Rescue: Central MS Turtle Rescue
Location: Florence, MS
Intake Date: 9/28/2020
Species: Three-Toed Box Turtle
Local pickup, or we will ship to an approved FedEx Ship Center (adopter pays all shipping costs associated with Priority Overnight Shipping).
Colby is an adult male Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina) who was hit by a car in 2020. Sadly, his entire back end was crushed, and there were just too many pieces to properly stabilize. We did what we could, and he has healed well, but he will likely always need fixators to keep his rear carapace in place, and may need future vet visits to make sure everything underneath is healing well. Colby also doesn't use his back legs quite right, and he may never regain full use of his back legs again. He would benefit from an enclosure that is one-level and is free from obstructions he would need to climb. It is recommended he be housed alone.Interested in Adopting