Help! Getting a tortoise from a bad situation. Never had one before

fowlqueenfarms

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Hey everyone new to the group and owning a tortoise
This little thing was given to a friend of mine. He has no idea what to do with it but original owner didn’t take good care of it.
The tortoise is very small about 4 to 5 inches big and five years old. Breed unknown
I don’t know anything about tortoise and never had one before. I want to give this poor thing a good life. I love all animals and often do rescues but this is a first
Any tips r very welcome plz! Plz help me figure out what breed. Trying to read up everything I can tonight
Sorry pic is horrible only one I got.
 

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TeamZissou

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This appears to be a box turtle. Most likely an ornate box turtle. More and better pictures would help.

You can start by giving it a soak in warm water. Place it in about 1-2" of water and let it sit for 30 minutes or so to re-hydrate.

 
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