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new turtle and travelling


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Posted by maggie on April 23, 2003 at 08:20:20:

In Reply to: new turtle and travelling posted by peeloutyourface on April 22, 2003 at 21:40:11:

Get a smaller container and cushion the turtle from being jostled about also don't feed your turtle before traveling, it will feel uncomfortable but won't/can't eliminate out of water...(most turtles will just pee out of water but won't poop unless they REALLY need to)...be sure the turtle is away from direct sunlight otherwise it can overheat on the trip...yeah keep the 1/2 gallon feeder container so it can get a drink during pit stops...good luck:)

:i have like a plastic 1/2 gallon tank i used to feed them in. do you think this would be good. i could just put paper towels in it.

::::my boyfriend felt so bad that my turtle died he bought me a new one. this little guy is extremely fiesty and seems really healthy. he even eats the pellets. i'm moving back home for the summer from nyc to atlanta. i'm travelling by car. whats the best way to travel on a long road trip with my turtle? hes a small baby turtle

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::The best way is to use a turtle sack or box. Just get a cloth sack...like a pillow case. And add some wet paper towels at the bottom and put in the turtle(s).

::Or you can make a box. It's pretty much the same thing but you use a shoe box and put in wet paper towels.

::If it is going to be a very long trip and the towels get dry change the paper towels with fresh wet ones. *Note- With the box you want to have a closed lid but not to tight, loose enough so oxygen can get in.*

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