How to care for a wild tortoise that's on the mend after being hit by a car?
July 2, 2011 7:22 PM Subscribe
A friend of mine came across this
wild tortoise on the road, outside Querétaro, México. She took it to the vet, who patched her up, sowed up the bits that needed sowing and put most of the shell back together, sans a couple of pieces. It's about 10 inches long.
She's going to have to take care of it until it's well enough to go back to the wild and has no clue how to go about it.
Off the top of her head, she'd like to know:
¿What should it eat? ¿Should she place it outside in the garden or in the house? ¿Sun or shade? ¿Water, earth, or both? ¿Will the Labrador retriever be a problem? ¿Should her trio of rambunctious kids be kept away?
Any other interesting fact or recommendation you can share will be most welcome, and will surely net you a beer on your next visit.
posted by Cobalt to Pets & Animals (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite