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Soft shell baby turtle

Discussion in 'Urgent Help Required' started by Luvmyturtle, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. Luvmyturtle

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    Hi guys, my cousin just approached me about a baby short-necked turtle with a really soft shell. We are in Adelaide and wondering if someone on here knows who might want it.
    I would but not be comfortable with putting it in my tank with my older male. I'm not sure how they would get along. Any ideas? Otherwise he is looking at putting it down.
    Please, please can anyone help?
     
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    I'm confused, why does your cousin not want the turtle anymore? Turtles aren't spur of the moment, impulse pets... they're a huge commitment and responsibility.

    You can't just put it down because you don't want it anymore. Can you please provide more details such as the species, size, age, etc. Photos would be a great help.
     
  3. Luvmyturtle

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    Hi Kev, sorry, I was in a panic. To clarify, my cousin manages a pet shop. He doesn't sell turtles but knows I am a mad turtle lover. A customer brought it into his shop so he approached me to see if I could take it.
     
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    If he/the store doesn't stock/sell turtles, why did he take it on board? This is why I totally despise the lawlessness (when it comes to reptiles) of South Australia and Victoria.
     
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    Kev he is trying to help and he has sent photos but I am having a devil of time trying to post these photos from Messenger using my phone onto this thread
     
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    Thank you. Last time I was at the shop he didn't sell turtles. Customer bought the turtle but didnt look after it obviously. The lady at the shop has taken to looking after it. I was just hoping AFT can help me on how to treat it or if another member from Adelaide would be happy to take it.
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    Did you receive them Kev?
     
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    Aww Kev I was informed today sadly the poor little turtle died. :( So beyond ticked off this has happened.
     
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    Really sad and Kev, what could you tell by looking at the photo? Also, I just passed on those vets you supplied to my cousin. He said that the customer was so arrogant and thought he would buy another for his daughter and my cousin immediately told him "NO sorry they will not sell him another." I think and like you agree, there should be Government licensing to protect our turtles.
     
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    :cry: Thanks for trying to help. Damn shame it wasn't taken to a vet at least.
     
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