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Free Downloadable Guide to building a turtle pond for red eared sliders -- Friday June 5th, 2020
Welcome to Little RES Q's free guide to building your own turtle pond for red eared sliders
While we are a turtle rescue that is situated in Southern Ontario, many of these guidelines can be valuable through different climates and breeds of turtles.
We hope you enjoy this guide put together by our RES Q Volunteers. It's available in PDF format through the link below.
Celebrate World Turtle Day with us! [Freebie Colouring Pages] -- Saturday May 23rd, 2020
Celebrate World Turtle Day 2020 with Arthur and Little RES Q!
This year's world turtle day at Little RES Q is celebrating Arthur, one of our ambassadors and spokes-turtles.
He suffers from Metabolic Bone Disease, much like Audrey did, but he doesn't let it get the best of him. He's a curious little guy who enjoys basking just as much as the next turtle.
Click here to see a facebook video of Arthur getting back scratches and another one of him greeting Marc at the tank in the morning!
We've created two colouring pages of Arthur to help us celebrate World Turtle Day 2020.
Please share your finished creations by tagging our social media (@littleresq). You have permission to print, save, and share these colouring page as you like.
Not for resale.
Help - How do I transport an aquatic turtle? -- Wednesday March 25th, 2020
Help! How do I transport an aquatic turtle?
The best and safest way to transport turtles is in a dry box. Sloshing water can present drowning hazards in cars and can be stressful. These are the key points to traveling with a turtle.
Since there are two perfectly good routes to take I will go over both: Using a cardboard box and using an opaque plastic container.
For the second method I did not mention air holes. Most of these storage containers have holes, especially around the handles and around the lid.
If you do not see air holes, use a drill to place a few in the lid. Remember, turtles don’t breathe like warm blooded animals, if this turtle needed to he could go a half hour without taking a breath.
On the day of the move
After your turtle has been boxed up, keep them in a quiet place until everything is loaded and ready to go.
If done perfectly, he will take a nap during the trip.
In the car, do not place the box directly in line with an air conditioning vent, car cabin temp is perfect. If he is a scratcher in the box, and some are, try not to give in and open up the box during the journey. It will not comfort him and he will be just as impatient being held.
Finally, in all cases short of hatchlings, turtles should be transported one turtle per container. You can divide a larger box to have to compartments, but two scrabbling turtles in one container can cause eye injuries.
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please reach out to us.
Author: Marc Ouellette, The Little RES Q President
Animals At Home: The Red-eared Slider Problem Podcast -- Friday December 7th, 2018
Marc Ouellette on The Animals at Home Podcast
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Toronto Zoo's Annual Frogwatch & Turtle Tally Appreciation Event -- Saturday November 18th, 2017
An Excerpt from Toronto Zoo's Media Weekly:
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Turtles face a threat from one of their own: red-eared invaders - The Star -- Wednesday June 24th, 2015
Here is an excerpt from the full article by Michael Robinson of The Star:
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Turtles Turtles, yah yah yah! - Beach Metro -- Wednesday November 30th, 2011
Here's an excerpt from the article:
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Toronto Zoo celebrates 5th Adopt-A-Pond appreciation day -- Saturday November 26th, 2011
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Relief TV features Little RES Q (Français) -- Friday October 14th, 2011
Relief TV presents Little RES Q
Marc Ouellette est passionné pour la sauvegarde des tortues. En effet, il a transformé son appartement de Scarborough en un refuge pour les tortues abandonnées. Il tente de sensibiliser l'opinion publique sur le sort de ces petits reptiles et, surtout, à propos de leur impact sur le milieu écologique quand elles recouvrent leur liberté. Un reportage de Stephen Deraucroix.
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