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Turtle Companion

Discussion in 'Turtles' started by Newt, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. Newt

    Newt Member

    can i keep a western painted turtle almost a year old with a hatchling??
  2. Wyldrose

    Wyldrose Elite Member

    No your hatchling will have it's legs ripped off.

    How old/big is your painted? On the other post you say he lives in a 10 gallon tank. 10 gallon is honestly too small for a hatchling. Might be better to upgrade your painted and then look for something else once he is in a bigger/better tank.

    Turtles are aggressive with each other, males, females it doesn't matter. Unless you plan a 150+ gallon pond it's best to keep one turtle at a time.
  3. lopez82

    lopez82 Elite Member

    I agree with Wyldrose, its best to keep them separate.
  4. Newt

    Newt Member

    i plan on getting him a 100 gallon tank. i have a friend whos giving it to me
  5. Wyldrose

    Wyldrose Elite Member

    Awesome! When you get that tank al set up that would be a good time to introduce another turtle of the exact same size and preferably female(2females or one of each sex, never 2 males). As long as you watch them and are ready to seperate if trouble starts. There is no such thing as too much water for a turtle, they do live in ponds in the wild.

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