tanks for turtles

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  1. Kylie Hanratty

    Kylie Hanratty

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    hi

    Does anyone know how big a tank must be for a turtle? What would the cost be and what do you feed it and would you have to get a filter and a light for the tank

    thanks
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  3. Visser

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    What type of turtle?
    If you're wondering about sea turtles, dont even think about it!
    They are endangered and would be nearly impossible to keep as they eat sea grass & jellyfish!
    Freshwater turtles are quite easy to keep.
     
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    Oh, welcome to MASA kylie
     
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    Kylie Hanratty

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    fresh water turtles


    Hi

    If you know anything about how to look after fresh water turtles and how big the tank must be and the cost of the tank.

    thanks;)
     
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    FW turtles don't need a deep tank but will like a place to come out of the water. Size of tank depends of species ot turtle, you'll need to have some plants to feed on but you can get pellets for them to eat. some turtles like softer water so putting a piece of mopani wood would be ideal but will brown the water but regular water changes will take out some of the tannen.
     
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    Welcome to MASA!
    Before planning a tank you need to find out which terrapins you are allowed to keep in your province. Some provinces are alot stricter on which species you may keep.
     
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    They are illegal across the entire country.
     
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    thanks:thumbup:
     
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    Kylie Hanratty

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    hi

    Well i live in South Africa and yesterday i saw turtles and the pet store. They were selling for R450 each.

    i am interested in buying one,but dont know how to look after them.
    So this is how i joined MASA.

    thanks:p
     
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    Hi Kylie, welcome to Marine Aquariums South Africa. Since terrapins are fresh water reptiles, I'm sure that there will be more information available to you on one bathwater forums/reptile forums...
     
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    It's illegal, do not buy it and stay away from that pet shop.
     
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    Kylie Hanratty

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    thanks......................... 2 people have said its illegal on here including you,but how did you find out that its illegal.;)
     
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    Phone your local Nature Conservation office, they can provide you with a list of all prohibited species.
     
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    Important Numbers for Permits and Advice: for CT

    Porterville: (022) 931-2900
    Vanrhynsdorp: (027) 219-1480
    Oudtshoorn: (044) 279-1739
    George: (044) 802-5300
    Onrus: (028) 316-3338
    Bellville: (021) 945-4701
    Stellenbosch (021) 866-1560
    Robertson: (023) 625-1
     
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    they are probably the red sliders that get imported from viet nam, those are illegal as are all terrapins and turtles through out SA
     
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    You speak/type very well for a 10 year old, what school do you go to? And where are you going to get R450 from to buy one? Do mummy and daddy know you want one?
     
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    Forum Troll?
     
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    Hahahaha good one Henk
     
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    there are some extremely spoiled kids...
     
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