Everyday life of our animals: Turtles

in Hive Pets2 months ago (edited)

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As you may remember, we have three turtles: one large and two smaller. All three were once in search of a new home. And this, I tell you, is a good option. A bad option is when people, having played enough with them, release them into a pond or lake. In our climate, these thermophilic creatures do not survive. Of course, we have swamp turtles that are adapted to our climate, but not these ones.

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Our turtles spend the winter in a very large aquarium that was bought especially for them. My friends made a special "island" where they can relax and bask under the lamp.

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In the spring, when the weather becomes consistently warm, it is time to move them to a small artificial garden lake.

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I made a mistake last year. I had 17 decorative crucians. I settled them with the turtles. The fish seemed to me big enough for the turtles to dine on. But I was wrong! I realized my mistake only in the fall, when, moving all the inhabitants of the artificial lake to the aquarium, I discovered that there are only seven crucians ...

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We have lots of turtles in the lakes I fish in. When I fish for catfish many times it's a turtle grabbing my bait and going for a swim. More often than not I don't actually hook them, but I do occasionally reel one in. Last year I caught a snapping turtle whose shell was about 2 feet in diameter. It was a monster. Luckily it opened its mouth and the hook came flying out. They are fascinating creatures.

thank you for sharing, great photo of turtles, they are very beautiful, have a nice day

cute turtles, specially the little ones