This is Sheldon, he is around 8 years old, 6.5 lbs and very curioius and active. I watched an ad for him on Craigslist, finally broke down and contacted the owners. The couple's son owned him, and moved away to college. The parents weren't home enough to care for him. He came with a 2x4 glass coral propagation tank/aquarium filled with pine shavings. His shell is a mess. The wound is supposedly from a dog attack years ago - just want to make sure that isn't shell rot? His plastron is in good shape, no signs of shell fungus.
His personality is just perfect! Very curious, not at all shy, and seems happy and healthy. He is so dry though. He has been here 4 days and eats everything I offer him. They said he eats salad greens, dandelions, bananas and apples. Here is has eaten grocery store spring mix, dandelions, kale, romaine, clover, nasturium leaves and flowers, pansy flowers, hibiscus flowers, a single cherry tomato, and a handful of kiwi berries from my kiwi vine. He also eats Mazuri pellets. Oh, and he relished a single Super worm (I have Chameleons and a Bearded Dragon), probably his very first live insect.
Any suggestions and advice on the shell?
He has a large water dish that he soaks in on his own, and I've been doing 30 minute soaks in a bin to ensure he is hydrated.