Animal Stories - Three-toed Box Turtle


Animal-World Information about: Three-toed Box Turtle

   The Three-toed Box Turtle is just that, an eastern box turtle that almost always has just three toes on its hind feet!
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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.
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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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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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brent - 2011-01-24
I have a turtle like that.

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  • Anonymous - 2011-11-04
    me too
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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
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mike crash - 2011-09-20
i am looking for a female three toed box turtle as a mate for "maverick" also looking for a male eastern box for the same perpose.

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john - 2010-04-05
YOUR AWESOME!
p.s I am 8 years old

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  • KALLY - 2010-08-10
    Thats my turtles' brother murfy. My turtles name is CJ.
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