captive box turtles in the great outdoors

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I grew up in New Jersey--we found them repeatedly in our back yard there. I have seen snapping turtles, and what I think was a wood turtle on my property. I think Ive got a great environment for them, and I may get a few more and see if I can re-populate Michigan. I want to only do what will help them, so I'm taking it slow.
 

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cleaning up the brushpiles....saw a fieldmouse scamper away...then I found these babies....
 

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Barber25

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Speaking of tasty food.....Now that she is enclosed in the former garden, and Im not bringing her a plate of food each day, should I assume that the outdoor enclosure will provide adequate food?
 

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Awww.....babies are cool...are they now "feeders"? Ok, that was harsh...sry.

If you aren't sure of food-availability I would keep an eye as he roams and see if he's finding things to eat, certain plants....but a pile of strawberries or other "food-treasures" would make it a sure thing.

Cool pic, thanks!
 

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I would guess based on size and counting "rings" she is closer to ten years old...when I had her inside, in her box enclosure, and brief jaunts outside, she ate 90% worms, bugs, and boiled eggs--mostly a protein eater...once in a while, certain fruits. Vegetables seemed to not attract her interest. I believe there are alot of insects available to her, but I have been experimenting with fruits and other delicacies...but there are other varmints like mice out there that could be eating what I put out.
 
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