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04-27-2006, 04:21 AM
Yeah i know turtles arent fish but, i've found info on feeding newly hatched turtles but what about unhatched
Ok the government dug up a pond so it could expand but in doing so they dried it out for a while, so i was walking round and found a large female turtle, i grabbed her and took her home so i could look after her till the pond refilled when it did i took her back and put her in the pond, and then when i came back i found she had layed eggs only one survived tho, but it didnt hatch the egg shell was broken so i pulled it apart further to see what had formed a baby turtle which has an unformed part on its stomach was in the shell and it was moving so i put it in some water and it is slugishly moving around any ideas?

04-27-2006, 05:09 AM
Sounds like the young turtle wasn't fully developed when the eggs shell broke. (predator?) I say give it a home and se if it survives but I wouldn't have to high hopes.

It should however be noted that I am in no way an expert on turtles so I might be dead wrong.

04-27-2006, 07:21 AM
well either way im not gunna let it die

04-27-2006, 08:54 PM
Hope you it gets better. Keep us updated.

04-28-2006, 01:40 AM
well its stomach looks ike its forming and its walking around a bit more

04-28-2006, 03:17 AM
How about making a photo diary of its progress for us?

04-28-2006, 04:30 AM
ive got some photos now of day 2 of the turtle

04-30-2006, 03:42 PM
yesterday i found the turtle dead and as i was about to bury him my mother called me to help with somthing and i forgot to bury the turtle and i realised i still had him about an hour ago and he was walking aroun, now im currently trying to teach him to swim :)

04-30-2006, 10:44 PM
Guess it wasn't dead than ;-)

05-01-2006, 04:23 AM
What temperature is the terrarium? I kept some box and painted turtle when I was young and they like it quite warm to remain active.

05-01-2006, 07:40 AM
ummm it isnt heated in anyway but ill heat it up now with a light

05-01-2006, 02:58 PM
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05-06-2006, 01:57 PM
that turtle has not yet eaten and it cant swim for Sh*t it just floats lets out and air bubbles and sinks then it starts to pannic and i have to pull it up so it doesnt drown WHAT THE HELL!!!!

05-06-2006, 08:49 PM
might be pneumonia. ODes it have hard time sinking or is it only that it panics when it does?

05-07-2006, 04:39 AM
it only panics once it sinks to the botttom otherwise its happy to just float...

05-07-2006, 04:42 AM
Strange. But it try to swim?

05-07-2006, 04:44 AM
well when i put it in the water it will just float, then, it takes its breathe sinks and trys to run across the bottom of the tank and trys to climb the sides

05-07-2006, 04:45 AM
So, it doesn't understand how to swim? or that it should swim? Strange indeed.

05-07-2006, 04:49 AM
yeah, i tried putting my larger turtle in their so it would get the idea but he just rode on its back

05-07-2006, 04:55 AM

05-17-2006, 05:36 PM
So is the turtle still alive? Hope so!

05-17-2006, 08:20 PM
Yeah. We want an update!

05-18-2006, 04:23 AM
Yeah its walking around a lot but it still hasnt eaten!

05-18-2006, 04:50 AM
not great news but it could be worse.

07-19-2006, 04:06 PM
im happy to report that the turtle is fully devolped now eats happily walks alot hasnt grown even a cm though and due to its pre mature hatch it still doesnt have the capability to swim

07-19-2006, 08:43 PM
good to hear tat it seems to improve. lets just hope that it learns to swim aswell.

08-04-2006, 10:37 AM
what kind of turtle is it? snakenecked?