turtle found east end STX
HELP!!! i just found a good size turtle in our yard.
has anyone on the east end STX lost one?
DO they bite???
Have the cute thing in a big cage for now but not sure what to do with it. He-She is currently eating a salad.
Call me at 778-7378 to claim or inquire ( or advise)
I might be interested in adopting him. How much meat would you say he has on him?
What kind of turtle? Been calling your number for hours, and its busy.
We have 5 red footed tortises (two are ex Island Animal patients, a glued back together shell and another with a missing leg)
Salad is good (they like Romaine lettuce).
a little fruit and cat food (once a week), and water.
Ours like to eat around 5:30-6pm.
Male's have a concave belly, so they can more easily mount the females.
Do you have dogs or are their feral dogs in the area? (turtle safety concerns)
We had a California Desert Tortise just show up out of the blue when I was a kid. We lived over by the Yacht Club. We kept him for a while and I think someone came and got it from Parks Dept after a while. I wonder if there is a breeding population.
The tortoises have commitment issues. As long as they can go, they will! Most around here are South American Red Footted Tortoises. There are also yellow footed ones as well. I have one. and probably around 25 adult red footred ones.I have 4 juuvinilesles right now in my kitchen. I keep them until they are about a year old and their shells are hard, otherwise the neighborhood cats get them!
They eat a variety of things including dog food! No uncooked cauliflower though! Mine eat in the early morning. Banana peels, mangoes, any fruit of vegetable.
someone called yesterday about it. but never called back. he or she is being taken care of. i named it tortolelli. my dogs seem to pay it no mind. does not like to be caged though, seems sort of restless. fed some lettuce and flowers this morning. and of course tried the dog food.
stxmike...sorry about last night talked to family in states.
i think its a red footed because it has some red spots on her legs.....
my concern was do they bite or not and a friend called and said they didnt. whewwwwwwwwww!!!!
They love slugs.
I once fed my big female a slug on my finger....and get got part of my finger with her bite.
Completely my fault.....I now drop the slugs in front of her.
if anyone tried to call today.....sorry the phone was off the hook in the garage...working now
Dixie I am pretty sure it is JJs tortise. We have two. A male and female. Our caretaker let his grandchildren play with them and he never put them back in their habitat. He has never found them. JJ is heartbroken. They are both very sweet and love romaine lettuce and watermelon. If you text me a picture I can tell you for sure. I am praying that it is one of ours.
Sorry spelled tortoise wrong. Dixie I am sending you a PM.
dougtamjj, that would be nice if that was your turtle than you know its ok. and i know dixi is taking very good care of he/she
That's a long walk from Tam to Dixie:-o For a turtle that is....
Turtle soup would make some gooood ... Viddles... as granny from the Beverly hillbillies would say!Good thing it went left and not right into my pot!:P
found the owner. they lived close by. but they are still missing one. tami i will be on the look out for yours. sorry that JJ lost his.
i have heard that they can escape easily.
thanks speedy, i did take good care of him. fed him alot, and he (it was a he) loved papayas.
They love hibiscus flowers. Watch out for red toe nail polish, they used to try to eat my toes. They must love the color red.