Box Turtle and Tortoise Discussion :: Eastern box turtle question

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:01 pm   Eastern box turtle question

Hi I have a question regarding Eastern box turtles . We have two box turtles we rescued them both from the road one actually got hit but we nursed him back to full health. We have them both in a outdoor habitat. We live in SC and winter is fast approaching . What do we need to do to keep these guys safe and warm for winter. Do we need to bring them in ? I tried doing my own research and from what I have read they dig and bury themselves underground . Then I have also seen people say I need to overwinter them . What is that ? I just want these guys to live and what to do to keep them alive for winter . Will they eat or drink in winter or what ? I know one is female and the other is male . I have no idea the age but I do know they are not babies any help would be appreciated thanks ! :mrgreen:
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Post Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:30 am   Re: Eastern box turtle question

I'd go over these first -- http://www.gctts.org/node/73 and http://www.anapsid.org/box.html

I would also contact a local turtle rescue since you are in a unique situation. You might also want to post your question here: http://pets.dir.groups.yahoo.com/group/ ... ongIsland/

I think they have a few members from SC there. Good luck!
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Post Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:28 pm   Re: Eastern box turtle question

Thank you ! They are very fun and have such sweet personalitys .
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Post Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:20 am   Re: Eastern box turtle question

Post pictures if you can!
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:48 am   Re: Eastern box turtle question

If I can figiuire out how to lol
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:48 pm   Re: Eastern box turtle question

Click on "full editor", or if you'd like, you can email them to me and I'll post them.
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Post Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:36 pm   Re: Eastern box turtle question

I live in Canada and I keep my box turtles indoors year round as I live in an apartment. If you bring them indoors to live with you, you have to have the proper humidity and lighting.
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