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painted turtle in pond

Post by alan.. » Sun, 17 Mar 2002 08:08:24



Late last summer, a painted turtle took up residence in my preformed 130
gallon pond.  He made though the pseudo-winter we had in Maryland, as I
saw him/her today.  As the only possible food item in the pond is
anacharis, I'd like to know what I can feed it.

Also, he'll need something to bask on.  Small logs didn't work - either
they stuck out too far for it to climb on, or too much stayed under water
and he couldn't get fully dry while basking.

Alan

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painted turtle in pond

Post by K30 » Sun, 17 Mar 2002 08:33:23


You can read the article in the second site in my signature.

I made an island in my pond. I stacked up builder's brick (which makes nice
fish condos in the winter) and then put a wide flat planter so the top was
at the waterline. I have iris, lizard's tail and creeping jenny in my planter.
A favorite place for both turtles and frogs to hang out.

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painted turtle in pond

Post by Cindy Zone » Sun, 17 Mar 2002 09:21:15


I have an island in my pond for my painters too.  Its just made on a milk crate
and piece of slate then rocks staked on that with a couple plants.  Here's a
pic if you want to take a look.

http://members.aol.com:/sweetnsasc/FnT.jpg

We feed them floating reptile sticks and whatever fish food they get before the
fish.

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Post by Chris McMarti » Sun, 17 Mar 2002 09:54:46



Quote:
> Also, he'll need something to bask on.  Small logs didn't work - either
> they stuck out too far for it to climb on, or too much stayed under water
> and he couldn't get fully dry while basking.

Bigger logs.

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painted turtle in pond

Post by TurtleStev » Sun, 24 Mar 2002 22:25:05


romaine letticue, dandilion leaves, frozen fish fillets, and
occasionally raw hamburger will be happily eaten.

On basking, use wood or very smooth rocks.  some rocks will scratch the
turtle's shell, even enough to cause infection.
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