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Rehoming Turtles????

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Posted by: dannygirl8 at Fri Oct 2 11:46:55 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by dannygirl8 ]  
   

We have 3 box turtles that we rescued about 2 years ago from different people that had them and were not taking care of them (in plastic tubs filled with water, etc.) 2 female easterns and 1 male three-toed. My son is very interested in reptiles and agreed to care for them. He works (cutting grass) and spent the money to have my husband build 2 outdoor habitats for them (measuring 4'x6' each. The 2 females are together in one and the male is by himself. They have a great place to live, are fed well, have all sorts of hiding places, etc. The problem I have is my 13 yr old son now has lots of other interests and does not have the time or wants to make the time (with school work, etc) to care for them properly. I am doing all the work now. I am torn about finding them a new home. My son use to go and handle them some and take real good care of them, but not much anymore. I am considering trying to find them a new home. Would they adjust well if we found someone that had similar habitats or could take ours apart? It is my understanding that they can not be released back into the wild (we have 8 acres with woods that would have been perfect). I am not the type to make a committment to care for pets and then just get rid of them, but I am considering this. My son is very upset that I am thinking about rehoming them, but I don't want to force him to care for them. Any thoughts on how well they would adjust somewhere else? Maybe I just need to sit him down and make him understand the committment he made when he got them. Anyone else out there with this problem? I really hate to get rid of them, but my schedule is busy too now. Thanks for any input.


   

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