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Tina - 2012-08-05
We just purchased a 3 year old box turtle. I believe she is a 3 toed turtle (Arkansas) The couple I purchased her from did not know the species. She is trying to hibernate and keeps trying to hide in and under the dirt. I am learning to care for her via the intranet. She is eating pellets that came with her and occasionally I put fruit or lettuce. Anyone with suggestions please let me know. I was wondering if I use tap water is that dangerous for her health?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-05
    Just scroll up in this Animal World article for the various foods for your fella.  If the tap water is OK for you, should be fine for the turtle.  If it is city water - it is already tested.  If it is well water, you can have it tested if you wish. 
  • Julie - 2012-10-05
    It is important for three toed box turtles to also have worms or crickets. Red worms or grubs work fine. You can even buy worms at most Walmarts in the fishing dept. They also love strawberry's, watermelon & leafy greens. Fruits should be in moderation. They also like a humidity & should be provided a wading pool . Good luck!
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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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Andrea - 2011-11-22
I have a female fl. box turtle Named RoadKill :)) I finally today got her to eat salad pieces and lettuce (sorry if spelled wrong:) I had no clue how to take care of her or even what kind of turtle RoadKill was But I did A LOT of reseach and is a perfect owner of fl. Box turtles (but I'm more of a frog person :p)

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Anonymous - 2009-05-04
I found a chicken turtle in my yard. I need to know what it eats. What do they eat in the wild?

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  • Lisa Hefenbaccer - 2010-10-13
    The Chicken turtles are omnivores. Their diet consists of crayfish, fish, fruits, insects, invertebrates, frogs, tadpoles and plants. For the first year they are born, Chicken Turtles are almost completely carnivores,but they sometimes eat plants.©
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y.b. - 2010-03-31
i have a snapping turtle for almost 3 years, but I don't no the sex, how do you know wether it is a male or a female?
(please answer!thank's!!!)

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  • melissa - 2011-05-07
    The mouth it's snap is different. The male's snap is bigger than the female and the female's mouth is soft and it's bigger than the male. Welcome
  • Anonymous - 2012-01-24
    You can tell by the placement of the vent in the adult snapper. In a male, the vent is about halfway down the tail. In the female, it's more between the hind legs or slightly behind. My male loves to show off his penis, so he took the guesswork out for me. (Incidentally, in the male snapper, the penis is almost black, is a simple rod shape and does not have the 'flower' look like the penises of most turtles and tortoises. The first time you see it, it looks like the turtle is pooping.)
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mike - 2012-07-04
Looking for a female florida box turtle

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  • Gelacio Gonzalez - 2012-10-17
    Translation 'I have females that have been breeding in my yard, I need a male that change per adult female or small turtles'



    Tengo hembras que han tenido cría en mi patio, necesito un macho que cambio por hembra adulta o pequeñas tortugas.
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bitchie - 2010-05-12
Hey hoe lets go! lmaooooo :P I really like the spotted turtle, I gotta do it for my science project.

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  • JohnBush - 2011-06-22
    Hello! Very good job(this site)! Thank you man.
  • Kaylee - 2012-05-01
    Haha(:
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brent - 2011-01-24
I have a turtle like that.

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  • Anonymous - 2011-11-04
    me too
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April Ferrell - 2012-02-27
I have found a Red-Eared Slider Turtle and I believe she is a female. She is about the size of a dinner plate and I don't believe she came from the wild because she has no scratches or any kind of damage to her shell. She seems like she is used to people handling her, and she likes to cover herself up with the towel. I am unable to keep her and want her to go to a good home. Please contact me as soon as possible so she can get the care she needs. I do not know how to care for her properly and don't want anything to happen to her because I am doing something wrong. I have been trying to feel her lettace. Please let me know if someone would like to take her or where I might take her. Thanks

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-02-28
    Bring her to a pet shop and donate her. Some times your local shelter will always take turtles and and be better suited to care for the turtle. Good rule of thumb, if it is out in the wild leave it there. Turtles adapte very well.
  • shirley Mirenda - 2012-03-22
    I would love to have this turtle and would give her a very good home. I have always loved turtles and frogs and have had several over the years.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-22
    If she isnt eating get some fish for it. They need meat as well. Iceberg lettuce doesn't have the needed nutrition.
  • peter lamborn - 2012-04-26
    If you haven't placed her yet, I'd like to have her if she's still avaliable. I live in Florida, but shipping shouldn't be a problem. Please reply whatever the answer is.
  • georgia gomes - 2012-10-23
    i have a turtle and i dont know if it is a girl or a boy how can i find out?
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Anonymous - 2012-10-15
Romane lettuce works every time.

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