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#21 RobBierman

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 06:30 PM

Rob,watch those Floridas as they are not cold tolerant.If you breed those you would need a basement type indoor setup.They are generally triggered into breeding by a few weeks of 40 degrees and low humidity  followed by rain in the spring.

Your pens look great for Russians,NA Woods,Spotties,Russians,Manni(not cold tolerant),Chinese Boxies,Greeks,and of course,Easterns/3Toes.

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 06:46 PM

How about Ornate Box Turtles? Would they be good to breed in my pens?

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Posted 05 May 2005 - 08:13 PM

great pics. you are a lucky young man. I hope you are planning on college.

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 01:00 PM

very nice craftsmanship robboooooooooooooo! :D

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 01:14 PM

How about Ornate Box Turtles? Would they be good to breed in my pens?

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I would think so. Mine do well in the houston climate, they are cold tolerant too, mine have always hibernated outdoors.
You could keep the Floridas in the pen until winter, then brign them indoors.

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Posted 06 June 2005 - 11:52 AM

I have finally figured out what I am going to breed.
Three Toed Box Turtles
Ornate Box Turtles
Florida Box Turtles
Russian Tortoises
I already have the Three Toeds and Floridas, I also have a female Russian and a male Ornate (I think)

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Posted 06 June 2005 - 11:54 AM

i wish you the best of luck with them rob. :)

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Posted 06 June 2005 - 12:05 PM

I have finally figured out what I am going to breed.
Three Toed Box Turtles
Ornate Box Turtles
Florida Box Turtles
Russian Tortoises
I already have the Three Toeds and Floridas, I also have a female Russian and a male Ornate (I think)

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Where did you get the Florida's? Lucky!

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Posted 06 June 2005 - 10:16 PM

Where did you get the Florida's? Lucky!

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I baught them. :)

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 06:29 AM

Great pens, gives me a few ideas

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 09:36 AM

they look great. congrats and good luck with the breeding program.

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 09:54 AM

I keep trying and trying and trying to talk myself into some land pens and keep reading and thinking nothing can live outside all year.... then I see posts like this and struggle with it all over again. I have plenty of land all fenced in just begging to be used for some land turtles... there's not enough power etc to sustain pumps et al for big ponds... but I also don't have enough room indoors for long stay enclosures ... a week to a month sure...but all winter or summer long would be problamatic. I sure wish I had your guts.... I adore all of the pens I see on TT and REALLY ADORE the tortoises (there's a pair of russions at petsmart right now that just keep bringing the thoughts back into my head lol but I keep figthing it)

So keep posting the pics!!! At least I can live the dream through your images :)

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 10:37 AM

FYI about the Florida's - My vet told me, yesterday, that his Florida box turtles have hibernated outdoors in houston Texas, for some years now.

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 10:39 AM

I baught them. :)

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What do you have now? I've got 0.1.2 Dr. White told me that I could being my girl over and he would place her with his male for a while :)

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 01:17 PM

What do you have now? I've got 0.1.2 Dr. White told me that I could being my girl over and he would place her with his male for a while :)

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Dr. White is a really neat man, I would do that if i were you.

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 02:02 PM

Great looking pens Rob. Are you sure they are 5ft x 5ft? Judging from the pics they look more like 4ft by 4ft. You might want to take a couple of the dividers out and have two larger pens rather than four smaller. It would be easier to breed in a larger pen and especially easier to build the ponds that way. Just a suggestion. Goodluck!

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 04:39 PM

Great looking pens Rob.  Are you sure they are 5ft x 5ft?  Judging from the pics they look more like 4ft by 4ft.  You might want to take a couple of the dividers out and have two larger pens rather than four smaller.  It would be easier to breed in a larger pen and especially easier to build the ponds that way.  Just a suggestion.  Goodluck!

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They are 5 foot by 5 foot. And I am not going to need a pond so there for why would I build one in each pen?
Russians, Floridas, Ornates, or Three Toeds do not need a pond. They each have big enough water dishes to soak in.

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 08:20 PM

Your right you dont need ponds if you have big soaking dish. I thought you were going to get a asian so i said you should make a pond but now i se your not getting asians so your good with out a pond. Good luck with it. Also is 5ftx5ft what you are going to house them in for good. If you have 3 boxies in each wont that be small for them, Same with the Russians dont they need more room to roam. Im not sure so dont chew me out i am just woundering? Besides that i think your doing good. Hope it works out for you. Last thing is any of that wood underground? Box turtles and russians will dig under so watch them.

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 10:24 PM

They are 5 foot by 5 foot. And I am not going to need a pond so there for why would I build one in each pen?
Russians, Floridas, Ornates, or Three Toeds do not need a pond. They each have big enough water dishes to soak in.

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I thought you posted something about putting ponds in there. Maybe it was someone else. Even at 5 by 5 the enclosures are small for breeding turtles and especially russians.

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 12:13 PM

I thought you posted something about putting ponds in there.  Maybe it was someone else.  Even at 5 by 5  the enclosures are small for breeding turtles and especially russians.

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I kind of agree, maybe you should take out some dividers. The poor female boxies will get molested by the males in that small of an enclosure!




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