Hello, dan here! Just here to give you some tips. 1-4inch terrapins can live out there year in a tank that is around 2ft. Do not keep turtles outside when they are young as they are vulnerable to diseases, birds they are prey to everything. Great examples of filters for this set up is an internal filter like Hydra, which I use and it is a small hand-sized filter but has the power of a small canister with new technology. (PHOTO A) 4-6inch terrapins can be grown out to there next stage in life reaching semi-maturity. Overhead or canister filter would be highly recommended for this because of the fact that the amount of waste that they make, I have a canister and internal filter in my tank and it is clean, I recommend the Fluval 406 it is amazing for turtles (bio media, sponges, etc) The housing for this size I would highly not recommend keeping them in a tank, put them in a FGT (fibre glass tank) That is around 3-4feet depending on the amount of turtles you have. PHOTO B, widely available nearly at all LFS called Guppy FGT, multiple sizes. Turtles upwards of this size go into the breeding phase, with a 4-5ft tank or pond needed, once they reach this stage they need a big area to bask that has sand which will be for breeding otherwise it is unhealthy for the turtles they have been known to release their eggs in the water which is really bad for habits and physiologically. Having a sand bank that they can put there eggs in (you can take them out or not, just highly recommend having one), leaving them with enough water to cover their shells fully, the turtle should need to not be able to touch the plasteron (belly) to the top, using there feet to push themselves to get air is great. Once they get to this size I highly recommend a big canister filter as well as a proper water movement system and an internal filter to collect the little bits of waste. BRANDS I HIGHLY RECOMMEND: Hydra and Oceanfree Hydra is expensive but it has the highest quality stuff. Oceanfree has affordable things which are great for turtles. The distributor for both of these are QIAN HU CORPORATION located around CCK/Sungei Tengah, on Jalan Lekar. Eheim is bad there is no doubt about it, for how much they charge you are not getting what you pay for do not recommend. FEEL FREE TO MESSAGE ME VIA ONE OF MY ADS IF YOU NEED ANY HELP WITH ANY ANIMALS/REPTILES, I have experience and I know how to treat and care for most species of reptiles and aquatics (I specialise in turtles & tortoises from the USA)
Been looking on many adoption pages and on this group. Recently got so many res for adoption. Reminder for people who wish to get a terrapin: ADOPT DON'T SHOP and please RESEARCH BEFORE GETTING ANY PETS. Any type of pet, even fish or terrapins are a big responsibility plesse remember that PETS ARE FOR LIFE. 🐢🐢🐢 please also don't get any pets in impluse or give them as gifts to others without knowing if they are ready for it or not!!
I have two 1 year old male terrapins for adoption. They are in good health and quite active both in water and outside. We adopted from a friend about 6 months back as he was leaving Singapore. Have to let them go since we are scheduled for a long travel and don't have anyone to take care of them.
Hi does anyone have any reccommendations (and where to get) tanks (the plastic kind) that is big enougj for two of my RES. Do they sell any at ikea?
Hi all, what do your turtles like to eat the most?(in terms of pellet brand not other foods) my RES do not seem to enjoy their pellets. They were once eating a pellet brand that they were fine with but it discontinued. Anyone got any suggestions?? Thanks.
Currently have 5 adult RESes, looking to let 3 males go as my current setup is unable to house them all (if I put them all together, fighting is inevitable). The 3 are about 10 to 15 years old. If you're interested, you can WhatsApp me at 90615254, and let me know of your experience with turtle care as well as your current setup if any. =)
Could anyone kindly adopt my terrapins? My helper has permanantly left and I travel frequently, so I am unable to care for them anymore. Also, they are growing at a very fast rate, and I am unable to accomodate in the long run. Would anyone be able to adopt one/ both of them? Thank you so very much! Breed: Red Ear Sliders Age: 2-3 + years old Size: about 10 cm in length and breadth
We are looking to rehome our RES terrapin before the end of the year. He is est. 5-6yo, gender assumed to be male based on physical characteristics, no known medical issue. He’s about 13cm long. Unfortunately, we have to let him go to someone who’s able to provide him with larger space, preferably a garden pond or at least a larger tank set up to allow him to grow. Loves to suntan as we provide him with UV light. He also enjoys clinging on the filter as it has gentle vibration for a “massage feel”. He’s very curious and loves to watch things happening outside his tank. We sincerely hope for a responsible adopter who can provide him with good care and preferably update us about him on a regular basis for first few months. Token adoption fee is appreciated but not compulsory. Adopters need to WhatsApp the following information: 1. Photo/video (with you in it.) Along with details of your set up. 2. Experience and knowledge of terrapins Kindly WhatsApp your interest to 8723-one zero three five. Will not pick up calls.
ive feed them more than they need and one just keeps bitting another? it started back then but recently i havent been rly always keeping my eye on them but sudd one just bites another...the one who got "bitten" just stare back... altho he knows its the shell yet he still try to bite? so please tell me anybody if this is normal or
Anyone has any leads to obtaining these beautiful creatures? Looking to establish a breeding pair/group somewhere in the near future. Currently taking care of a young adult male.
Im leaving Singapore so need to find a suitable home for my 3 male red eared sliders and their outdoor pond. We adopted them from others leaving singapore 4 years ago. If you have space in your garden or know where i could find a lovely home for them please contact me. I have listed them here. They must be home outdoors as they are used to it now and i would hate them to have to go back to tank living after their lovely life.
Everyday, the turtle shell just getting whiter. I'm getting very worried now. Any advice why the shell turning white? And how to treat it?
Hi, I need to rehome my res as it is getting too big. They are coming to 3years soon and approx ~20cm they’re healthy but most likely overfed (someone told me they’re pretty big for their age. I dont have any busking area for them, may be why they are does the mating dance?) They need a bigger place to roam, please contact me thanks. (There’s no fee included, hoping that you can adopt both as they live tgt since they were babies preferred experience carer as I only did feeding and cleaning for them *adopted*)
Do any of you have any ideas on why my terrapin has a lump/swell on its tail? Hoping that someone can help me. Thank you.