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Help (deformed box turtle baby)

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  1. Estella

    Estella New Member

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    Feeling sad and furious, does anyone know what I can do about a man selling a baby tortoise on offerup?? This man clearly has no clue, can't tell what kind of tortoise it is by the pictures but it's very clear that it has a deformed shell and the man is not feeding it properly. He is trying to sell it for $75.
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    ZEROPILOT Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    Let's just hope that someone will get it and take care of it.
    You can also report it because no animals can be sold on Offer Up from what I've seen.
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    That's really good to know, I was not sure if they could especially since he looks so small. I'm sure the little guy has bone disease. His shell is so deformed. I hope someone does. Thank you. Screenshot_20180904-162331.jpeg
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    It's awful deformed for how small it is. It's a box turtle of some kind not a tortoise.
    Try to contact the person and let him know what he really has.
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    I just sent him a message thank you so much for your help. Knowing that's a box turtle makes me even more sad. I just wish people would do their research before getting any pet.
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    I just checked and Offer Up does not allow animals to be sold.
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    The only problem with turning him in for trying too sell on a site that doesn't allow it, is it won't get sold. Leaving the poor thing in the hands of a person that doesn't know anything about its care.
    If anything the OP should suggest Craigslist or fauna classifieds.
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    I tried to tell him about giving it to a rescue and just selling the enclosure and accessories, however he did not respond.
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    Offer Up will probably catch it.
    My brother tried to sell some puppies is how I know.
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    That's a terribly deformed box turtle. Amazing how badly deformed he is for how young he is.
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    Yes, that is what originally caught my attention (nerves). It's heartbreaking to say the least.
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    I hope that poor little baby got the care he needed

    Surprisingly box turtles can be very resilient as long as they can get the proper care in time.
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