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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:15 pm Post subject: Turtles - Lucky / Unlucky Reply with quote

 Yesterday  i  got  myself  a  Turtle  from  a  LFS.  after  making  the  payment  he  said  that  some  elders  do  not  allow  to  keep  turtles  in  the  house.  Now  i  just  wanted  to  know  the  experiences  of  Turtle  keepers  how  they  have  felt  to  be  more  presise  was  it  Lucky  /  Unlucky  for  them.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:11 pm Post subject: Re: Turtles - Lucky / Unlucky Reply with quote

 I  know  what  u  mean..  I  was  planning  to  buy  a  small  turtle  from  my  LFS,  but  when  mom  and  Grandma  heard  of  the  plan,  they  didn't  allow  me  to  do  it...  Said  it's  bad  luck  to  keep  turtles  in  homes..
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:33 pm Post subject: Re: Turtles - Lucky / Unlucky Reply with quote

 Lucky  /  Unlucky............
 
 I  am  sure  its  unlucky  for  the  terrapins  in  most  cases!
 
 
 As  providing  proper  care  for  a  long  term  is  difficult!
 
 Stuff  like  variety  of  food,  proper  sun  and  basking  sites,  wet  dry  zones,  water  quality,  swimming  space,  etc!
 
 many  people  buy  them  as  tiny  hatchlings  as  they  look  cute,  but  as  they  grow  people  just  lend  them  to  friends  or  dump  them  in  local  water-bodies  which  is  quite  problematic  for  the  local  fauna.....  as  most  terrapins  available  here  are  imported  or  collected  from  northeast  India...
 
 if  u  check  out  the  Powai  lake  in  Mumbai,  its  the  common  dumping  ground  for  unwanted  terrapins!......more  than  8  species  have  been  recorded  there,  which  did  not  belong  to  this  part  of  India!
 
 So,  I  would  suggest  adopting/buying  a  turtle  only  if  you  are  committed  towards  a  long  long  term  care  regime,  mainly  water  quality....and  remember  they  do  have  quite  a  long  life  span!
 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:08 pm Post subject: Re: Turtles - Lucky / Unlucky Reply with quote

                                                   
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Lucky  /  Unlucky............
 
 I  am  sure  its  unlucky  for  the  terrapins  in  most  cases!
                 

 
 Can't  help  but,  agree  with  that  Smile  a  friend  of  mine  had  one  and  boy  was  he  lucky...he  drives  around  in  a  civic  these  days  Chuckle  
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:14 pm Post subject: Re: Turtles - Lucky / Unlucky Reply with quote

 i  had  13  turtles  in  college  days,,they  were  lovely.  Had  a  big  tray  with  a  branchi  driftwood  at  the  center  and  most  of  the  time  they  were  on  top  of  the  wood.  Lot  of  girls  use  to  come  home  to  play  with  them  Very Happy  
 i  was  very  lucky  ROFL
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:29 pm Post subject: Re: Turtles - Lucky / Unlucky Reply with quote

 Ya  agree  with  all  above  but  only  one  has  confirmed  keeping  a  turtle  &  being  lucky  !!!
 
 More  comments  welcome
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:43 pm Post subject: Re: Turtles - Lucky / Unlucky Reply with quote

 Well  said,  Sameer.
 
 @  Praz,   Chuckle
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:47 pm Post subject: Re: Turtles - Lucky / Unlucky Reply with quote

 i  bought  2  turtles...DODO  and  Eric
 
 they  were  small  then  n  looked  adorable.i  brought  them  home  without  telling  my  parents  about  them  because  my  house  was  a  "no  pets"  zone.
 
 they  too  were  concerned  about  how  it  would  suit  us  i  debated  a  lot  with  my  mom...and  i  think  to  some  extent  it  did....because  my  dads  health  problems  were  diagnosed  but  they  werent  very  serious.
 
 my  friend  sumer's(also  an  iah  member)  mom  took  one  of  them(dodo).she  wanted  to  take  them  both.  i  cried  my  eyes  out.
 
 she  too  has  been  doing  well  there  with  dodo.  i  have  eric  with  me.  hes  fun.
 
 and  i  dont  kno  if  its  a  coincidence  or  superstition  or  whatever,i  speak  of  my  problems  with  it  and  somehow  they  all  get  solved.ya  i  kno  its  wierd.
 
 yes  there  is  some  care  (basking  ,water  change)  involved  but  hey  its  worth  it.
 
 gud  luck  with  yours.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:17 pm Post subject: Re: Turtles - Lucky / Unlucky Reply with quote

 I  have  kept  3  turtles  for  around  18  years.  Lost  them  in  2004.  I  do  not  consider  myself  unlucky.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:27 pm Post subject: Re: Turtles - Lucky / Unlucky Reply with quote

 Hello
 
 my  conclusion  is  that  one  should  provide  proper  facility  for  any  living  being  apart  from  humans  if  any  u  decide  to  stay  with.
 
 Good  knowledge  of  the  non  human  beings  living  conditions  should  be  understood.
 
 If  you  are  confident  of  doing  justice  to  the  new  pet,  please  go  ahead  and  bring  it  home.
 
 Olden  days  it  was  difficult  to  explain  issues  like  bacteria,  germs  hygiene  etc...  Therefore  luck,  bad  luck  ......
 
 There‚Äôs  no  luck  like  hard  luck  (hard  work  luck)
 
 rest  is  all  turtle  %$#@
 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:28 pm Post subject: Re: Turtles - Lucky / Unlucky Reply with quote

 Karthik  Nambiar
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 My  2  cents!!!
 
 When  you  &  your  home  members  are  having  Good  Time  =  whatever  you  keep,  turtles,  dogs,  cats,  fish  =  each  one  event  or  the  other  turns  out  to  be  working  better  to  you  and  your  people.
 
 Once  Luck  turns  her  Face  against  you,  then  God  forbid  =  what  ever  you  touch  turns  coal  &  you  will  link  each  event  to  this  poor  creature  (mentally)
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:39 pm Post subject: Re: Turtles - Lucky / Unlucky Reply with quote

 I  have  2  turtles-chikori  and  timmy.Chikori  was  bought  4  yrs  ago.Timmy  was  given  to  me  by  my  cousin  just  4  months  ago  since  he  was  attacked  by  his  flowerhorn.He  is  very  small,still  a  baby.  He  had  wounds  all  over  his  body  and  was  hidden  in  his  shell  most  of  the  time.We  had  to  give  him  proper  medication  to  get  him  back  to  good  health.Now  he  is  also  quite  active.Both  have  separate  tanks  and  basking  areas.
 
 After  seeing  your  post  i  started  analysing  whether  something  unlucky  happened  but  nothing  as  such  happened  with  us  since  we  bought  him.
 
 There  is  no  such  thing  as  lucky/unlucky.If  something  bad  happens  ,  even  then  we  should  not  put  the  blame  on  our  turtle.The  thing  is  if  you  are  ready  to  love  your  turtle  and  give  him  proper  care  throughout  his  life  then  only  buy  it.
   
 How  can  someone  dump  the  turtle  after  he  grows.After  all  we  are  the  ones  we  bring  them  when  they  are  small.Such  people  should  refrain  from  buying  him  in  the  first  place.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:17 am Post subject: Re: Turtles - Lucky / Unlucky Reply with quote

 Stop  being  superstitious!  (To  be  lucky  or  unlucky  has  nothing  to  do  with  Turtles/Goldfish/Arowanas  etc  etc.!)
 
 Turtles  are  not  easy  to  take  care  of.  So,  only  get  one  if  you  have  done  all  the  necessary  research.
 
 Also,  there  is  an  increase  risk  of  Salmonella  viral  infection  if  turtle  handlers  are  not  careful.
 
 More  here:
 http://exoticpets.about.com/cs/reptilesturtles/a/aquaticturtles.htm
 
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:40 pm Post subject: Re: Turtles - Lucky / Unlucky Reply with quote

 HI,  I  agree  with  sid  
 
 Also,  there  is  an  increase  risk  of  Salmonella  viral  infection  if  turtle  handlers  are  not  careful
 
 I  had  one  as  well  i  had  to  give  him  away  since  my  son  always  wanted  to  hold  him  in  his  hand  
 
 since  i  was  afraid  of  the  the  salmonella  infection  i  gave  away  the  turtle  to  a  friend  who  still  has  him  and  he  has  grown.
 
 the  only  thing  to  remember  is  during  feeding  time  you  need  to  provide  them  a  seprate  area  once  he  is  fed  you  need  to  wait  for  some  time  and  then  only  put  him  back  in  the  tank  by  doing  so  the  water  remains  cleaner  for  some  more  days.
 
 I  always  removed  him  out  during  feeding  time   and  has  a  seprate  bowl  for  his  feeding  session.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:50 pm Post subject: Re: Turtles - Lucky / Unlucky Reply with quote

 get  a  flowerhorn  or  somthing  feng-shui-ish  to  bring  good  luck  and  cancel  out  any  bad  luck  ROFL  
 
 imo,turtles  are  cool  and  luck  or  no  luck  i'd  definitely  keep  them  Rock On
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