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    Anyone ever have a pet turtle?

    Luigietta overheard me saying I wanna get a pet turtle, and now won't bladdy forget it.

    Would need to be one of those inside in a fish tank kinda ones, and not the outside in the garden kinda ones. Think we can get through to the Lao maid that it's not food, the Cambodian gardeners that speak in clicks and squeals though, I'm not so sure.


    What do the little fookers eat?

    How to deck out their fish tank? water, rocks, plants, sun-lounger?

    Temp wise? 16 degrees aircon for 10 hours a day followed by 14 hours of fookin' 4,783 degree Celsius okay?

    Little Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles costume available?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    I wanna get a pet turtle
    Can be bought from most large vegetable markets at the mo due to draining of the rice paddies.

    Malayan Snail-eating Turtle


    Get google-ing on how to keep them.

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    I used to keep them as pets, but had to give them up coz they stink which is usually what happens when you forget to clean them/their environment.

    The Brave Flippers cook them for food though.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Luigietta
    I had a pet Turtle once but it ran away.

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    ^^^ Good.

    How replaceable it is when it carks it due to being forgotten about is important.


    ^^ cheers.

    Tasty?


    ^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    ^^^ Good.

    How replaceable it is when it carks it due to being forgotten about is important.


    ^^ cheers.

    Tasty?


    ^
    Better than chicken.

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    I had a bunch in a small outdoor fish pond, but the fish with which they coexisted kept croaking. So they got tossed. Too bad, as the kids used to enjoy betting on turtle races.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GracelessFawn View Post
    Better than chicken.
    Can their claws be used as toothpicks after, or they too small or soften too much during the cooking phase?

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    ^^ Nice.


    Turtle fighting.


    They're sounding more and more interesting my the minute.

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    I found one of those Malayan snail eating turtles but released it after reading that they are covered in bacteria that can really make you sick. Think of your kids first Luigi.

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    My wife had one for some months. She found it in the soi. She said it was lucky, but maybe not for the turtle? She (the turtle) lived under the stairs behind the water pump.
    Eventually taken to a suitable Wat in Ayudhaya and released.

    NB. Never release into a Bangkok klongs as they cannot get out of most of them!

    If kept indoors in a tank they do smell and carry salmonella. They are like puppies cute when young but some grow quite big.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    but some grow quite big.
    Strap it up and ride it like a pony?


    She'd like that.




    Think I'll scrap the idea due to them apparently being smelly and somewhat poisonous. Will tell her that her mum said she's not allowed to have one.


    Thanks all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Strap it up and ride it like a pony?
    No that is Galapagos and they are tortoises. But as big as a dinner plate.

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    I gave birth to on this morning, minus the shell. It was that, or a baby python. Not 100% sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Strap it up and ride it like a pony?


    She'd like that.




    Think I'll scrap the idea due to them apparently being smelly and somewhat poisonous. Will tell her that her mum said she's not allowed to have one.


    Thanks all.
    Wise choice. My kids "had" one. Their interest lasted about 1 week. After which feeding it and cleaning its stinking foetid water passed to others....

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    ...oh, and turtles can live for 20 to 30 years.......

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    Well, momma always said to eat your greens.

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    I used to have a few, one day I got home from school to discover dad had used em to make turtle soup for dinner, was delish !!

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    My only advice is don't be caught with a teenage mutant Nana turtle

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    Yea, I'd stick with....the fish.

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    Get a tortoise. Easy. No stinky water to manage. Water and lettuce. I have 4 Sulcata Tortoises.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Get a tortoise.
    Aren't they the same as turtles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Aren't they the same as turtles?

    Not really.
    Size matters when choosing a pet.


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    ...of course they are the same.....if perhaps you were eating them..

    Tortoises are much easier to have as pets. Especially here with warm weather and lots of free vegetation.

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