View Profile: xxxxxxxxxYingvar
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » xxxxxxxxxYingvar's Profile

xxxxxxxxxYingvar xxxxxxxxxYingvar is offline

Guest

Visitor Messages

Showing Visitor Messages 1 to 2 of 2
  1. Winter
    01-15-2010 05:39 PM - permalink
    Winter
    As for the sand, some people debate that it be supportive of the turtle's digestive system. My personal opinion is that there is no proof and I would rather be safe than sorry to attempt using a substrate of sand. When in doubt, I think of the natural environment of the species I'm taking care of. Most aquatic turtles never deal with sand. Mostly mud.

    I hope this helped...
  2. Winter
    01-15-2010 05:38 PM - permalink
    Winter
    There are a lot of mix reviews about sand.

    I would prefer to go without it. Turtles are scavengers so they eat almost anything. It wouldn't be unlikely for your turtle to eat the sand or pebbles of substrate. I would recommend large river stones. Big enough so that your turtle won't run the risk of digesting it. I've seen on these very forums a case where someone had a turtle who was sick and couldn't move their hind legs. It got an ultrasound done and found out there were pebbles gathered and stored in the lower body of the turtle. It couldn't digest it and it made it disabled.

    I'm glad you came to ask me or just came on the forums. It's important to do proper research and ask the right questions when it comes to caring for any life.

About Me

  • About xxxxxxxxxYingvar
    Gender
    Undisclosed

Statistics

Total Posts
Visitor Messages
Total Thanks
General Information
  • Last Activity: 12-21-2013 06:31 PM
  • Join Date: 01-14-2010
  • Referrals: 0

Likes Given

0 Likes

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:55 PM.