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by Neil
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Setups
Topic: Yearling Alligator Snapping Turtle
Replies: 4
Views: 1446

Re: Yearling Alligator Snapping Turtle

Sorted your pic, looks great ~thmbu Don't worry about it looking empty, don't forget that in the wild they will live in murky lakes with not much around on the bottom in order to wait and ambush their prey, and the more tank furniture you have, the more places there are to gather mess making cleanin...
by Neil
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Water quality
Replies: 1
Views: 1252

Re: Water quality

Hi, So sorry this got missed, I don't know if you're still having water quality issues, but by the sounds of it, it's down to overfeeding and a small filter. Unfortunately terrapins are messy at the best of times so you will need a powerful filter which is recommended for at least 2 to 3 times the a...
by Neil
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Grapes & Cherry Tomatoes!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1402

Re: Grapes & Cherry Tomatoes!!!!

Hello and welcome to the site and forum, apologies for the slow reply. Any fruits should be fed sparingly, but would be ok in small quantities (like not twice a week). Access to UVB in their enclosure is normally better than them wandering around outside for a bit but if you suspect skin fungus or s...
by Neil
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: European Pond Turtles Swollen Eye
Replies: 8
Views: 2100

Re: European Pond Turtles Swollen Eye

Any progress?

Ideal for any hibernating animal is just proper seasons, which is the problem with this country most the time - the weather is too changeable! Sunny and warm followed by a frost the following week is no better for hibernating animals than it is for the first flowers...
by Neil
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: European Pond Turtles Swollen Eye
Replies: 8
Views: 2100

Re: European Pond Turtles Swollen Eye

Rom's definitely the man to speak to, will have to call him for a chat at some point, been too long since I spoke to quite a few people actually! As you say, 12C is that annoying temperature where they're active enough to use energy, it's warm enough for bugs / fungus / etc... to be active, but not ...
by Neil
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: European Pond Turtles Swollen Eye
Replies: 8
Views: 2100

Re: European Pond Turtles Swollen Eye

Hi, has the water been filtered over winter? Any plants in the water? Might be a simple water quality issue that will quickly sort itself out, or might be an indication of something else. Any other signs of illness at all?
by Neil
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 2
Views: 1341

Re: Hello!

Hello and welcome to the site and forum :) Apologies for the delay replying and well done on the rescue, have you read the CARE SHEET for musks? Pics should confirm species and perhaps gender too :) UVB wise I'd go for 5% 26W or 10% 13W as maximums, but depends what you have available and the distan...
by Neil
Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Terrapin not eating
Replies: 1
Views: 793

Re: Terrapin not eating

Hello and welcome to the site and forum :) Have you checked your temps and your water quality? Do you know the species and the gender? Do you do any partial water changes, or do you have live plants? Six weeks without eating is getting a decent amount of time in normal conditions, however there are ...
by Neil
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Does my Terrapin have shell rot too??
Replies: 4
Views: 1641

Re: Does my Terrapin have shell rot too??

I was thinking that was an unusual species, but being in the canaries makes more sense! As Julie says it looks like fairly normal shedding, but I am not an expert at all with this species which I believe is a Chinese Golden Thread. I will point an expert to this post and see what their opinion is, b...
by Neil
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Banned Turtles
Replies: 3
Views: 1400

Re: Banned Turtles

They're certainly fairly willing to breed providing you have a suitable group, conditions, and laying area, however you have to consider what you would do with the hatchlings. They would be completely legal, however unless you have a very large tank or pond then even a couple more yellow bellies whe...