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Box turtles are popular pets, both within their native range and abroad. They need exposure to real sun or proper artificial light to stay healthy. It is also important to provide them with a suitable diet. In the wild, box turtles are omnivores that will eat lot of different things. Their main food source is invertebrates, such as insects and worms, but they also eat a lot of vegetable matter,...
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The links below will connect you to on-line care sheets and information about box turtles. Care sheets by different authors are listed because we still don't know the one correct way to care for box turtles. Use your common sense in assessing care information from the various sources. Not everything you read may be correct. Be careful and learn from as many sources as possible and never stop...
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Box turtles (Terrapene sp.) are a very popular species. I saw my first over 50 years ago in central Michigan. I was fascinated by the box turtles ability to completely close itself into its shell. What was even more intriguing was its wonderful personality and intelligence. I am lucky enough to...
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Affections for those who encountered them as a child. For many, seeing a Box Turtle is one of the earliest memories of seeing a wild creature up close. By helping Box Turtles, we are helping future generations have the chance at the same fond memories. The Box Turtle, for most Carolinians, has a...
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CB is a male Desert Box Turtle. C.B. was rescued when he was abandoned by his former owner during the process of their being evicted. At the time he came to us he was very sick, he had apparently not been fed or watered for several weeks and had been kept in the dark for at least ten days. His...
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Turtle care information, turtle pictures, turtles videos and turtle forum. Discuss turtle species, turtle habitats, dietary needs, and more. Florida's Saltwater Brewery has a pretty clever idea for replacing those environment-destroying plastic rings holding your Tecate cans together: animal food. Technically, the rings are a combination of wheat and barley, leftover from the brewing... By...
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Site map to turtles, midnight sun, free backgrounds, Mary Hopson's page, Alaskan Wildflowers, hiking Alaska. This small garden pond and enclosure, which houses a group of American box turtles, leads us to a world of turtles. Built in 1997 for Vincent, a desert box turtle, and Nicky, a river cooter, it provided a wonderful learning experience for me. It drew me deeper into a hobby I'd been...
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Learn about box turtles and how to keep your pet box turtles happy and healthy. We make awesome pets … of course, it helps if our humans give us healthy, happy homes to live in. That’s easier to do when you understand how we live in the wild. So … this site will share a mix of information on our natural habitats and habits, along with ways for you humans to mimic those in your home or yard....
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