Turtle and??

Discussion in 'Reptiles' started by FallenOwl, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. FallenOwl

    FallenOwlWell Known MemberMember

    I have a 20 gallon long tank for my baby (month old) box turtle, Echo.
    I was wondering if I could put any other reptile in with her (lizard, another turtle, etc.)
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2016
  2. aliray

    alirayFishlore VIPMember

    I would say no and he or she will need a bigger tank. Eventually. What kind of box turtle do you have, and do you know how big it will get at full size? However as babies you could probably keep 2 and just upgrade to a larger terrarium , or let them loose in the house when they are big enough not to get stepped , or eaten by the family dog. Or make an outside habitat for them or on an inside screened porch if you have one you could make a great turtle pen. A man that I know keeps two box turtles in a 100 gallon terrarium but also takes them out in the yard for supervised play time. Alison
     
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    FallenOwl

    FallenOwlWell Known MemberMember

    I don't know what kind she is (I'll post a picture soon), and I know she's going to eventually going to need a bigger tank.
    When she does get bigger, I'll let her roam around the house and outside (supervised).
    Just curious, why can't she be kept with a lizard with them same temperature requirements?
     
  4. aliray

    alirayFishlore VIPMember

    I wouldn't take the chance with them biting or injuring each other . a 20 gal doesn't give them the room to keep away from each other. It is just my thought process. Hopefully more people will respond that keep lizards and turtles. I used to keep turtles but they were aquatic species. I have never kept lizards but living in Fla for the last 9 years, I have a yard full of them. Cuban Brown anoles. Alison:;hi1
     
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    FallenOwl

    FallenOwlWell Known MemberMember

    Another question
    How do I get her to eat berries/vegetables? She only eats things that are moving.
    (Another answer to the previous question would be helpful also)
     




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