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Discussion in 'Water turtles' started by Moozillion, Mar 27, 2019.

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  1. Pastel Tortie

    Pastel Tortie Well-Known Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    There's a female character in Bleach (anime/manga) nicknamed Nel, so that could be a nickname or female form, if you wanted.
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    Thanks for sharing this timeline! That was exciting!
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    I had no idea Fedex delivered live stock, cute little chap, turtle that is.
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  4. Moozillion

    Moozillion Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Haha!
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    That’s my Russians name
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    Welcome Nelson. And congratulations Bea. Nelson looks gorgeous and I cannot wait to read more about little Nelson.
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    I love your narrations. It always makes me feel part of the story.
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    Love love love it.
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  9. Moozillion

    Moozillion Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Thanks so much! They're great fun for me, too! ;)
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    Lyn W Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    He looks guilty of something!!
    What's he been up to?
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    Lyn W Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    So glad he's settling in well Bea, he really is a character!!
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    How big will he get?
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  13. Moozillion

    Moozillion Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    They get 5-6 inches long.
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    Nelson is so cute. I really enjoyed all the pictures. Thanks for sharing.
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    How big is he/she now? Even if you only did it occasionally, tracking the weight and/or SCL would be interesting, and likely useful, down the road. Longer term, it will help save your sanity when Nelson slows down with growth and activity during the cooler part of the year.

    I know when I was doing that (more frequently) with my juvenile box turtle early on, it was amazing to see how fast she grew during her growth spurts. I may still get around to starting a thread on Things My Box Turtle Has Gotten Stuck In. ;)
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  16. Pastel Tortie

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    Bea, Nelson is ADORABLE! :D
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    Bea, can you show us a wider view of Nelson's 20 long? I'm curious to see where that eggcrate ramp goes... :)
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    We have a cave just like that one. It worked well for Junior when she was younger. Of course, it was used out of water, so that window was not as much of a concern. Then the GCBT outgrew it, and we removed it from the box turtle enclosure.

    I was tempted to use that cave with Bold and Pinstripe in the mud turtle enclosure, but I was concerned about Pinstripe wanting to go through that window, and it occurred to me that it wouldn't be too long before Bold got stuck in the bottleneck on the inside of the cave.
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    Anne, it is clamped to the end of the tank with a pair of metal lid clamps that are used to hold lids firmly on top of reptile terrariums.
    They do rust over time, but they are nice a sturdy for the "egg crate" lighting covers that I use for lots of my tank "furniture." (Please excuse the smudged glass...)

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    Here's a view of the clamps themselves. :

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    Moozillion Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Good idea!
    I'll start weighing and measuring him when I clean the tank, which is weekly (ummm...more or less weekly...)
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