Vikki and Mr.T

Keep herptiles or something else which isn't a fish?

Postby Dan » 2007-04-25 12:37

just though i'd share this pic with you all... it gives you an idea of the size difference between baby turts and adults. this is the reason turtles get dumped so often. they grow 6-8 times the size of the babies bought in the shops.

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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2007-04-26 09:50

Hehe, thank you Dan! :D Mr T's a cutey up close.

How's Vikki doing now - any improvement?
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Postby Dan » 2007-04-26 10:16

still not laid anything... im wondering if i may be wrong about the whole thing. shes not showing any signs of stress at all and i'd of thought she would be very stressed by now.

do you think she may be scratching to help her shed? shes shedding at the moment and it may just be her shedding her skin on her legs... any thoughts?
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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2007-04-26 11:12

Could well be.
As I said on MSN, I'd be very surprised if it is eggs - she wouldn't have lasted this long. Chelonians suffering dystocia (egg-binding) wouldn't carry for over two weeks. But at least she'll be enjoying her kitty-box - mud paddling's great fun for turtles.

If in doubt, you can always get a vet to X-ray. :)
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Postby Kev » 2007-04-26 13:50

Awesome T's mate, would love to keep a couple one day but I don't really have the room right now lol. Keep up to good work

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Postby Dan » 2007-04-26 16:06

people on turtleforum.com have told me that it isn't time to worry yet. she has never laid before so she may just be practicing for when they are ready to be laid. they also suggested making sure the substrate in the nesting tank is damp as much as possible without leaving puddles of water or saturated mud. :)
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