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they arent my turtles to begin with. everyone keeps thinking i am going to let turtles go in the wild...they are my fiance's not mine. i was just wondering what everyone thought of letting them go. i was hoping someone with a nice enclosed pond would want a few turtles.
Thanks for the tip. So far it appears to be mud turtles as the turtles of choice for my tank. ... able to work with my local pet shop or through the mail with www.thatpetplace.com (soon) to get this exact species.

I have three diamondback terrapins in a 55.
Cindy
they arent my turtles to begin with. everyone keeps thinking i am going to let turtles go in the wild...they ... everyone thought of letting them go. i was hoping someone with a nice enclosed pond would want a few turtles.

Some get so excited about people turning critters loose that they miss the question. Perhaps you have a local newsgroup you could post the offer to? Or put an ad in the paper.
Cindy
i will tell him to put something in the paper or a local pet store maybe. i thought maybe someone close by my area would see this post and would want some nice turtles. it does sound sad to just left them go in a local pond. i mean you dont just throw your cat or dog out the door i suppose.
I they had quite a few babies. I am know they had some mud & musk turtles, but I don't remember which species.

WHOA!
how's that for good grammer?!? heh
griffin
i will tell him to put something in the paper or a local pet store maybe. i thought maybe someone ... go in a local pond. i mean you dont just throw your cat or dog out the door i suppose.

Well, I hope not.
Cindy
Thanks Kurt for the helpful tip on protecting the turtles from the heater with a pvc pipe.

You're welcome.
Kurt Kunze
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Thanks for the responses everyone! I am getting pretty excited about this. I am currently eyeballing the musk turtle link from before and my current plan (disclaimer - I might change my mind at any time as I have for mud turtles) is to get 3 "stinkpot" musk turtles. 3 small mud turtles would work but I think the "stinkpot" musk turtles would be perfect according to what I have read in that musk turtle link. I am loving it now.

Thanks for the info griffin! I will use it if my wants solidify hopefully sometime soon. I've got unlimited long distance from here to anywhere in the 48 contiguous states so it isn't a big deal for me if there isn't a website or 800 number. About $15.00 each would be good for the "stinkpot" musk turtles. It was fascinating to read that stinkpots grow to a maximum size of about 3 inches in diameter. Later all!
would be good for the "stinkpot" musk turtles. It was fascinating to read that stinkpots grow to a maximum size of about 3 inches in diameter. Later all!

Just splitting hairs - but I'd say they get closer to 4 or 5 inches in length (straight carapace).
Also, if you plan on having more than 1 be aware that males tend to bite one another hard enough to remove toes.
-Z
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