I seriously have MRS!! Already got 2 bearded dragons, 2 corn snakes, 1 cali king snake, 2 musk turtles and now a yellow bellied slider!
I saw the add for her on preloved and to be honest I didn't think it was real. It just said "yellow bellied turtle for sale with tank £10" so I was like hmmm I'll reply to it. I didn't get a reply for some time but eventually I got one saying she was still for sale. We organised for the owner to drop her off last night. I didn't expect everything to be so... big? The tank is almost 4ft long and is almost 2 foot wide! and about 2 foot deep. It comes with a HUGE filter, heater and a little basking rock. There was no substrate. The tank wasn't the best bit though... ohhhh no, not the tank. The turtle itself is about 13 inches! She is HUGE! I have musk turtle hatchlings which wont grow much bigger and they're puny. I can't even compare! Well I did anyways
She doesn't look fantastic. She has dirt all over her shell (which we're trying to get off as hard as we can without annoying her), is shedding LOADS (a sign of lacking basking... she has no basking lamp or anything!) and she's been fed hatchling food! Oh my.
We got her into her new home and set the tank up. Today we went out and got some stones for the bottom of the tank. All natural colours etc etc and we got a large branch to float around. She is LOVING it! She was so stressed with all the glass but now she can't see the shiny bottom she seems to be loving it. I'm hoping that when I move out we can have a pond for her, because regardless to the tank being huge it doesn't seem to look right to me.
I've just emailed the guy asking how old she is. He literally dropped her off, took the money and went and I felt rude for even asking any questions! But I've just emailed him because I will have to know for whenever she has to go to the vet.
We WERE calling her Rochelle, but she doesn't look like one! So she's called Alabama, or Ally for short
She's so gorgeous and I just LOVE her! She was being rehomed because the guy had a partner who really hated animals so he had to give up his collection of reptiles
well, she has a forever home with us for sure!
here are the size comparisons hehe
Squishy and Squirt in a bucket
Alabama in the same bucket
Squirt by my finger
Squishy by my finger
Alabama by my finger
I'll post the set ups later on!
Real sorry about the imagine quality, blackberry and iPod touch is like