box turtle

  1. C

    How much work is a tortoise really?

    Hello, I'm very new here and do not actually have a tortoise yet, but I've been thinking about getting one for about a year and have been reading this forum for a few months now. I want to make sure I know what I'm getting into before I actually take the plunge and buy a tortoise. My first...
  2. Turtmum

    Staying buried?

    Hey everyone, we've had our three toed, Clem, for almost two months now. I've been worried about her recently because she literally stays buried under her substrate all day (and I think night too). At first I thought she might just be nervous in her new habitat, but its been almost two months...
  3. shaine m

    Help! Pothos Eye Irritation URGENT

    Hello. I recently redid my ornate eastern box turtle’s enclosure and messed up big I’m afraid. I put in a blend of coco fiber and natural soil but unfortunately planted golden pothos as well. Upon learning it’s potential to irritate eyes I removed it after only one day of being in the enclosure...
  4. Turtmum

    Normal Eating Amount?

    Is it normal for my three toed to eat so little? I don’t know her exact age, but we suspect she’s under a year (maybe 3 inches from the top of her shell to the bottom). I give her a heaping tablespoon of food every second day (50% protein, 50% veg). I have to dig her up normally, and I put her...
  5. Turtmum

    Feeding a Young Boxie

    Hi everyone, I'm a new turtle mom and although my husband and I have done a lot of research, now that we have a turtle we have a few questions. Just as an introduction, this is Clementine. We were told she is a three toed boxie (even though she has four back claws and I have my doubts) and her...
  6. AprilOneilTurtle

    Taking a Dip in the Pool

    Oh you know, just taking a dip in the pool because i'm thirsty GOOD MORNING WORLD!!!!
  7. AprilOneilTurtle

    Messy eater, I am!

    what a messy eater, she just swallowed up a superworm! She is such a character already! She is such a pretty lady, i’m obsessed!
  8. T

    Help! (diet and care)

    You will have to excuse me I've never posted on something like this before and im not exactly tech savvy or an english major but I needed help and didn't know how else to find it. I have a hatchling (missouri) 3 toed box turtle. I saved it from a cat about a month (maybe a hair over, Maybe)...
  9. C

    Gulf coast box turtle's strange behaviour

    Hi everyone from Spain! This week temperatures has dropped from 18º celusius to 10º celsius during the day and from 10º to 4º during the night. It caused a quick brumation for the majority of my box turtles, some of them adapting well to the new situtation (buriying themselves), but others were...
  10. Trish33

    Update***We had more babies!

    Thank you to everyone who read/responded to my post regarding the hatchlings. Today marked 16 days after my little one hatched...and 4 more hatched this morning. I had almost given up hope. They are so cute!!! I'm going to need to upgrade their living quarters.
  11. D

    Box turtle hatching not eating

    About a week and a gal ago I got a hatching box turtle and since I got him he hasn't eaten a single thing every morning I take him out of his encloser and put him in a little bit of water and then take the water out and put a worm in with him but he doesn't act interested at all he either goes...
  12. Trish33

    How much time between hatchlings?

    Hello all! Newbie to the forum and I hope someone can give me some advice. I've had painted turtles for over 10 years, never any eggs or babies...which I am completely fine with. And then Chewetta came into my life...my boyfriend was on a job site and rescued an Eastern Box Turtle that was...
  13. M

    Read ASAP ! Box turtle isn’t cared for

    There is a box turtle that my step brother “rescued” from the wild. He found it one day and took it and kept it on a land that his dad owns. He named it Bob and isn’t taking care of it. A little back story on my brother : he is my mom’s fiancé’s son. His dad bought him 2 sulcata tortoises just...
  14. N

    Injured Eastern Box Turtle

    Hi, someone gave me an injured eastern box turtle they said it got hit by a car. But when I checked him out it looks like an animal attacked him and took his back right foot and his tail. I cleaned up the foot and tail but my question is would he be able to take care of himself if i were to put...
  15. K

    Injured turtle rescued, but now what?

    Hi everyone! Im new here and only happen to find this forum bc my killer of a dog snagged yet another turtle from our yard. Luckily enough, i was able to stop him before he got to the very gushy insides, however shell damage did occur. I hate that this happens but the get in our fenced in...
  16. Dfwgolden

    Rehoming 3 Adult Box Turtles

    i am needing to rehome 3 adult three toed box turtles. They have been captive their entire lives ages range from 13 to 33. Two of them were rescues and came to me with severe MBD. They required beak reshaping procedures and still require regular filing and toenail trims. Two males and a...
  17. K

    Box turtle shell mostly white?

    Hi everyone. I spent a good while looking through other posts before posting to see if anyone else has had this issue. I was wondering if anyone knows what is wrong with this turtle's shell. Some kid found him in the wild, tried to bring him home because he thought the turtle needed medical...
  18. D

    turtle hiding in shell while basking

    i have two female eastern box turtles and im new to having them and just in the past couple of days one of them start to go into her shell and close it completely when ever she is under her heat lamp his this normal?
  19. D

    substrate sticking to trtles

    Hi, have 2 eastern box turtles and the substrate that they have is a mixture of eco earth and potting soil and for some reason it keeps sticking all over them and its always on them is this normal or is there something im doing wrong please help me. thanks!!
  20. B

    Hello! :)

    Hello! I'm new here and I want to introduce myself! I'm a 14y.o father to two reptiles • 7y.o yellow bellied slider named Turtle (girl) • 2in Box turtle (hard to identify, for me) named Bowser (girl) I live in South Texas (Near Corpus Christi) I'm a new parent to box turtles and I would...
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