New addition, Water turtle

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New addition, Water turtle

Postby gino » Tue Dec 04, 2007 6:56 pm

Hey all
I just thought ill share this little cutie with you, I got it a few days ago.
Im feeding it "Raffy" , it lives in a tank, with a rock in the middle(land LOL), water filter and a 25w basking light, plus a water heater at 25 degrees :)
I had it in the Caimans tank overnight but its so small i think the Caiman will try to chow it :(

Oh ya, before i forget, can someone please ID it for me so i can read up more and build it a even cooler enclosure than my Caiman(wich will be hard to beat for me LOL :lol: ) Im planning to get a few more to join it in its lonely life :lol:
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Postby gino » Tue Dec 04, 2007 6:59 pm

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Postby Leos r gr8 » Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:34 pm

Forgive me if I'm wrong but my guess would be a Marsh or Helmeted terrapin Pelomedusa subrufa,
That is a very cute animal but I think your caiman would make a nice snack out of this little guy! From what I've heard these guys are very illegal, may I ask where you got it?
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Postby gino » Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:46 pm

I bought it from a friend of a friend of a friend thats got quite a few :) quite cheap too :lol:
Thanx for the info Leos :)
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Postby Leos r gr8 » Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:51 pm

If you don't mind me asking, how much? (Feel free to PM me instead)

Be warned, they get quite big! I don't know why I am telling this to the guy that owns a caiman!
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Postby gino » Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:03 pm

just read they get 12cm :) I dont mind a big one though :lol: Its eyes are the coolest green/blue colour ever :lol:
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Postby gino » Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:47 pm

Few more questions for someone that knows?
1)Is UVB a must?
2)Is it okay to just keep one or should i get a few more?
3) Thanx in advance :lol:
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Postby -CAL- » Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:59 am

Dont they really stink when they get older?
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Postby Bushviper » Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:05 am

They get a damn side bigger than 12 cm. Uv is required for them if they are to grow properly.

Dont just feed them pinks but give some insects and also snails and other items that have calcium in them.
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Postby gino » Wed Dec 05, 2007 3:58 pm

Fanx for the info, i feed it Taipan food called "Raffy" its got vitimans in aswell :)
Thanx for fixing the thread BV :)
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Re:

Postby Chameleon Company » Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:46 pm

gino wrote:I bought it from a friend of a friend of a friend thats got quite a few :) quite cheap too :lol:
Thanx for the info Leos :)


And you laugh because its illegal?

Do you mind posting your address here too?
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Re: New addition, Water turtle

Postby gino » Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:40 pm

Hey sparky, did you notice that this thread is like over 3 years old???

Cry me a river....
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Re: New addition, Water turtle

Postby gino » Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:53 am

Chameleon Company wrote:I would warn you before you post something.....

Little f%^&ing faggot, want to post your address now?

Hey big boy, yes! 10 Summit street, Dunkeld West, Hyde Park. im here till 2pm today :smt021


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Re: Re:

Postby Fooble » Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:11 am

Chameleon Company wrote:
gino wrote:I bought it from a friend of a friend of a friend thats got quite a few :) quite cheap too :lol:
Thanx for the info Leos :)


And you laugh because its illegal?

Do you mind posting your address here too?



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Really before running your mouth try READ first.
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Re: New addition, Water turtle

Postby glencoco » Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:16 am

Popcorn time!
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