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  1. terryo

    Questions Before Diving In!

    Actually, if you've kept box turtles, it's about the same care as a baby box turtle, with much less protein. Those are the two species I keep as they have the same care.
  2. terryo

    Box turtles come home after one year

    He's still in there Tom. Glad to see you are still here too. I'll see if I can get a picture. It's a little over grown now, but I'll look for him tomorrow and get you a picture. He's a grumpy old man now. Haha.
  3. terryo

    Box turtles come home after one year

    It's a little overgrown, because I want them to be able to hide, but still looks good. At least I know they are in there. That's me with my two great grand kids. Kayleiah and Alexander. My son as a farm in New Jersey now and Kayleiah lives with him and his wife and loves all the animals...
  4. terryo

    Box turtles come home after one year

    Yes, everything is good now in the turtle garden. Sad news....my old box turtle from when I was born in my Dad's turtle garden, never came up this Spring.. He was well over 70 years old. I guess he's with my Dad now eating Spring figs
  5. terryo

    Box turtles come home after one year

    Just a lot of problems Yvonne I have my great grandson now. Babies are high maintenance. I still come and read the posts. Always like reading and learning new stuff.
  6. terryo

    Box turtles come home after one year

    Last Spring a devastating thing happened to me and my family of turtles. I went down to see my turtles, and since they just came up from hibernation, wanted to make sure everyone was OK. The turtle garden was a mess, plants stepped on and crushed, and the little pond was muddy. Since none of...
  7. terryo

    Box turtle outdoor question.

    That's a great set up u have for her. In the back, I would throw a bunch of leaf litter for her to dig in . You can throw some worms in there too. It looks like a perfect little cave back there for her to hide n get out of the sun if it's too hot.
  8. terryo

    What should i feed my picky Box turtle

    Her break looks ok. Just put her food on a flat piece of slate to keep it trim.
  9. terryo

    What should i feed my picky Box turtle

    When I have a problem eater I feed ground venison. If I can't get any I just get a good quality dog food with the venison and sweet potato. I also start off my hatchlings with this too. Works every time.
  10. terryo

    baby box turtle

    Well, we all know why he's thriving and growing so nice.....look who found him!! How ya doing Yvonne? I found a lot of egg shells this Spring, so I know they're in there someplace.
  11. terryo

    SUGGESTION for Setting Up a Baby Habitat

    I think I posted the hibernation pictures on the wrong thread. lol OMG! I'm nuts now.......sorry.
  12. terryo

    SUGGESTION for Setting Up a Baby Habitat

    OK. I have no idea if I did this right or if you can see the pictures.
  13. terryo

    SUGGESTION for Setting Up a Baby Habitat

    Here are some pictures of my hibernation cave. I hope I can do this.....not too good with adding pictures here. One side of my garden is elevated and that is where the cave is. I loosen the soil to about 1 1/2 feet. It is garden soil with peat moss added, and some dead leaf litter. Make...
  14. terryo

    SUGGESTION for Setting Up a Baby Habitat

    I love your set up. I am a plant person so the more plants you have the better for me. I really know next to nothing about your tortoise, but that's a perfect set up for a box turtle. I love it!
  15. terryo

    Baby Box Turtle found after hibernation

    If I find any babies in the Spring. I bring them right it. I keep them inside in a planted vivarium for at least 2 years. Then they go outside in a Juvenal garden, and when they are 3 or 4 they go in with the big kids. I like to keep them all about the same size if I can. The males tend to...
  16. terryo

    concave scutes?

    During these dry spells, they will dig under near a pond where the ground is moist. Even though I live on an island, we will have some dry days, so I provide a spot with a lot of moist leaf litter for them to dig into. Lots of bugs and worms in there too. Anyway.. Just a though, and what I...
  17. terryo

    My super friendly NA wood

    Beautiful!! Definitely on my bucket list.
  18. terryo

    Spring fever

    Mine usually start coming up at Easter time, but this year it's been snowing for two days now. The turtle garden is white!
  19. terryo

    New to the forum

    When ever I have a sick box turtle or a young one who won't eat, I usually feed him ground venison. For some reason they love it. The smell alone entices them to eat. If you can't get fresh venison, then get a can of wellness venison and sweet potato. Start off with just that, and gradually...
  20. terryo

    concave scutes?

    I've seen this is tortoises many times. I don't think it's anything to worry about. Make sure his enclosure is humid and moist, not wet. Box turtles need a lot of humidity. In the wild, there are days that they will experience less humidity in the air, and they will dig down in leaf litter...
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