Box Turtle and Tortoise Discussion :: help me ID a turtle!

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Post Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 12:14 pm   help me ID a turtle!

Hello guys,

i have been on this forum for a couple years thanks to my RES yoshi. My gf's mom works in a library and they have a young turtle that they can no longer keep there. I offered to adopt and now im trying to figure out exactly what type she is. I am attaching two pictures. After doing research for a couple days, i believe she is female (based on eye color), and either an ornate, eastern, or 3 toed box turtle. i could also be completely off. these are the only two pictures i have but i can get more info soon.

thanks for your help!

Josh
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this is squirtle!
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Post Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 1:23 pm   Re: help me ID a turtle!

Count the number of toes on its back foot. If its 3 its a three toed. If not its probably an Eastern box turtle. To me it looks like a three toed. Its not an ornate.
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Post Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 2:51 pm   Re: help me ID a turtle!

ok great! i was a little worried because i know ornates have different requirements and are a little tougher to care for. thanks for the reply.
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Post Posted: Fri May 04, 2012 6:47 am   Re: help me ID a turtle!

I think it's Three toed box turtle.
Can u count toes on it's back feet.
u can check this link, inf. about 3 toed box turt.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-toed_box_turtle
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Post Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 9:48 pm   Re: help me ID a turtle!

I would say a 3 toe as well. I am wondering one thing, what kind of bedding do you have? Certain types of wood shavings/bark are poisionious to boxies. I prefer the potting soil/leaf litter/ moss mix myself. keeps the humidity in better. Boxies IMO are alot harder to care for than a res.
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:07 pm   Re: help me ID a turtle!

That turtle looks almost exactly like my eastern box turtle.
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