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    Hermaphrodite Turtle???

    Yes io is a box turtle. She’s been having frequent prolapses and she got surgery to correct it this morning.
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    Hermaphrodite Turtle???

    So today Io had her surgery to get her prolapse removed and fixed. What they ended up removing was a piece from her reproductive track that had stretched and scarred in a way that it liked being outside of her. Well, turns out that the vet who removed it thinks it was an underdeveloped penis...
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    Plant Recommendations for Indoor Enclosure

    Both. I wanted to add some plants in there for some enrichment, but also wouldn’t be too mad if he munched on them.
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    Plant Recommendations for Indoor Enclosure

    Hey guys, I wanted some suggestions for plants to put in Zonder’s enclosure, preferably close to plants in his natural habitat. He is also a chronic snacker so something hardy and healthy is preferred. I’m starting some grass trays to put in there but wanted to add some larger plants for him...
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    Help!! Questions!!

    For me, I like to sink all the dishes in the dirt so it’s easier to reach. I use a large terra-cotta saucer for water and a smaller terra-cotta saucer upside-down for food. Just know that your water is gonna dirt easily and probably need changed a couple times a day.
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    Help!! Questions!!

    Yup. Make sure the water does not go above his lower shell. The container you are using should have enough room for him to walk around in and you need to keep an eye on him while he soaks. You can do this indoors or outdoors, but if outside make sure he has some shade from the sun. I like to...
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    Return of the Prolapse: A Saga

    We have been doing a gofundme for io’s surgery and have raised enough for me to feel comfortable in booking her surgery. Her surgery is on the 28th. I’m so happy I can get this done for her. I’ll let you guys know how it goes when her surgery gets done.
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    Help!! Questions!!

    For food, I recommend varying what you feed him everyday. The more bright colored or smellier the food is, the more enticing it is to them. Earthworms are great because they wiggle around on the dirt and activate these guys prey drive. I would take a look at this thread for getting box turtles...
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    Help!! Questions!!

    Hey welcome to the forum! First of all, I would get rid of all that Sphagnum moss. Although it does keep the humidity up it is also an impaction risk, especially for a baby that small. What kind of of substrate are you using? Do you happen to know the hot/cool side temperatures are? Also what...
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    Return of the Prolapse: A Saga

    Hey guys, Io is doing about the same. She’s prolapsing very frequently still but she is able to retract it about 30% of the time. She starts back up her anti-protozoa medicine again next week so that should help her reduce the frequency again. I know it’s not gonna be cheap but I think I’m...
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    What’s on the menu?

    I have seen this doc floating around the forum but never gave it a good read through. And wow, I wish I known this existed when I first got her. It was so difficult breaking her of tomato only diet. Of course now she’s a pretty good eater when fed every other day or so.
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    What’s on the menu?

    Hello everyone! I’m just more curious than anything else, but what kind of food do you feed your box turtle(s)? This could be like an everyday kind of meal or like a special treat you give every once in awhile. I know boxies are typically picky and have varying personalities, but I thought it...
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    Return of the Prolapse: A Saga

    So good news and bad news. Io is doing alright, she got more medicine to see if that would help for now. The bad news is that the vet ultimately thinks the prolapse issue can only be solved for good by surgical means. The tissue looks like it isn’t attached to her anymore (the tissue is healthy...
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    Any one else have little food at the store for your tort or other pets?

    Our local grocery stopped carrying escarole, chicory, turnip greens, and endive cause of the shortages. Luckily our lawn mower is broke so it’s pretty easy to pick out dandelion or other yummies with the tall grass lol. There’s also a shortage of feeder insect in the area so we’ve been ordering...
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    Return of the Prolapse: A Saga

    Quick update on Io today. Although they aren’t as bad, she’s still prolapsing almost everyday. The cream has definitely helped shrink its size but not enough for her to bring it back in on her own. We are on her way to her vet appointment to see if a blockage could be the problem. She’s just...
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