box turtle

  1. F

    Referral Request/Advice Request

    Hello...I hope I’ve come to the right place. In mid-June I found a 3-legged baby box turtle in our driveway. I’ve kept it in an aquarium & have been doing the “hunting” for it...catching roly polies, worms, slugs, etc. as well as giving it fruits & veggies. My concern is it is completely...
  2. K

    How can I help this little one?

    I recently acquired a turtle from a family member. The turtle spent most of his 25 years of life in a dismal situation. He inside on glass and flat newspaper in a ten gallon tank all of his life, no bedding or substrate, among rotting iceberg lettuce and cat food and absolutely suffocatingly...
  3. newboxiemama

    Hornworm addiction

    How often can I feed my boxie hornworms? I know they are notoriously fussy eaters, but since I gave him his first hornworm it is almost impossible to get him to eat anything else. He was even eyeballing my turquoise ring the other day! Earthworms are no longer interesting and vegetables are...
  4. TurtleEarther

    Box Turtle Health Concerns

    Hello. I am a new turtle owner and new to the site. This is Jeffery my wild caught (Eastern?) Box Turtle. He has some existing injuries to his shell like the the healed wound on the left side that he had when I found him. Recently though the lower middle part of his shell has started to curl...
  5. amberlypage

    Box Turtle Burrowing to Sleep

    Hi everyone! I’m a new box turtle owner. I’ve had Sammie for about 2 months now! In the past week, he’s been burrowing in his substrate to sleep and isn’t moving around as much. He’s usually pretty active climbing and trampling his enclosure, and I feel like he’s been acting a little odd. Any...
  6. kitt3nfangs

    Turtle nudging my feet and peeing - weird or normal behavior?

    I have a box turtle, I'm guessing eastern but not entirely sure, who I estimate is about 5 years old and I think is female. We got her 2nd-hand from a friend who rescued her from a garage sale. We've had her for a little over a year now, and she's finally getting used to my SO and I handling...
  7. Kembry

    Box turtle needs help, suggestions?

    Hello, this is my first post here but my girlfriend works at an apartment complex and a tenant left and couldn’t take this little one with them, as you can see she clearly has some shell problems, when we got her she had worms In the front part of her shell. We gave her a good soak and clean and...
  8. A

    Please help: My Box Turtle laid eggs but I can only find egg shell pieces!

    About two months ago my friends came to my apartment with a surprise for my five-year-old (and it was a surprise to me too): a Turtle. They reassured me that he was a low-maintenance pet and then they left. Well after completing some research I discovered that the turtle, my son named “Mr...
  9. L

    CB Box turtle wanted

    Looking for a yearling /juvenile captive bred box turtle, eastern or three toed please!
  10. S

    New eastern box turtle mom - possible respiratory infection, HELP!

    Hi everyone! I recently adopted an eastern box turtle, Sammy, from a family member. He has been much less energetic than usual the past few days and I think (but am not sure) that his breathing may have changed. I'm not sure if I need to be concerned about a possible respiratory infection or...
  11. S

    Doing Better

    Hi there! So I've had my three toed box turtle for around 8 years now. Someone gave her to me when I was like 10 and I had no idea how to actually care for her and it's kinda sad. But surprisingly she's still healthy, and I'm doing my best to better her life. I don't yet have my own job and...
  12. Questingbeast

    3-legged box turtle with shell damage - need some help

    I received this rescued 3-legged box turtle from a wildlife rescue and museum to work some magic with, but there is SO much going on with his shell that I'm honestly a bit confused with what kind of damage this all is or how to tackle the problem areas. I am more than willing to take him to the...
  13. newboxiemama

    A very picky eater!! Help!!

    Hi everyone!! You all helped me so much when my box turtle was afraid of water...I am hoping I can get assistance with a new issue that has developed!! I adopted Spike a few months ago, and quickly realized that she had not received great care in the past. I wss informed that she had lived on...
  14. B

    Looking to adopt a box turtle

    Have been advised to not take one from wild and am looking to adopt one box turtle in St. Louis, MO. Eastern, Ornate or three-toed box turtles are fine as they can be kept outdoor here based on my research.. I've built a pen in the back of my house...
  15. shelledfriends

    1+ year old three toed box turtles

    NOTE: With temperatures being high in most places I recommend that the box be held for pickup at your nearest FedEx Ship Center. NOTE: Absolutely no shipping to any state where this species is restricted, don't ask. Species: A true North American gem, the three toed box turtles are a great...
  16. K1RK

    Two Ornate Box turtles helped across the road.

    Top four are a shy little male I helped off the road this morning. The bottom four are a little female I helped off the road about ten miles further down the road. I really enjoy helping these lil turts out of the road. I take pictures of every one and determine a sex. Been thinking about...
  17. newboxiemama

    Eastern box turtle...hates water?

    Hi everyone! I am new to the box turtle community - I recently adopted a box turtle from someone that I met at work. They *think* that the turtle is about 10 years old but aren't certain. It does not sound like she has received very good care, but seems to be in pretty good shape. Slightly...
  18. Cyphinitar

    HELP!!! EBT Overall Care

    Hi! In late March, an elderly man fell off the sidewalk while hanging up signs. I was driving down the street back to our house. When I helped him up and made sure everything was alright,(he was unharmed, just shocked.) he told me he found a weird looking turtle in his front yard that morning...
  19. ahaslem94

    Is this normal?

    My box turtle has been sitting in her water dish for a day and a half. I moved her out of it at one point but she just went back and sat there. She's alert but has mostly remained still this whole time. Is this something I should be worried about?
  20. K1RK

    My Morning with the Turts.

    Day off so spent the morning with the turts.
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