Box Turtle and Tortoise Discussion :: So I got a boxie today-habitat pic included

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Post Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:47 pm   So I got a boxie today-habitat pic included

An Ornate boxie.

It was a large garage sale day in my town, so i went with friends to ride bicycles and just chill, but last night I saw that a turtle was going to be for sale with habitat on craigslit, but it was a listing for the gargage sale. so I went to check it out.

Anyway, I went in, saw the turtle and habitat, that was it, I wanted him/her haha.

So here i am, with a new ornate boxie. The best part, I only paid $45 bucks for him and his habitat haha :D He's 3 1/4" right now, and he is not shy At ALL. He hasn't ducked his head in once since I brought him home. Even handling him, he's extremely calm and has a lot of "personality" I guess you could say.

He just ate a Waxworm too!!
Here's some pictures of the little dude/dudette
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He needs a good shed, but other than that he seems pretty good, and a little white spot on his shell, which looks like healed over exposed bone.
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Post Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:58 pm   

ah she/he is so cute!!

how do you check for gender?
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Post Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 8:11 pm   

very cool chris. what kind of habitat came with him/her?
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Post Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 8:18 pm   

so cuuuuute! yeah show us the habitat he came with!
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Post Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 8:46 pm   

The local pet store that's moving had a box turtle that looks almost exactly like that and was for free. Someone dropped it off to them. The were trying to convince me to get it. I would if I had stuff already that I could use. They had it in a glass 20 gallon aquarium and I asked them to maybe cover up the sides and they stuck a cardboard box inside that he could hide in.
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Post Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 10:07 pm   

It looks like a female to me. Males have a red iris, while in females the iris is light brown. What kind of habitat did they give you? She is really nice looking.
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Post Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 11:51 pm   

cute
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Post Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 11:58 pm   

Wow! thanks for the sexing Terry!

Alright, so the Habitat is 15"Wx31"L. Kinda Small, But nicely built. It has a hide, with removable top. It'll do for now. Currently, Until I get some Lighting, I'll be taking HER outside for some sunshine everyday.

The pictures are taken with my blackberry so they arent that great haha And the screen I put on top is removed for the pics. I am going to make a top out of left over eggcrate in a little bit.
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:00 am   

Oh and when I gave her waxworms as a treat earlier, she ate all 6 that I put out!! She's a pig!

And she's sleeping in the hide right now. haha
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:04 am   

im all for enclosing the top of the habitat, but out of curiousity, could she even get out?

shes beautiful by the way
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:08 am   

No, she can't get out. It's more from protection of anything falling into the tank and for holding the lighting.

Thanks.
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:13 am   

wow she's beautiful!

both of you are so lucky to have found each other xD

thought of a name yet?
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:16 am   

hahaha. no, I haven't thought of a name yet. i figure it'll come to me soon enough.
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:25 am   

OMG I'm so jealous! I remember when I was 9 I was given a Chinese box turtle. He was sick and I was a noob back then so I gave him away. I still remember his name too... Speedy because he always tried running away haha.

Btw very cool turtle!
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:31 am   

Very cute little guy. Looks like someone was taking pretty good care of him. A good care sheet can be found on ATP. Btw, boxies don't shed.. I didn't know this at first either :-)
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