1. K

    Tips for Light setup

    I have an African side neck turtle and was looking for tips on how to give her the best light setup. Currently I have the basic zoo med aquatic turtle uvb and heat lights. I've learned that the basking area should be closer to 90 degrees and mine is only 80, so I'm trying to correct that and...
  2. Sam101

    Help! Turtle being tube fed but throwing up.

    So about 2 1/2 months ago, my yellow belly slider (female, 7yrs) stopped eating and I got really worried and eventually took her to the vet where she stayed for a while until they got to the bottom of what was wrong with her apparently she had a nasty fungus bacteria growing in her oesophagus...
  3. ahaslem94

    Tough health decision, advice needed

    My box turtle is a rescue and has many abnormalities and deformations of her shell, skin, beak, skeleton, and other body parts due to years of poor nutrition and habitat. She hasn’t been diagnosed yet, but the vet suspects she has internal damage that’s causing other problems. She has recently...
  4. K

    Too Cold for Red Eared Slider in LA?

    Hi! I have a Red Eared Slider and recently I purchased a 150 gallon stock tank and put it outside. Currently in LA, it is 60-70s during the day and 40-50s during the night. Is this too cold for my turtle or should I get a heater? Thanks!
  5. zbarry

    Not sure if fungus or just like a weird birthmark type thing.

    Hopefully someone out there might be able to help me out even tho the turtle isnt on the species list. But I have a Ornate Wood Turtle that I have recent got from a trade show and she has a weird spot on the bottom of her shell and she has some white ish lines on her back. I've had her for like...
  6. zbarry

    Looking for some advice and maybe ideas

    So I am currently doing an internship at a rehab center in ohio and I have to do a project with one of the permanent education animals. My idea was to give the one small box turtle substrate that would make her have to use his back legs more often but at the same time wont be to hard for her to...
  7. J

    looking to adopt

    looking to adopt a tortoise if anyone is in oregon. if you have one let me know
  8. K1RK

    My Outdoor Ornate enclosure

    My outdoor enclosure. Hope you like it. Any questions feel free to ask.
  9. Ionry

    (SoCal)Two Red-Ear Sliders in Need of a good Home!

    Don't know if this is the right place to put this, but I have two Red-Ear Sliders in need of a good home. -Background- My youngest brother got two Red-Ears about two years back. However, he has not been taking care of them as of late (forgetting to feed them, not cleaning their tank, etc.) So...
  10. H

    Bix turtles tail is gone

    I have a young box turtle only a few inches long and its tail had disappeared and in its place is a big postule or puss sack type thing. It's really soft and I dont know what to do where I live there's really no vets that treat turtles so that's not really an option. She's still pooping and...
  11. NewtThePinkbelly

    Fish Friends?

    Hey there! My turtle is still a little hatching, but I read on a lot of forums and websites that they might have fun chasing fish around. My question is, what kind of fish are appropriate for him? I know he is a baby and I don't want him to choke if he attempts to eat the fish, so I'm not sure...
  12. NewtThePinkbelly

    Newt the Pinkbelly Sideneck Turtle!

    Hi! I'm Phoenix, and I recently got a cute little pink belly sideneck! He is a curious little turtle and I am glad there is a community for turtles and tortoises alike :) Anyway, nice to meet you all!
  13. Turtmum

    Staying buried?

    Hey everyone, we've had our three toed, Clem, for almost two months now. I've been worried about her recently because she literally stays buried under her substrate all day (and I think night too). At first I thought she might just be nervous in her new habitat, but its been almost two months...
  14. RobP67

    Reptile Expo High Desert Tortoises?

    Hey everyone, Hope all is well and keeping warm during this winter. I've seen advertisements of the Victorville expo coming up and i wasn't able to go to the super show in pomona last month. I know and heard of horror stories about expos and shows and definitely know what to look out for. But...
  15. Turtmum

    Feeding a Young Boxie

    Hi everyone, I'm a new turtle mom and although my husband and I have done a lot of research, now that we have a turtle we have a few questions. Just as an introduction, this is Clementine. We were told she is a three toed boxie (even though she has four back claws and I have my doubts) and her...
  16. Turtmum

    Hello! New Box Turtle Mum, Advice is Always Welcome!

    Hello Tortoise and Turtle lovers, My husband and I have always wanted to keep a turtle and we finally had the chance to get one. We have done a lot of research but still appreciate advice from more experienced box turtle parents! A little bit about our new baby: Her name is Clementine (due to...
  17. AprilOneilTurtle

    Taking a Dip in the Pool

    Oh you know, just taking a dip in the pool because i'm thirsty GOOD MORNING WORLD!!!!
  18. AprilOneilTurtle

    Messy eater, I am!

    what a messy eater, she just swallowed up a superworm! She is such a character already! She is such a pretty lady, i’m obsessed!
  19. lizysexpistol

    large 8 yr old sulcata sick?

    I just recently took my large sulcata for a check up. He is a large 77 pound 8yr old male. He seems happy and is eating just fine and he is also very active. But I did notice a whistling sound when he would breathe. The vet took xrays and said that there is a mild haze on the lungs. He said The...
  20. D

    Box turtle hatching not eating

    About a week and a gal ago I got a hatching box turtle and since I got him he hasn't eaten a single thing every morning I take him out of his encloser and put him in a little bit of water and then take the water out and put a worm in with him but he doesn't act interested at all he either goes...