Kelsey asked in PetsReptiles · 5 months ago

What kind of turtle/tortoise/terrapin is this?

He was found in an abandoned house! My best guess is that he is a redfoot but I could be wrong. I need to know what kind of tortoise he is so I can care for him properly! Thanks! hl

https://photos.app.goo.gl/cofSkaQSoPDkbeb3A

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  • TPau15
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    I agree; Three-toe female box turtle is the best fit based on the photos you provided. If you plan to keep it, here's some reliable places to read about boxie husbandry, as there are captive requirements that must be met if you want to be successful in the long run (and have a happy healthy boxie):

    http://chelonia.org/Articles/Terrapenecare.htm

    https://herp-info.webs.com/boxturtle.htm

    Source(s): reptile keeper for over 21 years
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  • 5 months ago

    Doesn't matter what it is. you need ot PUT it back or take it to a wild life center so they can put it back into the wild

    its very, very illegal for you to own any reptile that you took from the wild

  • Thea
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Darby is correct, it looks like a female Three Toed Box turtle.

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    • Thea
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      Three toed boxies can sometimes have more then three toes. It also applies to their back feet only. The photo makes the eyes look brown which is why Darby and I thought female. I have a male Three Toed myself.

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  • Darby
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    Box turtle, looks like a female.

    • Kelsey5 months agoReport

      Definitely a male! He, well, expressed his love for the water bowl and, yep! But thank you ! I'll look into box turtles and see if the shoe fits?

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