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Discussion in 'Tortoises' started by Lionfishy, Apr 4, 2004.

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  1. Lionfishy

    Lionfishy Elite Member

    Hi,

    I have a box turtle in a 20g long. Some pll tell me that i need a bigger tank. I take him out for walks when i walk my dog in the park.

    Is the 20g fine for him or should i get him something bigger?

    thanks
     
  2. Jay DeMore

    Jay DeMore Elite Member

    I'm sitting here looking at a 20g long tank and thinking about the last box turtle i had in my yard. If it's full grown I think it's too small for comfort. But it seems like you take good care of him so as long as he seems happy.........
     
  3. Lionfishy

    Lionfishy Elite Member

    Yes i do. I have had him for 7 years now!
     
  4. Dragonden

    Dragonden Elite Member

    How big is your box turtle? At 7 or more years of age it should be a fairly good size. Mine are 7 or more inches long (can't remember exact size right now but they are pretty large). 20 gallons seems fairly small for a good sized box turtle. I know you said your turtle gets out for some excercise now and then but I think it might be happier in a slightly larger home.
     
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