Hi fellow turtle lovers, especially Red Eared Slider and Pink Belly Short Necked Turtle 🙂

I have received some questions regarding how to take care of Turtles.I AM NOT AN EXPERT AT ALL!! But I keep learning from my mistakes when I take care of my baby turtles….therefore, I may help you from my process of learning…or we can say “let’s learn together!”

After I received this twit by @Absolute4Droid :

@Kame_kroten @novroz I came across your blog and I need your help. My turtle (an RES, not sure of age as she’s a rescue) has ripped the skin connecting her shell to her right arm. Do you know how this happened? Or if it’ll heal on it’s own?

I decided to do what I have done in my personal blog. I create a page for anyone to ask anything about their RES or YBSNT. Once again I NEED to mention that I am not an expert.

To get better advice please visit Red Ear Slider.com.

before you start asking, please check this page/post first:

Turtle Fact : where you can read bits about turtles.

How to Train Your Turtle : Things I did to tame my turtles

Perawatan Kura-Kura : For those who can speak Indonesian

I hope we can help each other through this page. Feel free to give me good advice about taking care of turtle…I really appreciate that 🙂

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  1. Me and jojo says:

    HELP HELP PLEASE!!!! My smaller turtle is getting bigger by the second and is biting the big one!! They keep fighting and biting and i fear they might kill each other!!!!!!! WHAT DO I DO YOU ARE MY LAST HOPE

  2. Irene says:

    Can they eat bread?.

    • Novroz says:

      I read somewhere (but I forgot the link), it said they can’t eat bread because of the yeast. I am not 10% sure, maybe you can google it. But I never gave them bread, only pellets, vegetables, fruits and fishes (once in 35 or 6 months)…mostly veggies and pellets

  3. Eryniel says:

    When you first got your turtles, how long did you wait to begin touching them?

  4. akikotheturtle says:

    Hello Novroz
    I clean my turtles shell with a toothbrush every two weeks, do I have to change the toothbrush every time or can I use the same toothbrush.

    Thanks 😀

  5. Barbados says:

    I was eating a brownie while watching my turtles roam around my bedroom, A big piece of it fell on the floor and before I could pick it up my turtle ate it. He just ate it like it was his job. I was so stupid. Is he going to die? 😦

  6. Heidi M Baker says:

    I loved seeing your videos of your buddies. Too cute! I have never owned a turtle before but my teenager got a baby RES a couple of months ago. I too wanted to know if I could do more than just pick it up now and again and hand feed it. My son named him Frank and I call him by his name (which both my boys thought was rediculous with a turtle). Thanks for the insight and sharing your babies with us.

  7. Michelle Gelinas says:

    I love your relationship with your turtles!! I admire you and hope to have that with my Luna. She’s about 4 and I rescued her in the spring from bad conditions. Will I be able to have the relationship you do?

    • Novroz says:

      Thank you Michelle 🙂

      so Luna used to be a wild turtle? Since you said you rescued her…I have faith she will show gratitude to you and become tame 🙂
      Good luck with her 🙂

  8. Michelle Gelinas says:

    How deep is their tank and what filter do you use?

  9. Michelle Gelinas says:

    No she wasn’t wild. She was just not taken care of right. She had dirty water and no light or filter and tiny tank. Thought her growth was stunted but now she is really doing well.

  10. Heidi says:

    Hey! I have two red eared sliders and they’re about 4 or 5 years old. They’ve not gotten very much affection from their previous owner so I was wondering if there was anything I could do to catch up on missed time?

  11. Rachel says:

    Hi! Thank you for writing this blog, I really enjoy it!

    I’m sorry if you’ve posted about this somewhere, but I have to ask: what do you do for basking when the female RESes are so big? I used to have a deeper tank for my RES, but in the end the biggest floating log I could find she couldn’t get on because it kept tipping. It held her weight if I put her on it myself, but it would be bad if she could only bask when I was around and noticed she was trying to get on it. She’s not even that big yet–her shell is about 6 inches. I saw that you have that blue-yellow thing leading from the basking box into the water. What is it, and does it hold an adult female’s weight? Any suggestions? I’d like to be able to get her a deeper tank again, so she can dive like she used to. . . .

  12. Lina says:

    Hi, I would like to know where can we buy UV B Light in Indonesia ? And how much does it cost? Thanks

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