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1 Turtles on the run............. on Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:07 pm

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I have had turtles as pets in the past, and found that for an aquatic creature they are messy and require to much space. Has anyone here actually raised turtles in a pond, and managed to keep them running off in search of greener pastures?

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2 Re: Turtles on the run............. on Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:18 pm

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I only had them when I was a kid. You know...........those little tiny ones you could buy from the pet store way back in the 50's. I never had them in a pond tho..............just in a turtle pen I made outside with a little pool for them to go in. My cat ended up getting them, so not a happy ending ex[cry] I do still love the critters and wish I could have a pond for them but I don't want to mess w/ the winter time stuff you need to do to take care of them indoors es[uhuh]


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3 Turtles aren't as popular as fish on Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:34 pm

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The reason I asked was, a guy at another forum has a 145 gallon pond and mentioned he thought about putting a turtle in his pond. I advised him not to if he was planning on having a well planted pond and fish. The turtle I had was always moving things around and stomping on the plants.

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4 Re: Turtles on the run............. on Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:40 pm

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I remember when I had those little ones I decided to put some tadpoles in their little pool I made for them. Oops, no more tadpoles affraid
They all burped and thanked me for the nice meal They are extremely dirty, I remember, and I was always cleaning their water. I think Jerry on AP has turtles in his pond and he said they don't bother his fish but I don't know if they rearrange the furniture ex[giggle]


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5 Re: Turtles on the run............. on Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:44 pm

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Jerry's got a big enough pond to keep all of the wildlife happy, including the turtles. Otherwise they would wander off.

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