Can ducks coexist with a red eared slider in a small pond?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by BoutrosBoutrosGalusGalus, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. BoutrosBoutrosGalusGalus

    BoutrosBoutrosGalusGalus Chirping

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    Turtle and ducks together in something like a 200g pond? Or will they harass the poor thing?
     
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  2. rittert3

    rittert3 Songster

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  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    How many ducks are you talking about? turtles can pretty much take care of themselves since they have such good armour, but alot of ducks might cause alot of muck in a 200gal. pond.
     
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  4. BoutrosBoutrosGalusGalus

    BoutrosBoutrosGalusGalus Chirping

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    3 ducks, and they destroy the kiddie pool in about 30-60 minutes so I know what you are saying about muck. I'll be bailing it out onto the garden.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Quote:I can't see the ducks doing any damage to the turtle but making it's water unliveable. How big do slidders get.?
     

  6. laseterlass

    laseterlass Songster

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    No snapping turtles. As a kid I had a family of muskovies. One by one they came home with large parts of their breasts gone or not at all. the old man who owned the pond said he had dumped his kids snapper in there years ago and it must still be there.
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Quote:slidders are snappers?
     
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    RES are not snappers. I had two in a 40 gallons of water in a large kiddy pool for spring through fall. They came in the house in the winter. Filter and all, the water was a mess from the two girls alone and changed weekly. They are pretty peaceful and would love to chase down and eat gold fish when given them as a treat.

    I would imagine ducks alone will foul the water in a small 200 gallon pond to the point of a giant stinky mess within a week if not a few days.
     
  9. laseterlass

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    Quote:slidders are snappers?

    No. BUT they can grow quite large and any large turtle may be a threat. Although I do not think your pond is going to be that big. I was just relating a story. Sorry.
     

  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Quote:slidders are snappers?

    No. BUT they can grow quite large and any large turtle may be a threat. Although I do not think your pond is going to be that big. I was just relating a story. Sorry.

    I have read alot of stories right on here about snappers and what they can do to ducks and ducklings.
     

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