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RE: Looking for some advice.

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Posted by: ErichRhom at Wed Aug 5 06:56:18 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by ErichRhom ]  
   

>>You have a good start for a nice turtle pen but you should add another board so the total depth is 16 inches. And cover a third with a few boards so there will be constant shade. Skip the oak leaves and buy top soil and peat most to mix with the sand. If you wan to hibernate her outdoors you really must prepare a deep area of friable dirt, grass clippings and maple leaves for her to dig into. I would say about 2 feet in your area. I have more info on my online book at www.boxturtlesite.info
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>>As other have noted-her diet does not have enough fresh insects. Look at the diet chapter and housing chapters, as well.
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>>I am concerned abotu raccoons. Do you have them in your area? They will be attracted to any left over food and could make off with your turtles. I use a night time pen to protect my turtles. You can see it on Youtube, my username is boxturtlefriend.
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My dogs hate coons, they've treed three, and run all others off. What would be the reason for the other board? (I'm not questioning your wisdom, I just want to understand). I have been adding freeze-dried crickets to her (now their) fruits and veggies, I have also been catching slugs and cicadas and feeding them to them at night. The hibernation area 2 feet deep, got it, would it be 2 feet in diameter also? Could you use other types of leaves or is there something about the maple leaves? Equal parts in that mix?

I know it's a lot of questions, and I REALLY appreciate your advice!

Have a blessed day,
Erich
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