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Painted Turtles

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Jenna14Chicken, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. Jenna14Chicken

    Jenna14Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone, I no many probably won't post on here but I just wanted to give it a try. I think I'm going to get a turtle in a few months but don't no much about em. So any help or advice will be thanked very much. So so far I'm wondering if a 20 gallon tank is big enough for a adult painted turtle???? Its a old fish tank we found last year in the basement. Its in very good condition still but I'm wondering if it's big enough.?!. If not where can I get a cheap glass bigger tank? Also what food is recommended or best for it? I will probably have more questions as I go but for now I think these are the major ones. If not please I would love any and all advice and comments! Thanks everyone! [​IMG]
     
  2. Jenna14Chicken

    Jenna14Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  3. waddles99

    waddles99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive kept baby painted turtles in a 20 gallon. They seemed ok....but for an adult, I would go bigger. I fed turtle feed pellets and some cuttle bone for calcium.
     
  4. Jenna14Chicken

    Jenna14Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks! Do u think a 40 gallon tank would be big enough?
     
  5. waddles99

    waddles99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A 40 g wide would be good. That would give him room to turn around.
     
  6. Spyderk117

    Spyderk117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would recommend a 50 gallon tank.
    For food do mealworms or superworms, and different kinds of vegetables.
     
  7. waddles99

    waddles99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well a 40 g is 18" wide, and a 50 is i think 12" wide. I would think that the extra 6" would be appreciated space.
     
  8. Jenna14Chicken

    Jenna14Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks! [​IMG][​IMG] I think I'm going to get the 40 gallon but I'm not sure yet I want the best for my new pet! I saw some turtle pellets at the store, are these good???
     
  9. Spyderk117

    Spyderk117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay good! Yes and no, most turtles eat alive and moving food.
     
  10. Jenna14Chicken

    Jenna14Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! [​IMG] Also I forgot to ask... how much water should I put in the aquriuam?
     

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