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

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Posted by: StephF at Fri Aug 14 16:10:14 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by StephF ]  
   

The care requirements would be the same, however a WC turtle may present some difficulties in that a wild animal may not always adapt well to captivity. Depending on where in KY it was collected, and where in MI you're located, the climate may be quite similar and so an outdoor enclosure would work.

Unfortunately, you're in a tight spot in that MI laws state that you are not allowed to possess a MI eastern box turtle, and, if it is from somewhere other than MI, you must be able to prove this.

KY laws state that it is illegal to transport eastern box turtles out-of state. Please let your friends know this so that they won't do it again.

Also, in MI, non-native pets may not be released.

If you have more questions about your conundrum, you should contact MI DNR and/or KY Dept.of Fish & Wildlife. The information I have is a couple of years old and may not be 100% accurate and up-to-date.


   

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