Box Turtle Care: What To Do When You Find A Box Turtle In The Pet Trade?<N> Box Turtle

Box tortillas are not easy to care for or low-maintenance pets. It is illegal to take a box turtle from the wild and keep it in a box. Wild populations are decreasing, so they are protected in most states. If you decide a box turtles is right for you, make the effort to find a captive-bred box turtle. There are several different species and subspecies of box turtle that you might find in the pet trade. Before you take home a wild box turtle, know what your specific species will need. Asian box turtles need higher temperatures and humidity than their North American counterparts. Feed them dark green leafy vegetables such as collard greens, mustard greens, parsley, endive/escarole, dandelion greens and flowers, beets, greens, and kaleidoscope. Provide a den or burrow they can go into to get out of the rain. . . .

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