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RE: OK, any ideas?

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Posted by: PHBoxTurtle at Fri Nov 5 14:11:21 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by PHBoxTurtle ]  
   

Linda, I think the turtle is coming up to this 1st year of life. The shell growth shows he is not a hatchling anymore.

The bedding you are using appears to be hardwood mulch and though it is not bad, young turtles like to hide under bedding and wood can be hard and often drying-a better substrate would be a combination of sphagnum moss and peat moss-peat moss being just the further breakdown of sphagnum moss. It can be kept moister.

What temps exactly is the turtle kept at? What is the humidity range? Turtles will eat when their are hungry-as folks have said-but they will not be hungry if the conditions are not right. But it looks like you have everything nicely set up for the turtle. Cut up the red wiggler, or try Reptile TEN floating Turtle sticks, or maybe some live bloodworms. Good luck!
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