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    Boxies that live wild in my yard

    There are four that live near Hollywood. They're the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.... ;)
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    I'm not sure my female box turtle is actually a female

    You can determine this by: A. Is her belly flat or concave ? or B. If she goes up to one of the other male turtles and says, "Hey, what's that?" Then you know for sure she's a girl.
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    Nice Site

    Yeah, I've tried several types of fruits and veggies, like blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, cantaloupe, watermelon, apples, strawberries, cherries, squash, pumpkin, orange slices, bananas, Brussels sprouts, potatoes, mushrooms, carrots, lettuce, black olives, tomatoes, green peas...
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    90 Million Year Old Turtle

    Thanks Yvonne, that was the link I tried to get to work. Guess I'm having problems with my 90 million year old computer again... :rolleyes:
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    90 Million Year Old Turtle

    ;) sorry, file didn't load..
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    My 7 Decade Old Eastern Box is Eating Again !

    Just as a foot note. There was a bad, night time, Florida rainstorm outside in 1984. Misty, my Shepherd was almost 2 years old and was outside in her huge dog box that I built for her. The loud thunder and heavy rain drove her crazy, so I ran outside and brought her inside my tiny little...
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    My 7 Decade Old Eastern Box is Eating Again !

    I had to give my ol' girl a good send off, so I made her a wood coffin and buried her in our back yard, on top of my German Shephard that I buried six feet down in 1993. My Shephard, Misty, who lived to be 13, will keep Maxine company. Their tombstone is a heavy concrete bird bath that I fill...
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    My 7 Decade Old Eastern Box is Eating Again !

    Thanks for your kind words. Two days after her vitamin A shot last month, Maxine was eating again, but stopped eating 4 days ago, seemed to drool a lot and didn't move around at all. Kind of like my Grandmother did many, many years ago in the Nursing Home just before she passed. My Florida...
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    My 7 Decade Old Eastern Box is Eating Again !

    Sad news today. Maxine passed early this morning. She was having problems breathing yesterday and kept opening and closing her mouth to breath. She was one of the oldest pets that I have ever owned. She came into our backyard in September, exactly one month after the Woodstock Concert. I was...
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    Vitamins

    This is a great site. Even my Vet recommended it, after he gave my two boxes a check up last month. I've never been one to give my 2 oldest girls vitamins, because they used to eat pretty regularly. But now they seem to turn their noses up at everything but earthworms. I have a very large...
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    My 7 Decade Old Eastern Box is Eating Again !

    When I took my two ladies, Maxine (Eastern Box) and Star (Florida Box) to the Vet to get their Vitamin A and Calcium shots, he had to give them a Birthday to put into their computers. Maxine's is Sept. 4, 1936 and Star's is Sept. 4, 1966. These dates may be off, but the years are very close to...
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    My 7 Decade Old Eastern Box is Eating Again !

    Because she whines and complains all day long... ;) Actually, when I got her in 1969, she looked pretty old back then, so I took her to a local Herpetologist and she said that she was around 35 years old. That's her in my avatar.
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    My 7 Decade Old Eastern Box is Eating Again !

    Thanks for all your help and comments. Maxine, my 75 year oldish Eastern Box is eating again after a trip to the Vet. Check out my 3 other posts for more details about my girls in the Introduction Forum. (Nice Site) Also, I was wondering how to post a video of my indoor, two story Turtle Mansion...
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    Nice Site

    Well, I took both of the ol' girls to the Vet today. He gave them both a shot of Vitamin A and gave Star a shot of calcium for her back legs. He said to give them both greens, but I've been trying that for years now. Both her and Maxine are very fussy eaters. Star used to eat mealworms, black...
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    Nice Site

    Thanks for welcoming me, and thank you Yvonne for the Vet suggestion. I'll make an appointment. Oh, Grandpa Turtle 144, some mornings I feel like I'm a Living Fossil, but actually I was referring to our pet Turtles are. There have been turtle fossils that have been found that date back to the...
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