohio, for about 100 or 120, i can't remember. i have one of each.

as for the bog turtle, yeah it is protected in ohio (and if it isn't it should be)and i heard (in other states) of places trying to keep them captive (in zoos and stuff) but they are really picky about their habitat, and don't do well. that is why there are so few hear.

Josh
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# Posted: 26 Feb 2004 21:03


Yeah, you need a permit for Spotted, Bog, and Wood Turtles in the U.S. anyways. Here in Ohio you need an extra permit to be able to keep any reptile or amphibian species that is native to the state as well, even if it's captive bred.
And if you're getting a first turtle, your best bet is probobly a Painted Turtle, they are one of the hardiest turtles I have ever come across, and they get fairly big but not unmanageable something like 8" but I've seen one over a 1' long.
A Red-Eared Slider is a horrible choice for a first turtle since they generally get 1' long and grow extremely fast and are a very dirty turtle.


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ginevive
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# Posted: 27 Feb 2004 13:36


I would just tell him to let it go. I am finding out, by a friend who bought a wild-caught ball python, that WC reptiles are BAD NEWS. The thing now has ticks and possibly even mites. Also, wild caught reptiles are usually hosting a plethora of internal parasites, like nasty worms. Unless you have the funds to take it to the vet and get it dewormed/etc. I would avoid it at all costs!


-JEN- :)
Josh
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# Posted: 27 Feb 2004 17:27


Actually ginevive most of my turtles are wildcaught, and the ones that aren't may as well be since most turtles are bred on large scale turtle farms to be sold into pet shops, especially red-eared sliders.


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