Box Turtle and Tortoise Discussion :: New Gulf Coast Box Turtle

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Post Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:11 pm   New Gulf Coast Box Turtle


As some of you know I have now 6 RES. I have just recently aquired a
Gulf Coast Box turtle. A customer came into Petsmart where I work and gave it to us. So I was the lucky one to take it home. Now, I do not know much about them but want to care for it properly. It is a hatchling proably about 6 days old now. If anyone can give me any tips on how to care for it I would appreciate it. I have been reading some of the post on here but just thought I would ask. Welcome the help.

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Post Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:26 pm   

Unfortunately I don't know much about your specific type of box turtle and I'd hate to give you wrong advice, but I would like to beg you for some photos! I've never seen a hatchling boxie and I would love to see him!

I'm sure you've picked up on the basics from topics on here, but obviously any boxie is going to need a heat/uvb source, substrate to dig in, a water dish and hiding spots. I wish I could help more as far as temperatures and diet etc but I'll leave that to people with more specific experience.
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Post Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:37 pm   

I believe the florida and gulf coast have the same care requirements. Check this out
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