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Baby Eastern Box Turtle

Description:

7 baby box turtles. let 5 of them go back. One of the two that we kept died. That was two weeks ago.

Habitat:

about four inches deep into loose soil. Near base of a tulip-poplar tree. about 3 feet from grass.

Notes:

newly hatched eggs broken open turtles were starting to crawl out egg color-white egg texture-creamy eggs were thin. They were also rubbery.

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3 Comments

truthlesshero105
truthlesshero105 9 years ago

You should never remove any species from the wild. As mentioned it is 100% illegal in MD to take turtles with a carapace size of 4 inches or less. Now that you have already taken him, and he is not going to be hibernating put a heat lamp above where you keep him and feed him turtle food from a pet store.

lori.tas
lori.tas 10 years ago

I's not really a good idea to remove animals from the wild, and frequently illegal to boot. Many turtle/tortoise species hibernate in the winter, and are buried by well-meaning people who assume they have died.

Benjamin
Benjamin 10 years ago

They are Eastern Box Turtles.

How do I take care of the one that I still have this winter? It is not moving around as much now. Why is this?

Benjamin
Spotted by
Benjamin

Arnold, Maryland, USA

Spotted on Sep 5, 2010
Submitted on Nov 3, 2010

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