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 #275629


KING_Turtle
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 I do not know what type of Turtle i have help plzzz

it has small spikes on its shell n a long fat tail



03/15/05  06:19pm

 #275905


Cinderella
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  Message To: KING_Turtle   In reference to Message Id: 275629


 I do not know what type of Turtle i have help plzzz

It sounds like to me you have some kind of map turtle. But without a picture I can’t tell you exactly what kind. Go to this website Here and look at the pictures of the different maps and try and match yours with them.



03/15/05  10:01pm

 #277067


KING_Turtle
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  Message To: Cinderella   In reference to Message Id: 275905


 I do not know what type of Turtle i have help plzzz

my turtle is black its not any of the one’s on that site n by its tail it has small triangle spike’s by its tail and how can u tell if its a boy or a girl



03/16/05  10:27pm

 #277110


KING_Turtle
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  Message To: KING_Turtle   In reference to Message Id: 277067


 I do not know what type of Turtle i have help plzzz

my turtle look’s like this http://www.repticzone.com/photogallery/viewphoto.php/12345/Turtles/Aquatic/Land/



03/16/05  10:54pm

 #277175


TurtleBites
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  Message To: KING_Turtle   In reference to Message Id: 277110


 I do not know what type of Turtle i have help plzzz

isn’t that a RES with shell rot?...just remember the pix from someone else post.



03/16/05  11:37pm

 #277510


KING_Turtle
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  Message To: TurtleBites   In reference to Message Id: 277175


 I do not know what type of Turtle i have help plzzz

i know but he/she is good no shell rot whats a res?



03/17/05  11:17am

 #277525


Esmeralda
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  Message To: KING_Turtle   In reference to Message Id: 277510


 I do not know what type of Turtle i have help plzzz

red eared slider



03/17/05  11:40am

 #277565


Chalscripta
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  Message To: Esmeralda   In reference to Message Id: 277525


 I do not know what type of Turtle i have help plzzz

oops didn’t see this post sounds like a red when mine was young it look like a little dinosaur with the spikes and every thing



03/17/05  12:20pm

 #278368


KING_Turtle
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  Message To: Chalscripta   In reference to Message Id: 277565


 I do not know what type of Turtle i have help plzzz

when i got him he was the size of a 50cent peace now he is has big as a cd



03/17/05  10:54pm

 #278378


KING_Turtle
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  Message To: KING_Turtle   In reference to Message Id: 278368


 I do not know what type of Turtle i have help plzzz

if you can help me im me at talentscout4hef3 i have aim thank’s



03/17/05  11:04pm

 #278418


KING_Turtle
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  Message To: KING_Turtle   In reference to Message Id: 278378


 I do not know what type of Turtle i have help plzzz

i 4got to say he has spike’s on he’s tail



03/17/05  11:47pm

 #278434


Chalscripta
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  Message To: KING_Turtle   In reference to Message Id: 278418


 I do not know what type of Turtle i have help plzzz

spikes on the tail and the shell



03/18/05  12:12am

 #278437


Chalscripta
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  Message To: Chalscripta   In reference to Message Id: 278434


 I do not know what type of Turtle i have help plzzz

does it have any color on it on the sides or top of its head or shell if so what color



03/18/05  12:14am

 #278441


Chalscripta
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  Message To: Chalscripta   In reference to Message Id: 278437


 I do not know what type of Turtle i have help plzzz

If it dosnt have any other color on it but has alot of spikes on it , it just might be a aligator snapping turtle or a snapping turtle those are two types of turtles that have spikes on there tails if could post a ic of your turtle that would help alot



03/18/05  12:24am

 #278443


Chalscripta
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  Message To: Chalscripta   In reference to Message Id: 278441


 I do not know what type of Turtle i have help plzzz

sorry about the the misspelling its getting alittle late but what i ment to say was if you can post a pic it would be very helpful



03/18/05  12:27am

 #278492


Kris69_2005
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  Message To: Chalscripta   In reference to Message Id: 278443


 I do not know what type of Turtle i have help plzzz

well, a RES doesn’t normally have spikes on its tail and shell.. this is a pic of my RES..notice theres no spikes on it


I would agree with Cinderella on this one, it does sound like a map turtle to me or maybe a snapping turtle, can u put a picture up of it to help us identify it?



03/18/05  02:13am

 #278628


KING_Turtle
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  Message To: Kris69_2005   In reference to Message Id: 278492


 I do not know what type of Turtle i have help plzzz

well the spike’s on its shell are more like lil bumps i would put a pic of him but i do not have a cam



03/18/05  10:05am

 #278631


KING_Turtle
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  Message To: KING_Turtle   In reference to Message Id: 278628


 I do not know what type of Turtle i have help plzzz

n he has web feet



03/18/05  10:09am

 #278672


KING_Turtle
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  Message To: KING_Turtle   In reference to Message Id: 278631


 I do not know what type of Turtle i have help plzzz

is this good a 55 gallon tank with stand $100 or a 29 gallon tank fully equipped with fish $100



03/18/05  11:38am

 #278773


Chalscripta
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  Message To: KING_Turtle   In reference to Message Id: 278672


 I do not know what type of Turtle i have help plzzz

when you say fully equipped does that mean it comes with a filter if so what type filter . Filters that are ok for fish are not always ok for turtles and what type of fish i personally would go for the larger tank depending on what the smaller tank comes with



03/18/05  01:22pm

 #278774


KING_Turtle
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  Message To: Chalscripta   In reference to Message Id: 278773


 I do not know what type of Turtle i have help plzzz

i do not know i ws looking in a penny saver bokk n i seen them i have a small house so the big one might not fit



03/18/05  01:25pm

 #278786


Chalscripta
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  Message To: KING_Turtle   In reference to Message Id: 278774


 I do not know what type of Turtle i have help plzzz

if your turtle is still small you could always start out with a twenty gallon long tank



03/18/05  01:33pm

 #278911


KING_Turtle
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  Message To: Chalscripta   In reference to Message Id: 278786


 I do not know what type of Turtle i have help plzzz

he is has big as a cd



03/18/05  03:53pm

 #281208


KING_Turtle
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  Message To: KING_Turtle   In reference to Message Id: 278911


 I do not know what type of Turtle i have help plzzz



he look a lil like the one on the bottom my friend gave him to me



03/20/05  10:03pm

 #281292


Chalscripta
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  Message To: KING_Turtle   In reference to Message Id: 281208


 I do not know what type of Turtle i have help plzzz

Cant see the photo it is stating that the photo is not available at this time try again



03/20/05  11:15pm

 #281356


KING_Turtle
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  Message To: Chalscripta   In reference to Message Id: 281292


 I do not know what type of Turtle i have help plzzz

go here http://www.uga.edu/srel/common_snapping_turtle.htm
on the bottom



03/21/05  12:15am

 #281361


Bayou Beasts
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  Message To: KING_Turtle   In reference to Message Id: 281356


 I do not know what type of Turtle i have help plzzz

There are three types of turtle with spikes on their tails. One is the Matta Matta which I doubt your friend would have given you as they run between 500-800. Second the Alligator snapper which looks like this.



Pay attention to how the head looks and how sharp the jaw lines are.

The last with a jagged shell long tail with spikes is the common snapper/ Florida snapper which looks like this.


There are no map turtles that fit your deion and it certainly isn’t a RES. Now if I where to bet the house on what you have I would have to put my stock in the common snapper. Commons grow much faster than the Alli snappers. An alligator snapper grows slowly at the size of a CD it would be about 3 years old but a common snapper can reach that size in a years time the one in the picture is rigamortus he was 1 year 2 months in the picture.


Tony



03/21/05  12:29am

 #281371


KING_Turtle
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  Message To: Bayou   In reference to Message Id: 281361


 I do not know what type of Turtle i have help plzzz

the one on the bottom look’s just like him but he is only 1 yr n i think he has shell rot but when a take him out for hes tank to be clean it like moves is that shell rot if so what do i do



03/21/05  12:40am

 #281456


Bayou Beasts
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  Message To: KING_Turtle   In reference to Message Id: 281371


 I do not know what type of Turtle i have help plzzz

If I am reading this correctly?? You are saying something is moving on the shell when you take him out of the water?? If so I would have to lean towards fungus not shell rot. With shell rot you will see what looks like lesions on the shell where the scutes seem to be eroding away. With Fungus there will be a slimy coating on the shell which when in the water will appear to move almost like hairs on the shell. If this is the case get yourself some salt and some luke warm water and soak the turtle in it for about 15-20 minutes a day.

There is a commercial product on the market called sulfa bath which is just saline solution(salt water) I use good old saline solution The stuff for contacts. Just add a bit to luke warm water and soak the turtle in it for about 15 or so minutes a day until it clears up. I clean my turtles shells with a very mild anti bacterial soap and a soft bristle tooth brush about once a week to prevent this problem. I hope this helps.


Tony



03/21/05  04:14am

 #281579


KING_Turtle
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  Message To: Bayou   In reference to Message Id: 281456


 I do not know what type of Turtle i have help plzzz

no not when i pick him up it move’s when i touch it



03/21/05  10:57am

 #281582


KING_Turtle
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  Message To: KING_Turtle   In reference to Message Id: 281579


 I do not know what type of Turtle i have help plzzz

its like has if he was sheding but i got a baby tooth brush (soft) n it move’s not like its alive



03/21/05  10:58am

 #281637


Chalscripta
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  Message To: KING_Turtle   In reference to Message Id: 281582


 I do not know what type of Turtle i have help plzzz

its funny but i just gave some one else on this forum the same advice tooth brush and sulfa dip but any way getting back to the topic are you saying that there is a piece of your turtles shell moving it just might be shedding and also i figured it was a snapper
chalscripta



03/21/05  12:17pm

 #281638


Kln@hotmail.com
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  Message To: KING_Turtle   In reference to Message Id: 277510


 I do not know what type of Turtle i have help plzzz

its a red ear slider im 10 e mail me at turtle@msn.com



03/21/05  12:20pm

 #281811


KING_Turtle
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  Message To: Chalscripta   In reference to Message Id: 281637


 I do not know what type of Turtle i have help plzzz

its black if he as shell rot what do i do



03/21/05  03:27pm

 #281900


Chalscripta
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  Message To: KING_Turtle   In reference to Message Id: 281811


 I do not know what type of Turtle i have help plzzz

well since none of us here can see your snapper i think you should take it to the vet to be sure that it is shell rot if it is soak him in warm water with some salt in it or you can buy sulfa dip from a pet store and follow the directions on the box but first you have to be sure it really is shell rot my res some times starts to shed and the shell plates look a funny color their one color under the water and another color out of the water and if you poke them they wiggle a little



03/21/05  05:03pm

 #282271


KING_Turtle
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  Message To: Chalscripta   In reference to Message Id: 281900


 I do not know what type of Turtle i have help plzzz

i will post a pic soon



03/21/05  09:40pm

 #282500


Chalscripta
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  Message To: KING_Turtle   In reference to Message Id: 282271


 I do not know what type of Turtle i have help plzzz

Cool



03/22/05  01:09am

 #283457


Cinderella
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  Message To: Chalscripta   In reference to Message Id: 282500


 I do not know what type of Turtle i have help plzzz

KLN it is not a RES get your info right and read the other posts!

Leslie is aggravated



03/22/05  10:02pm

 #283597


KING_Turtle
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  Message To: Cinderella   In reference to Message Id: 283457


 I do not know what type of Turtle i have help plzzz

kln???????? what that



03/22/05  11:59pm

 #283902


Chalscripta
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  Message To: Cinderella   In reference to Message Id: 283457


 I do not know what type of Turtle i have help plzzz

Dont feel bad CinderLeslie , Kln has been aggravating alot of people on the turtle forum



03/23/05  11:41am

 #284471


TurtleBites
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  Message To: Chalscripta   In reference to Message Id: 283902


 I do not know what type of Turtle i have help plzzz

god...so im not the only one!



03/23/05  08:51pm

 #284501


Bayou Beasts
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  Message To: TurtleBites   In reference to Message Id: 284471


 I do not know what type of Turtle i have help plzzz

Not the only one. LOL I don’t know them but I aggree to fit in. LOL Smaile a bit people before you know it we will be the people on the beardie and iguana forums that refuse to listen and think we are right about everything. LOL


Did I just say that
Tony



03/23/05  09:16pm

 #284555


TurtleBites
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  Message To: Bayou   In reference to Message Id: 284501


 I do not know what type of Turtle i have help plzzz

ohh I’m sure they are on every forum...sad but true.



03/23/05  09:58pm


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