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What do we do with this poor turtle?

Found a turtle in a parking lot yesterday afternoon. Can't figure out what to do with the poor thing. Please read the entire post if you want to offer advice. [more inside]
posted by mysterious_stranger on May 14, 2016 - 10 answers

Looking for a children's book.

Trying to find a book I read as a child in the late 70s. As I recall, it was about a little alien boy who lived on the moon. [more inside]
posted by Eddie Mars on Jan 18, 2016 - 2 answers

Box Turtle Rescue - Two Questions

Found RIGHT ON the train tracks at the Watsessing Station - near Newark, NJ, and s/he definitely was NOT in a safe place, so I scooped the little one right up out of there - but now what do I do? [more inside]
posted by lilboo on Sep 18, 2014 - 11 answers

Turtle: the incredible journey

Who sings the song in the closing credits of this movie? Female singer - am curious if I can find a copy of this song - it doesn't appear on the soundtrack that I can tell. Great movie, by the way! Thanks for your help
posted by dublin on Aug 10, 2014 - 3 answers

What kind of turtle is this?

What kind of turtle is this that my friend found crossing the street in Manila? He brought the turtle to me knowing that my house is practically already an animal sanctuary, and not wanting it left in traffic, but I know nothing about turtles. It has a pointy nose and a relatively soft, tapered shell, and I assume it's a freshwater turtle? But it was found in Manila, in the street, nowhere near any ponds or lakes.
posted by ferdinandcc on Oct 18, 2013 - 10 answers

HELP! My boyfriend just came home with a pet turtle!

My boyfriend just came home with a pet turtle and it's in a really small hermit crab type plastic cage, no lamp, and a very small basking area. How soon do i need to get her a proper habitat? [more inside]
posted by WeekendJen on Jul 9, 2013 - 13 answers

Yes, it's a turtle, but WHAT KIND?

What kind of turtle is this? Along with advice on releasing him back into the wild. [more inside]
posted by tooloudinhere on Jun 17, 2013 - 9 answers

What is the meaining of "Emydidae"?

"Emydidae" is the name of a family of turtles. What I want to know is what does the name *mean*. I have exhausted my google-fu and the best I've been able to find is this wiktionary link that gives a meaning for "-idae" as "appearance". Any reptile/turtle fans care to enlighten me?
posted by moss free on Mar 26, 2013 - 14 answers

Stinky turtle bits

How do I preserve this stinky turtle carapace? [more inside]
posted by txmon on Nov 27, 2012 - 6 answers

The one with the turtle ride?

What's the movie "with the guy and the animals and he rides the turtle home"? Cryptic text message from a 23-year-old who may be slightly inebriated has us wondering.
posted by reren on Oct 29, 2011 - 17 answers

How to care for a wild tortoise that's on the mend after being hit by a car?

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 on Jul 2, 2011 - 9 answers

I need a turtle, quick!

Where can I buy a box turtle in London, UK? [more inside]
posted by sepsis on May 4, 2011 - 2 answers

Leonardo, Donatello, Michaelangelo, or Raphael?

Calling all herpetologists! ID this turtle that showed up in my garage. Photos here. [more inside]
posted by Talia Devane on Apr 13, 2011 - 7 answers

Alternate to Don Alverzo's tweezers?

One Hen, Two ducks, radio test/memory trick VS. alternate version - Are you a Turtle? [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Aug 17, 2010 - 6 answers

I know nothing about turtles except they make me go awwwww!

Identify this adorable turtle! [more inside]
posted by alygator on Aug 8, 2010 - 8 answers

Turtle Eggs

My red-eared slider built a nest in my garden last week, dropped about ten eggs into it, then tamped it all down pretty firmly. Now what? I've looked through the pet forums, but all the ones I've found focus on moving the nest inside and nurturing the eggs myself. I'd rather take a more laissez-faire approach. [more inside]
posted by kanewai on Jul 9, 2010 - 7 answers

And turtles, of course ... all the turtles are free / As turtles, and maybe, all creatures should be.

The youth program I work for has taken in a painted turtle from the wild against my advice. We are very ill-prepared to care for this thing. What advice can you give so I can keep this thing healthy for as long as possible, given the limited resources we have? [more inside]
posted by Think_Long on Jul 6, 2010 - 16 answers

Should I clip my turtle's nails?

Should I clip my turtle's nails? Its beak also looks a bit long. [more inside]
posted by KimikoPi on May 26, 2010 - 7 answers

Unhealthy turtle shell

How do I take care of my turtle's unhealthy looking shell? [more inside]
posted by ayc200 on Mar 24, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me give my temporary visitor a good place to stay.

Help me house a box turtle temporarily! [more inside]
posted by corey flood on Oct 16, 2009 - 16 answers

make this belated turtle christmas the best ever!

Please help me give a gift to a turtle. [more inside]
posted by prefpara on Jan 1, 2009 - 8 answers

I like turtles, too, but where'd this one come from?

Where did this large turtlish head come from? Which movie, television series, or commercial spawned this wise old creature? [more inside]
posted by redsparkler on Nov 17, 2008 - 17 answers

How do I care for a turtle?

What equipment do I need to care for a pet turtle? What are some good practices for making sure that the turtle thrives? [more inside]
posted by jujube on Jun 19, 2008 - 19 answers

Seems dinosaurs and humans do coexist

Why aren't turtles dinosaurs? [more inside]
posted by Listener on Mar 11, 2008 - 18 answers


I'd like to be a snake handler, but live in Chicago and have no professional snake experience. Where could I get some snake related experience? [more inside]
posted by youngergirl44 on Oct 15, 2007 - 9 answers

I need this magic turtle!

Help me find this toy turtle for my boyfriend! [more inside]
posted by catatethebird on Sep 5, 2007 - 4 answers

The sky is falling…

(Two part question: part 1 – help me find a reference, part 2 – am I crazy?) I know I have read somewhere that on rare occasions fish and frogs can be dragged from their watery residences by waterspouts and deposited miles away. There are many references on the web referring to this type of phenomena, but there is a particularly extreme example which I seek… [more inside]
posted by kmadd on Aug 13, 2007 - 9 answers

How to keep a turtle aquarium clean.

Is there a way to keep our office's turtle tank cleaner? [more inside]
posted by bchaplin on Jul 17, 2007 - 9 answers

Help this turtle tiptoe through the tulips

How do you trim a pet turtle's toenails? [more inside]
posted by luneray on Mar 30, 2006 - 5 answers

Butchering turtles

How does one butcher/process snapping turtles. [more inside]
posted by Heatwole on Feb 23, 2006 - 18 answers

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