Found Turtle/Tortoise

by Ruth Josey
(Collin County, TX)

Who is this? (front view)

Who is this? (front view)

Who is this? (front view) Who is this? (top view)

This guy is currently living in my living room. Looks like a tortoise to me, but I don't really know turtles. I'm concerned that I'm not feeding or watering him correctly. Can you tell me what he is? He is missing a back foot and the other was infected but that has been treated and seems to be okay now.

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Jan 17, 2011
Tortoise Advice
by: ruthjs2k

I was pretty sure "he" was a tortoise and have been treating him as such. He has a flat dish of water in his box and a mixed offering of leafy greens - fresh every day. I am concerned that he is not eating and am going to try to locate a vet who knows tortoises. Thank you for the advice!

Jan 17, 2011
Found Turtle/Tortoise
by: madhoora

hello friend
i have seen the picture posted by you. its definately a tortoise. please feed it with some green leafy vegetables, grass and soak it in water and please keep a flat dish of water in front of it so that it can drink water whenever required. for soaking it in water or the water dish kept for it, let the water level be below its nose as such tortoises are purely land turtles and cannot swim. for the betterment of your tortoise please visit a vet as he can help you much.

Jan 16, 2011
Tortoise
by: ruthjs2k

Thanks so much! That's what I was thinking, too. He's been in the bathtub with warm water ..... about 3/4" deep (and the tub slopes) both yesterday and today. I'll definitely check out the tortoise site.

Jan 15, 2011
Turtle/Tortoise
by: Anonymous

Most Turtles have webbed feet, I looked close but I think he may be a Tortoise. Pls sign up for the CTTC tortoise site, they have many experts and may be able to tell you what type he is. Thank You for taking care of him. Be sure to soak him in water a few times a week to be sure he's hydrated. Don't let the water cover his nose, just up to his carapace.

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