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care of w/c versuse captive. . . . . .?

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Posted by: abstractart1026 at Wed Aug 12 21:01:07 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by abstractart1026 ]  
   

Hello everyone,
I recently got an eastern box turtle that was wild caught. Is the care any different from a captive raised turtle. I have never had a pet turtle before and although I wasn't looking for one, I happily accepted one that was given to me. Normally I would prefer to do the research prior to getting a pet but this was last minute kind of thing. A friend of the family caught it while in Kentucky and gave it to my cousin. He is going away to college soon so he decided he didn't want to keep it, so he offered it to us before releasing it in the wild. I live in Michigan and I know the eastern box turtles are native to michigan as well but i wasn't sure if the care instructions would be the same. Also, we would like to build an outdoor enclosure for it. Will it survive the winter in MI since it is from Kentucky or should we bring it in for the winter? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.


   

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