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]
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]
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]
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
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.
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]
What kind of turtle is this? Along with advice on releasing him back into the wild. [more inside]
"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?
How do I preserve this stinky turtle carapace? [more inside]
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.
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.
Where can I buy a box turtle in London, UK? [more inside]
One Hen, Two ducks, radio test/memory trick VS. alternate version - Are you a Turtle? [more inside]
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]
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]
Should I clip my turtle's nails? Its beak also looks a bit long. [more inside]
How do I take care of my turtle's unhealthy looking shell? [more inside]
Help me house a box turtle temporarily! [more inside]
Please help me give a gift to a turtle. [more inside]
Where did this large turtlish head come from? Which movie, television series, or commercial spawned this wise old creature? [more inside]
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]
Why aren't turtles dinosaurs? [more inside]
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]
Help me find this toy turtle for my boyfriend! [more inside]
(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]
Is there a way to keep our office's turtle tank cleaner? [more inside]
How do you trim a pet turtle's toenails? [more inside]
How does one butcher/process snapping turtles. [more inside]