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Canaan - 2014-09-09
My African Side neck turtle is not eating and is not coming out from out under his rock the water temp is fine but he just doesn't move or eat

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-09-10
    Try boosting the temperatures of the basking area and water, most aftrican side necks like a little warmer at around 80 F. You may want to get it to a vet for a checkup as it could be a respiratory infection, gasping for air and wheezing noises, are some signs. Respiratory is not something to mess around with, if it has that problem it will need medical attention, or the illness will be fatal
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Clayton F - 2010-10-16
I have a three-toed box turtle who when we purchased was said to be bearing eggs she is very large at the rear and is not overfed we have had her for 2-3 months and nothing does she need to go through a hibernation stage or is it best to keep on keepen on? I would appreciate any help. Thanks

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  • Ron Simmons - 2011-04-18
    Do you still have them and if so please email me. My sons would like to have them.
  • Ron Simmons - 2011-04-18
    Do you still have them and if so please email me. My sons would like to have them.
  • alicia - 2011-04-26
    How much do either of You want for them?
  • Sally - 2011-05-19
    Interested in purchasing your box turtles if still available. Thanks! Sally
  • Redfeather54 - 2013-09-02
    A box turtle especially the 3 toed can mate with a male one time and retain the eggs up to 4 years inside her. She releases them as she sees fit. Aren't you glad humans are not like this?
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Kimie Vitela - 2011-03-24
Anyone want to buy a three toed box turtle I have 2, 1 boy and 1 girl.

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  • S. Crochet - 2011-04-14
    Do you still have the box turtles? How old are they? How much do you want for them?
  • Sally - 2011-05-19
    Interested in purchasing them if still available. Thanks! Sally
  • Gina Johnson - 2011-05-27
    I would love to buy one! Please email me if available:) thx Kimie!
  • teri kelly - 2011-07-29
    I am interested in the male. Is it still available? How much are you asking? email me at lambert_34l7@yahoo.com
    thank you
    teri
  • manny - 2011-08-27
    How much?
  • mike - 2012-02-04
    do you still have turtles and how much
  • joann - 2012-02-22
    I have 2 females and I am looking for another female and male, so this is perfect. Are they still available?
    jo_descallar@yahoo.com
  • rose - 2012-06-08
    If you still have any box turtles, probably not, then I am interested. Thanks, Rose, lovelyrosepetal@yahoo.com
  • Anonymous - 2014-09-05
    Do you still breed the three toed turtles
  • erica - 2014-09-09
    pls email me or call me on am desperate to find a female three toed for my 'Oscar' thank you 773-490-4669 ebenitez0916@gmail.com
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Margaret - 2014-07-29
I found a 3 toe male box turtle in the cement gully behind our home We are in So Cal is this native to the area No neighbor is claiming him he is eating worms and has water and green lettuce He didn't like melons can I release him?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-08-05
    No, he is not native to So. California, so must have been someone's pet. Please don't release him, rather take him to a pet store that deals in reptiles. They should be able to take him in and find a new home for him.
  • erica - 2014-09-09
    pls contact me 773-490-4669 I will be willing to even pay for shipping I have a three toed box male turtle that is very lonely and I haven't gotten any good luck on finding any in Illinois.
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Animal-World info on Spotted Turtle
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Gary Soucyspcc - 2008-07-07
I literally owned and observed these beautiful turtles throughout my boyhood in the late 50s and 60s. Living in Wolcott Connecticut my folks built a home a few hundred yards from several brooks, miles of swamps, and several ponds that housed reptiles and amphibians. It was not uncommon on any given summer day that we would encounter water, milk, grass, hognose, copperhead, black racer, ring, garter, and rattlesnakes. We had turtles everywhere including Bog, Spotted, Wood, Painted, Box, Snapping, and Musk Turtles. It was like living in Paradise for a kid who loved the magic of the outdoors that was virtually untouched by civilization and so called progress! The Spotted turtle was my hands down favorite; both gifted with a friendly disposition and a color scheme only God could have created. These turtles were truly cornerstones of a great childhood I was lucky enough to have grown up in. I feel today that the earth is losing ground and I pray for the future of our tired planet.

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  • Michael Chandler - 2014-09-07
    I really love my spotted water turtles. They are beautiful. They are not even scared of me. I have a great setup for them. My friend brought them home from Massachusetts.
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Michael Chandler - 2014-07-13
I have 2 spotted water turtles. One male and female. My friend gave them to me. There beautiful. I don't really know how to care for them. This site helped a lot. I think there trying to mate. What do I do?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-07-22
    Water turtles need to be sexually mature to breed, for most that is about 5 years of age. There's not much you can do to encourage breeding other than let nature take its course, however here's some basics. Usually there is a cooling period, a hybernation type stage (winter), followed by normal temperatures and diet. When they go into breeding mode, males can become rather aggressive with other turtles, and both male and female may not eat much. The female will  need a place where she is comfortable laying eggs, a sheltered area with soft soil along with some 'security' decor like rocks or logs. a gravid female will lay several clutches of about 2-10 eggs with several weeks between each clutch laying. Each clutch takes anywhere from a day to 48 hours to lay. A warm consistent temperature is the most important thing needed for the eggs to develop. Some people will use an incubator but a natural outdoor nest works too, especially in areas with warm to hot days. The egg nest needs to have soft materials and the eggs should not be turned. Eggs will typically hatch anywhere between  50 to 120 days.
  • Michael Chandler - 2014-09-07
    Thanks so much! The male has been constantly on the female. I have setup a basking area with soft dirt mixed with sand. I have a heat lamp facing the area. My friend brought these turtles home from Massachusetts. I have a good filter system and water level for them. I will catch crayfish for them they seem to love them. I hope she lays eggs.
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Kevin - 2014-09-02
My daughter cought a painted baby turtle abiut two months ago. He's been doing fine in his 55 gallon tank. But my questions are, we took out his wood log that was his dry area, cause it was smelling up the house and tank. And we changed the water and added a suctioncup turtle dock to his set-up, but I have not seen him get out of the water fully and sit or even walk across it yet. And it's been about 10 hours now. Will he get sick or drown from not getting out every now and then? Also we noticed some ragged looking shreds hanging off him. And was wondering if it's him shedding from growing or is this a bad sign? Any info asap on his conditions would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-09-04
    I would be concerned about the 'ragged looking shreds' because as these turtles grow, they loose individual scutes. He does need to get out of the water to bask, and needs a calcium supplement and full spectrum lighting (UVB) in the basking area in order get Vitamin D to absorb the calcium.  
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Taryn - 2009-05-06
Mom just found a Florida box turtle in the road, so now we have a nice turtle to luv.

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  • Anna - 2010-04-30
    That's cool do you like your turtle? My dad found one while he was digging for weeds and it's soooo sweet and cute what do you feed your turtle:D- age 13
  • Jeannie - 2014-08-20
    I live in northern california and just picked up a Florida box turtle someone found walking in the road. I had a 3 toe box turtle my friend found in the road. I had it for about 6 months and decided to get it a friend. First I had a 6 foot long planter made into a fancy pen. The second day in its new home it disappeared. I put up signs called the shelter but never found it. I'm glad to have another turtle but would love to get my "peanut" back. Does anyone know if it is legal to have a Florida box turtle in california?
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Griffin Wright - 2014-08-10
My ASNT is gone?! Is he buried under the rocks? I can't see his shell and his tank walls are too big for him to get out. Someone help?!

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-08-13
    Why don't you clean the tank and look for him.
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jennifer - 2011-01-07
I have one of these turtles and for the past couple months it has not wanted to eat. I have tried everything and still nothing. I keep its tank heated and it has a very large tank 2 filters and lots of rocks and other things to get up on. I'm not sure what to do can someone please help me? xjenjenx2009@live.com

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  • Amber - 2014-07-29
    My turtle likes fish to catch and likes to be hand fed dried carrots sotry that
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