Friday, April 29, 2011

First steps

I prepared the tank with about 1 inch water treated with Start Right water conditioner and a touch of aquarium salt.  I placed a small shallow bowl upside down in the tank as well to serve as a ramp for the little guys to rest on.  I then very carefully moved all 3 of the turtles from the Tupperware/Rubbermaid container into the water.  They still had a bit of yolk attached to them at this point.  I kept careful watch over them for the next week or so, waiting for the rest of their yolks to be absorbed.  Once they were yolk-free I went out and bought a small container of worms from the local gas station.  I cut small sections off a worm and fed them to the little guys as often as they would eat.  After a few weeks they were all very eager to eat as often as I could feed them.  At this point I added more water, up to about 4 inches.  After a few weeks at this level they started to display their own unique personalities.  I'll go more into that later.

38 comments:

  1. I've always been interested in knowing what it would be like to have a turtle as a pet; i've wanted one since I was small but they're not really common pets here, so it's difficult to come by them :( +Following, keen for updates:>

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  2. You sound like you have everything in check :D

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  3. Oh man this is really interesting. Following for updates. I wish I could get a hold of some exotic pets, might need to wait until I can move out and afford them.

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  4. glad your little guys are still doing good, i wish them well!

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  5. sweet, looking forward to hear more of them

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  6. Hope you have better luck than I did. Poor little turtle didn't last long.

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  7. thats so awesome! i have a mate with a couple of turtles, he's also brought them up from a very young age, theyre huge now haha!

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  8. Keep going bro, they're hard to look after but its worth it ;D

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  9. can't wait for more :> +followed

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  10. Really interesting post. Turtles are amazing and live to a right old age. Ill be back to this Blog no problem.

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  11. how about some glo-fish? +follow

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  12. Yeah, you should definitely upload some pictures! This sounds like it would be really interesting to actually see. I have a pet turtle that is 18 years old now.

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  13. Can't wait to know about their personalities =)
    Pics please!

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  14. tell me about the personalities

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  15. Sounds good, i used to have 2 terrapins, they are very good but had to sell them because they got too big and didn't have enough money at the time :(

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  16. Cant wait for more updates :)

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  17. Worst thing is the cleaning :/

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  18. Thake some pictures bro!! interesting post... following

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  19. Looking forward to hearing more, some pictures too maybe?

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  20. add some pictures and make the recipe in standard format

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  21. Duuuude I would love to have turtles. It'd be great if you started posting pics!

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  22. this is sooo cool. thanks for posting such a great story. I want to know what happens to the little guys next.

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  23. Ooo what kind of turtle do you have? I have a Diamondback Terrapin!

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  24. want to see some pictures!
    followed!

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  25. I agree need some pics on this!

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