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New Turtle Table Project: Blue Prints & Materials

Posted by Turtle_Whisperer , 27 October 2011 - * * * * * · 1,744 views

After being down here for awhile I feel like my turtles need a great habitat I could be proud of.  After a few days of planning and drawing I'm finally done making my rough blue print.

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Someone gave me advice to seek out a cabinet maker since I cannot finely...


Recap on recent events for the month.

Posted by Turtle_Whisperer , 20 September 2011 - - - - - - · 358 views

After leaving my Houston home to prevent being locked out of an eviction, I found myself back in my hometown in Lake Jackson with family.

As a result, I had to scrap my turtle table.

During this time, I have been battling upper respiratory infections with both my turtles and myself.  Olivia and me have both recovered quickly, but Toby has been a slow...


Fungus Gnats invaded turtle home!

Posted by Turtle_Whisperer , 31 August 2011 - - - - - - · 681 views

Since I started trying to grow anything in my indoor enclosure I started to notice these tiny black flies.  I looked them up and found out they are called Fungus Gnats.  At first I payed them no attention as I change the food and water out regularly so that there won't be maggots, or so I thought.

Over the weeks here I seen their numbers grow and grow....


Box Turtle Habitat Phase 3

Posted by Turtle_Whisperer , 18 July 2011 - - - - - - · 1,976 views

I was finally able to get some last things I needed for Olivia and Toby's home.

I bought 1lbs. of premium bermuda grass seeds, some long strand moss, a bag of sanded stones and a few flowering plants.

I aerated the soil and did a generous cover of the grass seed.  Then I planted the three plants I bought inside.  After that, I took the stones and...


Makeshift Turtle "Table?" Phase 2

Posted by Turtle_Whisperer , 11 July 2011 - - - - - - · 956 views

Before heading out to the VA I ordered four 40lbs. bags, a clamp lamp and a vinyl curtain from Lowes to be picked up on my way back.

Before I headed there I had to pick up a UVB light bulb from Petco.  I was bothered at first due to the fact that many of the cheap bulbs I saw were only UVA(the ones that clearly stated UVB were expensive!)  I grabbed a...


An Unexpected but Needed New Project.

Posted by Turtle_Whisperer , 10 July 2011 - - - - - - · 343 views

One of my old and cheap dressers fell apart today.  Couple of the shelves collapsed.

I was going to throw it out when I recalled reading some threads about turning bookshelves into turtle pens.  Hell, a dresser is just as good.  So instead of tossing it all out I simply removed the remaining drawers, except the bottom one (I had to keep that due to no...


First day with Toby, Olivia's reactions.

Posted by Turtle_Whisperer , 07 July 2011 - - - - - - · 454 views

It has been 20 hours since I got Toby in from the mail.  I was surprised to see that he was already eating, which was a great sign that he was under very little stress.  He is surprisingly still when I handle him, something I'm not used to (always owned wild caughts in the past).

Olivia likes to watch him on occasion but otherwise pays little attention...

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