Box Turtle and Tortoise Discussion :: Identification please.

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Post Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:22 pm   Identification please.

Hi all!
I haven't been on in a while! But, I recently was given a land turtle. I'm only familiar with aquatic turts, so I need help identifying this one, so I can then start working on her habitat, the one she was given to me with isn't too hot. Please let me know if you need more pics or any questions. I really appreciate it!!!!
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Post Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:02 am   Re: Identification please.

I think it's an eastern box turtle... those nails probably need to be checked out too.
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Post Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:22 am   Re: Identification please.

Eastern Box Turtle Definitely a Central American Wood Turtle(Rhinoclemys pulcherrima) Cant mistake the coloring on those guys.
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Post Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:10 pm   Re: Identification please.

Thanks Diamonback! And Thanks Steve! What do you mean about the claws? Should they be clipped? Also need help on what type of stubstrate she would need, everything I read says "sandy soil", not sure what product offers that.
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Post Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:17 am   Re: Identification please.

The claws look overgrown to me, though this obviously isn'y my area. Land turtles usually don't have long claws since the walk a lot.
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Post Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:43 am   Re: Identification please.

Yes those claws are way overgrown
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Post Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:48 am   Re: Identification please.

Not my area either! I'm still learning with her! Thanks guys, I will research the claw situation!! She's doing great, she loves her new setup, poor thing soaked for HOURS when she saw her "pool". She had been living for 2 years with previous owners, with a TINY lightweight water dish :( and she's semi aquatic....but she is HAPPY NOW! :msgreen:
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