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Re: Softshell turtle in rescue - isn't eating


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Posted by honuman on December 30, 2002 at 15:03:53:

In Reply to: Re: Softshell turtle in rescue - isn't eating posted by vareptilerescue on December 27, 2002 at 21:33:47:

::Hi Bonnie --
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:Steve, it's a FL softshell, and was someone's unwanted pet. That's all the history I know. He's about 4-5". Any ideas? Oh, water temp is probably in the low-mid 70s, but he has a basking area that is much warmer. Because he's in a plastic rubbermaid-type container, I can't think of a way to safely warm his water without overcooking him. Any ideas welcome.
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How about using a submersible heater attached to a rock so it does not make contact with the plastic container OR better yet set it in a jar inside the tank. It might do the trick.




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