hello! i am trying to identify for a friend...

TortieMom72

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hello everyone.. I live in Mexico, in the yucatan. I have a happy healthy red foot tortie.. but a friend of mine took a few tortoises in as a rescue from a woman getting divorced. im not familiar and am hoping to identify for her, for proper care. they seem to resemble a furrowed wood turtle.. here are a few pics, please help. :) Screenshot 20211127 084339 WhatsApp Screenshot 20211127 084434 WhatsApp Screenshot 20211127 084359 WhatsApp Screenshot 20211127 084406 WhatsApp Screenshot 20211127 084425 WhatsApp
 

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Hi...I'm taking a wild guess, but it looks to me like a RedEar slider, a water turtle who looks way too dry. Altho the back feet don't look webbed so I am probably wrong...so just to humor me before Y comes and id's the turtle for you, put him in some water for a bit...welcome
 

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Furrowed Wood Turtle (Rhinoclemmys areolata). Not common in the U.S..

They are semi-terrestrial, so a forest habitat with a large water feature. My instinct would be to provide a basking zone of 85*F.

A large one like this might be omnivorous...invertebrates, meat, fruit, some green vegetation. Perhaps a good-quality meat-based turtle pellet.

@Markw84 @harris @PA2019
 

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Hi...I'm taking a wild guess, but it looks to me like a RedEar slider, a water turtle who looks way too dry. Altho the back feet don't look webbed so I am probably wrong...so just to humor me before Y comes and id's the turtle for you, put him in some water for a bit...welcome
I do not have them, a friend took them in from a woman getting divorced. im trying to id them, so she can learn proper care. Thanks :)
 

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Furrowed Wood Turtle (Rhinoclemmys areolata). Not common in the U.S..

They are semi-terrestrial, so a forest habitat with a large water feature. My instinct would be to provide a basking zone of 85*F.

A large one like this might be omnivorous...invertebrates, meat, fruit, some green vegetation. Perhaps a good-quality meat-based turtle pellet.

@Markw84 @harris @PA2019
thanks, as I mentioned we are in Merida nex. in the yucatan. :)
 

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Care for the woods turtles is very similar to Box turtles or similar to your redfoot. Diet is about the same with just a little more protein, you can do up to 50%. They like water too so make sure you provide an area big enough for the turtle to submerge itself.
 

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thank you so much! im all about research and let her know proper id will go a long way. :)
Are they being kept indoors or outside?

Ornate Wood Turtles are more popular in the pet trade because they stay small as adults.

Furrowed are comparatively quite large, and need a good deal of space. Much easier to accommodate outside; a well-chosen location will provide soft earth for burrowing in very hot and very cool weather, a large water feature, and plentiful shade with a few spots that receive sun for basking.
 

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Are they being kept indoors or outside?

Ornate Wood Turtles are more popular in the pet trade because they stay small as adults.

Furrowed are comparatively quite large, and need a good deal of space. Much easier to accommodate outside; a well-chosen location will provide soft earth for burrowing in very hot and very cool weather, a large water feature, and plentiful shade with a few spots that receive sun for basking.
I need to get remaining details from her. shes a new friend, as I just moved here. thank you :)
Care for the woods turtles is very similar to Box turtles or similar to your redfoot. Diet is about the same with just a little more protein, you can do up to 50%. They like water too so make sure you provide an area big enough for the turtle to submerge itself.
yes, absolutely. I will let her know all the details. I know general care can be similar, but protein and such can vary. thank u :)
 

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At first I would have thought of a "Red Eared Slider" but the shell in my opinion was a lil too "domed" for a slider. Learn something new every day. . .
 
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