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Turtle rescue

Discussion in 'American box turtles' started by EricL, Jan 13, 2018 at 12:34 PM.

  1. EricL

    EricL Member

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    So in November I rescued a male and female box turtle from MATTS. They are currently housed separately in 4x4 tortoise tables, until I can get them into an outdoor enclosure this spring. They are doing fine but I ran across the ad on LetGo for someone selling 2 box turtles 1 male/1 female. They were adults in a small aquarium with 3 inches of water and large rocks, which is obviously a terrible set-up. So I asked her about the turtles and she said they are "African Box Turtles", which after seeing the enclosure, I knew she had no idea what she was talking about. Anyway, I was wondering if it would be too stressful to have 2 males and 2 females in the separate enclosures for a few months until they can go outside? It would clearly be an upgrade from their current situation but I don't want to hinder on the well-being of the box turtles that I have committed to. Just wanted to know some of your thoughts!
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    generally you don't want 2 males together. the females might be ok, but i would say you should quarantine the new ones bc they are possibly ill.
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    Do you think it would be suitable to have the new male in his own tote for the time being?
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