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Discussion in 'Terrestrial turtles' started by mark1, May 5, 2018.

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  1. mark1

    mark1 Well-Known Member

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    after a week of spring , everybody seems well

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    Nice pics. Great looking turtles.
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    Stunning picture. They are all beautiful.
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    Beautiful shots Mark!
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    They are all so beautiful!
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    mark1 Well-Known Member

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    thank you all . I enjoy keeping and seeing these guys , the weekend is really the only time I can tell who's eating and acting normal .........I was a bit concerned this spring . I brought this male wood turtle in 3 yrs ago , I had him a full summer and fall before I put him in with mine . he seemed healthy , he did quit eating a bit early , I figured it was because he was from florida and my October is way colder than what he was used to ...... he came out of his first winter really sick , the following fall another was sick , the following spring another ..... looks like that might be behind us now ......


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    Great pics Mark!
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    thanks Eric . it's a crappy camera , and the dog chewed it up , but the turtles are pretty cool , at least i think so ......... these guys here are like little dogs





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    NIce looking turtles and great shots.
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    mark1 Well-Known Member

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    yesterday 80 sun rain , everybody was active ......

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    Beautiful. Love the pictures.
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    Do you keep the Box, blandings and wood turtles together?
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    Hutsie B Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Nice looking turtles! They look dapper and ready for eating season.
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    thank you Carol .....

    yes Hutsie it certainly is "eating season" , very appropriate name for it ........

    no Eric , everybody is separate ........ the male wood turtle is kept by himself , he's very cool , but a bit too much for anybody here ........ the baby box turtles are also by themselves ..


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    Looks like the juvenile Easterns are plotting a plan of escape, lol!
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    Nice Central Am. Wood Turtles Mark! How old are they?
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    i would guess 20-30ish , one 6-7yrs old
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    was out today working on connecting the male wood turtles pen to the females pen , it's full on summer here now , took some pics , maybe someone would like to see them …….. not one of these guys doesn't see me ,you cannot sneak up on these guys , I must have been either real sneaky , or fast when I was a kid ….. I remember a huge softshell that used to sun on the same rock every day in the middle of the river . tried to catch him forever and never did

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    this guy only got three feet ……..way too friendly for his own good , probably why he has three feet …….


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    this guy had a run in with a dog a few years ago …. the dog didn't get in the pen , dug a hole near the fence it collapsed on the inside and any turtle that went out got gotten …...

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    Love the pics Mark! Keep 'em coming.
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    Your turtles and these pics are absolutely beautiful! Just got my first central american painted wood turtle and I am fascinated with it already.
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