How Do I Know If My Red Eared Turtle Is Pregnant? What Are The Signs And How Long Does It Take For Them To Hatch?

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They reach breeding maturity at 5 years of age, when shell size is about 15 cm or 6 in. If you suspect she is pregnant she needs to be handeled as little as possible, keep her cage and water really clean, and remove the male. Heating is very important, and she may refuse food (it's normal), but continue to offer food anyway and you may find that she is particular about certain foods. The cage needs to have a soil, vermiculite mixture about 4 in deep. The average guestation period is 2 months, but if she does not find it suitable she could retain the eggs longer. You will see her digging and searching for a place to lay eggs about two weeks prior to laying them, and she can lay anywhere from 2-20 eggs so be prepared to find homes for the ones you can't keep. reslider.free.fr
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I came home from school today to find an egg in my turtles tank.. I told my father and he went to the pet store. The guy from the pet store asked if it was laid in water and my father said yes and the guy said its too late to save it.. So its very important to remove the turtle from the water and give it soil because the newborn will die...
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My red-eared sliding turtle.  His name is Poka and he lives in a 50 gallon aquarium with 2 sucker fish and many jewel fish.  He as recently acquired some kind of fungus type stuff on his body, not his shell.  The best way to describe it is like milky-clearish moss about a quarter of an inch in length hanging from his body.  He doesn't seem any different than usual.  Can anyone help me and tell me if this is normal or if I need to take him to the vet!?

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