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Rescue: Central MS Turtle Rescue
Location: Florence, MS
Intake Date: 10/6/2021
Species: Three-Toed Box Turtle
Sex: Female
Age: Adult
Local pickup, or we will ship to an approved FedEx Ship Center (adopter pays all shipping costs associated with Priority Overnight Shipping). 

Queen was hit by a car in 2021 and lost both of her back legs (she can still get around fine). Queen doesn't have her back legs, so therefore she will need to be monitored for egg laying. Female turtles will lay eggs even if they are not fertile. Because Queen doesn't have back legs, she can't dig a hole, which can make her become egg bound and threatens her health. She will require yearly x-rays and monitoring to ensure she does not become egg bound. Queen also will need her plastron (bottom) monitored to ensure that she is not rubbing it raw. Dirt for substrate is fine, no rocks or anything sharp.

Interested in Adopting