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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-29-2006, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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what kind of turtle is this?

Hello out there!
I need help, my brother-in-law just rescued a box turtle yesterday and gave to us to care for. It came from a persons home who was put in jail. We have other exotic (unusual pets) so I guess, that made us prime canidates. I'm not sure what kind of box turtle it is, it looks like alot of pictures I've seen...each block on it's shell has somewhat of a light box design with vertical lines coming down from it. he has 5 toes, sooo its not a three toe. It doesn't look like an ornate. From all I've read, they are better off living outside in a natural envirement, but we live in Pennsylvania, so I'm not sure if it is too cold here. Right now, out of desperation he is in a 20 gallon aquarium.....it's all I got in such short notice.
He has a missing back foot and is not eating.
Any help would be appriciated! Thanks!
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-29-2006, 11:00 PM
 
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Here are a couple of sites with care sheets that might be helpful. The second link has pictures so that might help in indentifying him. There are quite a bit of references listed if you cannot find the information directly in the link.

http://www.turtlecare.net/box_turt.htm
http://www.austinsturtlepage.com/Care/cs-flboxie.htm
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