i caught an ugly little turtle!

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  1. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    found this little critter near my yard so my mom told me to keep it. so i got a box and put some lettuce in it! its tryin to crawl out as u can see. so if it does then i'll let it escape thro the garage door but it looks like its just barely a little too weak/small to escape so i might have a new pet!! :cool:

    btw the third pic is hilarious, u can see the result of the turtle being too weak :p
     

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  2. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Maybe the box is too small for it? :)


    Ya better go and do a "google" ta find out how ta care for it. It's gonna need water and things yaknow. :)



    Yer gonna need some sort of terrarium... a LARGE terrarium.
     
  3. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    hes cute, and you should call him bob
     
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  4. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    i'll call him waxy bob
     
  5. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    i had a turtle once, his name was speedy, no b though hehe
     
  6. ~bk

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    Call him, TurtleWax. [​IMG]
     
  7. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Call him Tooter... Tooter Turtle. :)



    *old cartoon, ask yer parents* :D

    cartoon

    cartoon history



    "Help me, Mr. Wizard!


    "Drizzle, drazzle, dradle, drone
    Time for this one to come home."
     
  8. Lee

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    Sell him to the local Chinese restaurant, could make you a few $'s.
     
  9. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    chinese people don't eat turtles
     
  10. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    The French do. :p
     
  11. He's a tortoise. Turtles are sea-faring creatures, with flippers and a soft shell.
     
  12. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    turtle leg soup tonight!!!
     
  13. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    turtle sounds better though
     
  14. a1ehouse

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    Looks a bit like a red eared slider which lives mainly in (warmish) water. I used to have 3 but they outgrew the 4ft tank I had! They require water to swim and dry "land" to bask under some artifical sunlight (e.g. infra-red lamp) Although they'd eat lettuce, mine used to go mad for crab sticks or other seafood selections (e.g. muscles/prawns shrimps etc.) Be careful though. Those beaks are powerful and the claws can hurt to. If you touch the turtle, make sure you wash you hands after as they can carry all sorts of disease (e.g. salmonella). What size is it. They can grow to about 8-12 inchs across depending on the sex. If it has long front claws it's male (used in courtship). I'd take it to a vet first to identify the species beofre you take it on as a pet. They're not the easiet to look after, and they stink if their water is not cleaned on a weekly basis. Good luck.

    P.S. They can live for forty year plus, so be prepared for a long ride!
     
  15. VenomXt

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    mmm turtle soup.
     
  16. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    i didn't put it in an aquariam or any water environment. its in a box - lol. i'll probably just let it go in the creek behind my house tomorrow
     
  17. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    shouldn't you provide the little bugger with some moisture?

    rubbing against the site of the cardboard box is only gonna dry it out..
     
  18. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    a1ehouse Chamone M*tha Fu*ka

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    They don't mind being dry, infact they spend most of their time basking in the sun. So long as they candive into water for a quick dip, they should be OK!

    http://www.herp.it/indexjs.htm?SpeciesPages/TrachScrip.htm
     
  20. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    :p

    Put an inch of water in the bath tub and some rocks 'n dirt. And some lettuce.

    Oh... don't let anyone take a shower/bath. :p