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baby box turtle

Discussion in 'American box turtles' started by Yvonne G, Nov 26, 2018.

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  1. Yvonne G

    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Supporter

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    I found this little guy about September in the box turtle yard. He was about the size of a U.S. nickel coin - so tiny, I don't know how I saw him out there. He lives in a plastic shoe box in the desert tortoise babies' Vision Cage and eats fruit and veg chopped fine and mixed with cat food juice. The sides of his house are a bit water spotted, but if you look closely you can see him:

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    What a cutie!

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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Supporter

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    Thank you, Jamie. Baby elephants and baby box turtles! Nothing cuter.
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    That must be why I've never seen any wild babies.
    So tiny.
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    Love the tiny ones!
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    Wow!
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Supporter

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    Dang it. I wish I had taken that first picture in the soaking tub. He's doubled in size in his three month on this earth:

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    Hi diet is the same food I make up for the leopard babies (various weeds and greens), but I also add the juice from a can of cat food and occasionally some fruit. He eats it readily, and even eats while I'm watching him. He spends a lot of time in the front corner of the shoe box looking at the baby desert tortoises. It looks like he's saying, "Hey mom! Can I go out and play with the big kids?"
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