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I have a baby turtle just bought it for 4 days and he is not eating the food is from the pet shop where we bought him what should i do?
Posted by Anonymous, Oct 26, 2019 06:35 PM

I have a baby turtle just bought it for 4 days and he is not eating the food is from the pet shop where we bought him what should i do?
Posted by Anonymous, Oct 25, 2019 07:05 PM

How many babies will my female turtle have?
Posted by Anonymous, Sep 19, 2019 04:53 AM

“To the person asking about loose skin around neck:

Turtles shed their skin, as snakes. If the turtle seem annoyed by it, you can try and gently pull it off. But the loose skin will eventually fall of by itself.
Posted by Anonymous, Jul 19, 2019 12:45 PM


“To the person asking about loose skin around neck:

Turtles shed their skin, as snakes. If the turtle seem annoyed by it, you can try and gently pull it off. But the loose skin will eventually fall of by itself.
Posted by Anonymous, Jun 30, 2019 11:59 AM


“””I have just noticed that my reeves turtle has something like thin lose skin round it’s neck does anybody know what it his I am worried about this””.
I have also noticed the same thing on my lil’ Reeves. I have tried searching for answers but do far found none.
Posted by Anonymous, Apr 24, 2019 08:01 AM


My turtle is cool
Posted by Anonymous, Jan 25, 2019 10:53 AM

can you keep a snail in with them
Posted by Anonymous, Sep 15, 2018 10:13 AM

My Reeves turtle, Joe is about 35 years old. We got him when he was 12 and love him to death. He loves his crickets and eats turtle sticks. He is very friendly.
Posted by Anonymous, Sep 2, 2018 09:46 AM

My Reeves was rescued from a rolled up bath mat >:( in 1989 and she is still as frisky as ever! I just cleaned her tank a couple of days ago and one of her favorite things has always been when I scrub her belly with a toothbrush and scratch her head and chin. She must think she’s a dog!
Posted by Anonymous, Aug 24, 2018 05:23 PM

My turtle has what looks to be calcium buildup on his shell, its white. Any ideas?
Posted by Anonymous, Jan 8, 2018 06:14 PM

my man lucky is about 26 years old…was well adapted to any kind of setting. recently prob due to a poor ph balance he got sick. He turned yellow his nose was in horrible shape, had sore on his behind, and had a stye like thing on his eyelid…but his eyes were clear his shell other than discoloration was perfectly fine. I did a complete water change…cleaned the entire tank top to bottom… as soon as I did that and put something called turtle fix into the tank..he’s been eating and bouncing around like a lil “puppy” …my only concern is that his mouth is still discolored but the rest of him is almost completely back to normal. Is there something more I can do without bringing him to the vet? Or should I bring him anyways?
Posted by Anonymous, Sep 23, 2017 07:19 PM

I did want to know if they could live in a outside pond, it can get to 20% and freeze over in the winter. Will they hibernate?
Posted by Anonymous, Sep 2, 2017 05:07 PM

My Reeves loves to snuggle. at the moment his tank is 3/4 of the way full and has no trouble swimming in this amount of water
Posted by Anonymous, Feb 25, 2017 09:11 AM

“I’d like to know how you get to this point where the tank is perfectly filtered so only month water changes are necessary? Ive been trying to get my tank setup like this for the longest time.

“”Just calculated the age of my Reeves. I got him when the pet store said he was about 3 years old. That was in 1986. That makes home 33 years old.

He lives in a big 75 gal aquarium 36wx24h18 front to back. He has a small platform on the top for basking. He always has lots of gold fish to chase but I feed him turtle sticks daily. Water is perfectly filtered with only monthly water changes.””
Posted by Anonymous, Oct 26, 2016 04:32 PM


I have just noticed that my reeves turtle has something like thin lose skin round it’s neck does anybody know what it his I am worried about this
Posted by Anonymous, Sep 6, 2016 06:39 PM

Should the water really be that shallow. I have our new reeves turtle in a 30 gallon tank and its 3/4 full. Is this too deep?
Posted by Anonymous, Sep 4, 2016 04:16 PM

Another site that I visited said that Reeves turtles love being petted.
Posted by Anonymous, Jun 18, 2016 07:28 AM

I got mine in 1991 and he is still going strong.
Posted by Anonymous, Jun 5, 2016 12:30 PM

Ditto on the snuggling in our necks!
Posted by Anonymous, May 11, 2016 12:40 AM

“Just calculated the age of my Reeves. I got him when the pet store said he was about 3 years old. That was in 1986. That makes home 33 years old.

He lives in a big 75 gal aquarium 36wx24h18 front to back. He has a small platform on the top for basking. He always has lots of gold fish to chase but I feed him turtle sticks daily. Water is perfectly filtered with only monthly water changes.
Posted by Anonymous, Mar 5, 2016 02:55 PM


“Just calculated the age of my Reeves. I got him when the pet store said he was about 3 years old. That was in 1986. That makes home 33 years old.

He lives in a big 75 gal aquarium 36wx24h18 front to back. He has a small platform on the top for basking. He always has lots of gold fish to chase but I feed him turtle sticks daily. Water is perfectly filtered with only monthly water changes.
Posted by Anonymous, Mar 5, 2016 02:55 PM


My Reeves loves company, has never bitten, and likes to snuggle in the warmth of our necks!
Posted by Anonymous, Feb 5, 2016 03:10 PM