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Re: Southern Painted...can they say in a pond year round??


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Posted by nathana on April 08, 2003 at 14:05:18:

In Reply to: Southern Painted...can they say in a pond year round?? posted by NOLA on April 08, 2003 at 10:44:02:

good rule of thumb for ponds and aquatics:

1) if the species is native to your climate zone, you likely can hibernate it outside

2) if it needs a pond to hibernate, contact local koi pond keepers. They can tell you how they make their ponds suitable for winter (depth, substrates, heaters, bubblers, etc.)

A pond suitable for overwintering koi will meet the turtle's requirements in the right climate. Turtles will benefit from the addition of a substrate to bury in, or containers like pot halfs to hide in while they sleep.


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