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We found two Eastern box turtles in our yard. One of them
We found two Eastern box turtles in our yard. One of them has his leg trapped in the other ones Shallis. The one turtle is clammed up tight but he is alive. We tried to dislodge the other turtles leg … read more
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I found a turtle on the side of the road that's been hit by
I found a turtle on the side of the road that's been hit by a car and he's bleeding and the bottom of his shell is cracked like on his belly. … read more
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Anna
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A couple weeks ago my box turtle was stolen by tree
A couple weeks ago my box turtle was stolen by tree trimmers, good news is I did get him back. Bad news I believe they must have dropped him on his back. The turtle had what looked like a piece of roc… read more
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We have a small box turtle that has yet to reach full
Hello, We have a small box turtle that has yet to reach full maturity and is about the size of Kiwi, and usually this time of year as with our other box turtle they start to hibernate, But Arthur refu… read more
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I have an Eastern Box Turtle who fell off a shelf onto hardwood floor
I have an Eastern Box Turtle who fell off a shelf onto hardwood floor (about 3 feet). A rsounding thud. He seems to resond to touching paw but very much into his shell. I have him on a heating pad. An… read more
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Had my turlle out in the sun for about half an hour. He was
Had my turlle out in the sun for about half an hour. He was sunning himself, ate a passing bug, he ran round about 5 minutes. Went into his shell and now he's not moving at all. put him in some cool w… read more
Joan
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My box turtle has some litter (coconut fiber) from his home
My box turtle has some litter (coconut fiber) from his home stuck in front of his rear leg, under the shell. I can't remove it, his leg is very strong and he keeps pulling it in. Is this a problem and… read more
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Joan
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Hello, I have a small turtle, about the size of the bottom
Hello, I have a small turtle, about the size of the bottom of a pop can, and I had injured it when it was in some weeds arund my house that I was weed eating. I injured a small part of its shell, but … read more
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Joan
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Ive been adopted by what I think is and eastern box turtle.
I've been adopted by what I think is and eastern box turtle. Shell size approx 4" across and 6" long. Turtle is currently happily ensconced in my 14x20 foot man made pond with aquatic plants, gold fis… read more
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I hit a box turtle with my mower. Shaved a 1 inch square of
I hit a box turtle with my mower. Shaved a 1 inch square of the shell off. I don't see any guts, but the colored part of the shell is gone and the white part is exposed - looks like bone. There is a d… read more
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I found what appears to be a box turtle. Domed shell, claws
I found what appears to be a box turtle. Domed shell, claws on front and back feet, long neck. It is REALLY orange/red on the head and legs. I aven't found a picture of a turtle this color. Is this a … read more
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I have a box turtle and it fell. It cracked the shell and
I have a box turtle and it fell. It cracked the shell and there was bleeding around the crack and from the mouth. What do I do?… read more
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Anna
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I saw a most unusual turtle on the Nature Trail in Lexington
I saw a most unusual turtle on the Nature Trail in Lexington, VA. It's top shell was a golden/light yellow; it was about the size of a large fist; and on that shell were various designs you would expe… read more
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My boyfriend found a Eastern box turtle in his driveway. He
My boyfriend found a Eastern box turtle in his driveway. He picked it up to show me and it closed its shell. It did not move for six hours and it started to rain. I looked on some turtle sites and it … read more
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I have five yearling Eastern box turtles. All seem to have
I have five yearling Eastern box turtles. All seem to have shell fungus, with two being more affected than the others. They have been to the vet who prescribed daily scrubbing with Chlorhexidine Solut… read more
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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side of the road in my front yard..lot of blood in its mouth..active
I found an Eastern Box turtle at the side of the road in my front yard. It's front right corner bottom shell is cracked and there is a lot of blood in its' mouth. It seems active pulling his head in a… read more
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I just found a small Eastern Box turtle that was hit by a car.
I just found a small Eastern Box turtle that was hit by a car. His front leg is partially amputated-it appears when he was hit his shell closed on his front leg almost cutting it off. I have no idea h… read more
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