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Three-Striped Mud Turtles: BOLD & PINSTRIPE

Discussion in 'Water turtles' started by Pastel Tortie, Jan 19, 2019.

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  1. EllieMay

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    [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23]that is a calendar worthy photo!!!
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    Thanks! :D It was funny watching Bold bask because of all the precision adjustments required to stay balanced on top of the log.
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    Pastel Tortie Well-Known Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    I was thinking this picture was of Bold, as Bold is less shy with the camera, but my other half tells me it may actually be PINSTRIPE in the photo. This makes it all the more impressive, considering Pinstripe's head is the size of a No. 2 pencil eraser.
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    The other picture, the close up of Bold's eye and part of Bold's face, we agree is BOLD. Right now Bold has more "war paint" on the face than Pinstripe.
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    Oooo. My new favorite picture of Bold. The close up one. [emoji3]
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    I showed my hubby this pic and said wouldn't you like a little turtle. He looked at it and then looked away. Which was not a 'no'.

    Ha ha ha.
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    Pastel Tortie Well-Known Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    Carol, I don't know what turtles you have access to in South Africa, but there are a couple African sideneck turtles (mud turtles) that are quite personable and don't get very big... ;)
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    I was just thinking that I need to do some research to see what we have available AND does not grow too big.
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    Lol.. He sounds like my hubby[emoji23][emoji23][emoji23]
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    OMG!!!! Your babies are TOTALLY ADORABLE!!!!!:):):)
    And their personalities really come through-what characters!!! :p
    AND your set up is gorgeous!!!!
    WELL DONE!!!!!! :):<3:

    Your photographer is doing an exceptional job, I might add!!;)
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    That close up of Bold looking right into the camera REALLY is calendar-worthy!!! :<3:
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    THANK YOU, Bea! :D It was YOUR thread with JACQUES that inspired me to start this one!
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    :):tort::<3::<3::<3:
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    Tiny turtle camouflage
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    That's PINSTRIPE, sticking his head out, from INSIDE the marimo moss ball!
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    LOVE it!!! [emoji173]️
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    I have been seeing the tiny turtles basking, out of the water on top of the artificial log and artificial rock structure... but as soon as I try to get a picture... SPLASH!
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    Yep: The eternal challenge!!!! :p
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    BOLD: Can't a turtle bask in peace?
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    Thanks! We're having "fun" with plant matter and other gunk being caught in the filter on a regular basis, but the turtles seem to appreciate it.
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