Do RTs like to bathe?

Do they like to take baths?

  • Yes

    Votes: 6 60.0%
  • No

    Votes: 3 30.0%
  • NEVER

    Votes: 1 10.0%
  • It’s unhealthy

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    10

Fish Breath

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Do they like to take baths? Btw this is for fun... also post in the comments if there’s a community friendlier than tortoiseforums
 

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This is "for fun" also, right?

Or do you really want a forum that tells you what you want to hear? Rather than one who tells you the truth?

Now for some fun...how did you come up with "Fish Breath" as your username?
 

Fish Breath

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This is "for fun" also, right?

Or do you really want a forum that tells you what you want to hear? Rather than one who tells you the truth?

Now for some fun...how did you come up with "Fish Breath" as your username?
Oh I just like fish...I meant it both for fun and for others personal experiences with keeping RTs and if it’s just mine or just the species in general
 

Tom

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Do you like to eat fish, or you like them in aquariums to look at? Or both? :)

Your poll needs another possible answer: Sometimes.

When I've hatched them or started them soon after hatching, they don't mind soaking at all and seem to relax and enjoy it.

When I'm rehabbing an adult that isn't used to being soaked, they often act like I've dropped them in a shallow vat of hot acid. ALL of them, every single one, gets used to being soaked and relaxes about it in time. My worst case took two months of daily soaks before it would chill out in the soaking tub. Most of them get used to it in a week or two.
 

Fish Breath

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Do you like to eat fish, or you like them in aquariums to look at? Or both? :)

Your poll needs another possible answer: Sometimes.

When I've hatched them or started them soon after hatching, they don't mind soaking at all and seem to relax and enjoy it.

When I'm rehabbing an adult that isn't used to being soaked, they often act like I've dropped them in a shallow vat of hot acid. ALL of them, every single one, gets used to being soaked and relaxes about it in time. My worst case took two months of daily soaks before it would chill out in the soaking tub. Most of them get used to it in a week or two.
Yeah I do both raise and eat them. The only problem is that my RT has been in baths once a week and hasent gotten used to it for 8 YEARS. That’s a bit odd, but I think it’s just because he’s a RT, maybe he’s just a bit picky too, or only in NY...anyways he hates the bath. Could you possibly help me on adding fish inside of a RT enclosure and turning it into a vivrarium? this would VERY greatly help
 

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Yeah I do both raise and eat them. The only problem is that my RT has been in baths once a week and hasent gotten used to it for 8 YEARS. That’s a bit odd, but I think it’s just because he’s a RT, maybe he’s just a bit picky too, or only in NY...anyways he hates the bath. Could you possibly help me on adding fish inside of a RT enclosure and turning it into a vivrarium? this would VERY greatly help
You are making things more difficult than you need to. I can't think of a single way to do it without either making a drowning risk, a cleaning pain in the butt, or a building nightmare, and tortoise substrate that would get kicked into the water would cloud or gum up the fish filter. I subscribe to the K.I.S.S. motto … keep it super simple. Better to get a dedicated aquarium for fish and a dedicated box for the tort. Water turtles can go in with fish if you don't mind losing a fish or some fins to the turtle. While the heavily decorated vivariums look beautiful, they never pan out very well. Even zoos have a beast of a time maintaining their carefully built enclosures. Animals are very destructive when confined.
 

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Yeah I do both raise and eat them. The only problem is that my RT has been in baths once a week and hasent gotten used to it for 8 YEARS. That’s a bit odd, but I think it’s just because he’s a RT, maybe he’s just a bit picky too, or only in NY...anyways he hates the bath. Could you possibly help me on adding fish inside of a RT enclosure and turning it into a vivrarium? this would VERY greatly help
I don't know of a tactical way to do that. That's outside my lane.
 

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Keep fishs and tort seperate. It is better for both.;)
 
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