Rescue: BeWild Reptile Rescue
Location: Durham, NC
Intake Date: 11/9/2022
Species: African Sideneck Turtle
Age: Unknown, young
LOCAL PICK UP ONLY
Agate is a young African sideneck turtle who was surrendered to the Durham animal shelter. She was transferred to us and has been doing great. We are assuming female but she's still young so her sex is unconfirmed. Agate loves food and eats really well. She came to us with some mild shell damage on a few of her scutes but it is healing well. Agate is also very people-oriented and will come to the front of her tank when she sees us. Her adoption fee is $50.
Aquatic turtles are a lot of work! If you plan on adopting Agate, please be prepared to use at least a 75 gallon tank, depending on Agate's adult size (turtles need 10 gallons of space per inch of shell and female ASTs can grow to be 10+ inches, so 100 gallon tank full grown). They also need large, expensive filters (canister filters are best) and a lot of maintenance.