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What species of turtle/terrapin is this?

erinlyndon

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Hello, been a long long time since ive been on the forums... So hello again!

Ive recently got a new job at a nursery and i found that there is a poorly looked after 'turtle' there. They call it a turtle and it hardly even has a water dish. There is no uv and no heat bulb (the one in the picture is just a normal LED) . They only feed it cucumber and iceberg lettuce and it hardly has space to move. They never soak it and they never spray the enclosure. So yeah, not great.

They should really rehome it but i have a feeling that wont happen so ive taken it upon myself to sort it out[emoji23]

I only really know about tortoises so i need a little help figuring out what it is so i know the enclosure requirements and diet. Im assuming its pretty similar to a tortoise though.

Any help will be much appreciated!
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Moozillion

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OMG! That poor turtle!!!!
SO GLAD you've noticed it!!![emoji173]️[emoji173]️
 

erinlyndon

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OMG! That poor turtle!!!!
SO GLAD you've noticed it!!![emoji173]️[emoji173]️
I knoww[emoji17] i dont think it should be in a nursery all together, must terrify it with all the kids.

But yeah hopefully i can make it a little happier there
 

HouKen

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Shelley Whittington

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Oh My ! Please get that turtle some water.. mine lives in an outside enclousure and loves to hunt tadpoles in the water.. she also loves to root in the dirt for worms.. very much a orbivore.. thanks for rescueing it..!
 

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