5 Year Member
- Oct 12, 2012
Yesterday I â€œadoptedâ€ a 3-toed box turtle. I think that itâ€™s a 3-toed because it has 3 toes on its hind feet and has the olive green/yellow coloration in its shell? He has no pattern on his shell and it looks pretty bad (Iâ€™m working on that, any suggestions?). About 26 years ago a teacher bought him for $5 as a hatchling and he has been living on sand/gravel and not the most ideal diet or lighting. She gave him to me knowing I had multiple turtles/torts and she no longer wanted him in her classroom. Iâ€™m not very familiar with 3-toes and need some help with mines shell and how to bring that back to health. Any advice that can be given about how to care will be greatly appreciated! I added some pics to help diagnose what needs to happen.