Oh that's terrible! Stray/Feral cats are becoming a huge problem, even worse is there are people who even think that stray/feral cats are a good thing and feed them and allow them to breed unchecked. Call your local animal control and set up traps, they will sometimes supply them.
I found it hard to believe that my female began mating earlier this month of April. I always thought that box turtles generally become sexually mature between seven and ten years. However, this happened.
Then, just a few days ago, I've seen nesting behavior every evening.
I have no way...
I've noticed for the past couple of weeks an epidemic of tiny winged insects, called thrips, have continued to multiply at a staggering rate inside my terrarium. I haven't even seen mites reproduce this fast, every day when I remove their food dish it is covered in them and the next day the...
The same reason why people don't spay/neuter their pets and breed them in the backyard to sale on craigslist. Profit.
This is a huge problem that is predominant in the US with China and Japan at close 2nd. When people / companies breed animals for profit, they lower the animals' value to that...
She's a female, and I'm surprised that she looks exactly like my Alexia, who is also a three-toed/gulf coast hybrid.
Up until her mother's batch of eggs I've never seen three-toes with such broad dark borders around the scutes like that.
I'd suggest filing it down until you get to that "bend" in the beak, just before where it slopes is where the quick is. So I'd file it down till it is flush with that and the jaw in the back. It looks like it would be going too far but it really isn't.
No, Easterns are not native to Texas so no permits are needed. The only boxie restrictions in Texas only regard Three-Toes in that you are only allowed to keep up to 6 Three-Toed box turtles per person and if you sell any you have to provide proof that they came from captive born parents.