Turtles and ducks???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DuckLover179, May 9, 2011.

  1. DuckLover179

    DuckLover179 Waddles & Puddles

    Nov 28, 2010
    California
    We are puting in a pond for Waddles and Puddles. We have 1 Red Eared Slider, who is stuffed in a 10 gallon (Might be rehoming). I was thinking, If I put a filter (I would anyway) in the pond, and kept the water clean, would it be okay for the ducks to live with the turtle??? I was just worried he would bite their webbed feet (He bites everything else). I'm NOT worried at all of them hurting him, as they are scared of everything that moves. I also have a heater, sense it's going to be outside. Would this be okay, or is all the poo, and food toxic for the turtle???

    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard of red eared sliders eating ducklings and even grown ducks, but not always. Still, I wouldn't trust any turtle anywhere close to where ducks are kept.
     
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  3. ForgottenGlen

    ForgottenGlen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Turtles think ducky feets are tasty... be careful.
     
  4. DuckLover179

    DuckLover179 Waddles & Puddles

    Nov 28, 2010
    California
    Quote:Thanks! That's just what I needed to know!
     
  5. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're welcome! It's rarer for these types of turtles than other turtles like snappers, but it does happen.
     
  6. JoJo 95

    JoJo 95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Red eared sliders will not bother ducks. My mallard duckling swims with my 12 inch RES's .RES dnt like surface food too much. Mine will never eat food until it's at least 9 inches underwater.
     
  7. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's good to know. I have heard stories, but they're very rare. I know with me, I wouldn't take the chance.
     

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