While I was away, sleeping and fishing mostly, I picked up a few more companions. One of which came from my backyard!
Firstly, I got 3 new turtles. Yeah, three. Two massive red ear sliders, and a baby painted turtle!! 😀
Secondly, I got a garter snake!! 😀 I always wanted a snake, and now I have one!
Anyways, it’s not getting easier to maintain all of these pets, though. Another three turtles mean a HUGE tank (110 gallons. Five. Feet. Long. Wow.) The filter seems to get plugged a LOT (Flu4 Plus or something). I separated the (tiny) painted turtle from the huge RES, and placed her with Bubbles. They seem to get along really good! 🙂 They just look at eachother and turn away, which is definitely better than taking a bite out of ’em! (That’s why i moved the painted from the RES)
For the garter snake, I placed her in a 10 gallon tank I had laying around leftover from I don’t know when, and used paper towel as substrate, with a small plastic container for water on top of a cardboard box (from burgers I think) to hide in. I also have a stick in there for her to climb on, though I rarely see her use it (she is not a constrictor, like corn snakes, boas, etc.)
Here are pictures of everything:
Left- 110 gallon
Right- 55 gallon (I think. Might be 70)
The little painted turtle 🙂
All three of them.
The setup I got for the snake. Doesn’t have the box-hiding spot thing but everything else is still in it.
She’s a good 2.5 or 3 feet long. If it’s a female, she could get up to 4 feet long. If he’s a male, he’s soon done growing.