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11-03-2016, 11:32 PM #1
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Box turtle deformed shell
Hi, I just adopted a pair of three toed box turtles last night. They are both male and one of them is quite healthy while the other one is significantly smaller. They were both from the same clutch and the previous owner said the size disparity was due to the smaller one refusing to eat during the winter months. He also seems to have a fairly deformed shell. The larger one can fit into his but not the smaller one can't. I was planning on taking him to the vet to get him looked over but I was hoping for some advice on what to be feeding him to help him catch up. Also any advice if he does start to refuse food during winter? the previous owner kept both turtles together. I still have them in the same cage and they seem to be getting along. Should I be separating them? Both of them are very active and have eaten their insect prey but the smaller one has been reluctant to eat veggies so far. I have them under UVB and a heat lamp as well as a fairly large plant saucer filled with water.