Is this an ear slider turtle?

salty dog

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Thanks!! It will have to stay outside, summer. May-sept 95° ● oct-feb 30°-50° will that be ok?
 

salty dog

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I'll keep him, we named him gandalf, I have never had a turtle before, so it will be like a learning experience, he looks like a new hatchling, my daughter found him on a sidewalk completely dry away from water... he must be a survivor
 

Rst_Cham

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I'll keep him, we named him gandalf, I have never had a turtle before, so it will be like a learning experience, he looks like a new hatchling, my daughter found him on a sidewalk completely dry away from water... he must be a survivor
They're super cute. You'll want a good filter, they're really messy. Petco/petsmart usually sells anacharis (floating aquatic plant) for cheap and they love hanging out on it, plus it helps with water quality. They're good little swimmers.
 

Rst_Cham

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P. S. I'm sure you know this but turtles (especially babies) often carry samonella so be sure to wash hands well after handling!
 

salty dog

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What I put him in is temporary, he was an unexpected addition I'll build him a nice pond in my backyard, he will be spoiled!! I am either 100 ./° or not at all, thats how I am
 

Rst_Cham

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What I put him in is temporary, he was an unexpected addition I'll build him a nice pond in my backyard, he will be spoiled!! I am either 100 ./° or not at all, thats how I am
Sounds like today was his lucky day! Have fun, turtles are awesome.
 

salty dog

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Samonella is yucky, I read about that, we washed our hands good, I really like turtles, just never took one in. Thank you for the input!! Any other advice would be appreciated!!!
 

Rst_Cham

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Samonella is yucky, I read about that, we washed our hands good, I really like turtles, just never took one in. Thank you for the input!! Any other advice would be appreciated!!!
I kept mine indoors in a large tank (apartment back then so no yard or pond!) but I found as long as they have food and clean water they're happy (and super fun to watch). They relatively easy and even friendly, especially compared to chameleons! Enjoy.
 

salty dog

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Thanks!!! What did you feed yours? Mine is 1 1/4 inches, pretty small right now, I will drill a small hole and use a plug to switch the water in the current container when it gets dirty for a week or 2 till I figure out what filter system I'll use in his permenant home, do you think that would be ok?
 

Rst_Cham

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Thanks!!! What did you feed yours? Mine is 1 1/4 inches, pretty small right now, I will drill a small hole and use a plug to switch the water in the current container when it gets dirty for a week or 2 till I figure out what filter system I'll use in his permenant home, do you think that would be ok?
I think that's fine short term! I fed mine the store bought turtle pellets, dark leafy greens, crickets, earthworms, superworms, shredded carrots and zucchini. They're omnivores but babies should have lots of protein.
 

salty dog

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I'm worried about keeping him outside, although it must have hatched in a body of water in this climate...everything I read says warm warm warm, he is currently in a path of direct sunlight from noon till sunset
 

Rst_Cham

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I'm worried about keeping him outside, although it must have hatched in a body of water in this climate...everything I read says warm warm warm, he is currently in a path of direct sunlight from noon till sunset
Can't bring him inside short term? Once you have a pond he'll be fine brumating in it over winter.
 
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