Can anyone tell me what kind of tortoise this is?

maggie3fan

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That's a box turtle, a 3toed I think. He looks a little disfigured though.
Carapace looks bumpy and I thought 3-toed also, but the color face looks Eastern. However, I have only ever cared for 1 male box turtle and he was just brown. I put my vote in for male 3-toed


Oh crap, not a baby. But some of that advice will help you and read this too. Stick around and ask questions, we are glad to help

 
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It definitely has hybrid features (boxie species can inter-breed), but a box turtle.

Do check out both of those care sheets - most box turtles are kept way too dry and under-fed where meat proteins are concerned.

Let us know if you need support - welcome!
 

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Three-toed is correct. Carapace is a bit unusual, but nothing to worry about for a three-toed. I've had one with a similar "wide shouldered" carapace: DSCN0450.jpeg
 
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I agree, looks like a three toed with oddly shaped shell. Fortunately, Three Toed's are good beginner turtles as they are hardy and can withstand owner "mistakes" better then say Ornate's. Why did the other family give it up? Just not enough interest in it anymore or it was a kids and they're into other things now? Very common reasons for turtle's being offered up (especially on Craigslist).... If possible, he/she would be better if housed outside like nature intended.
 
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