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RE: Problem with new Three-toed box turtle

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Posted by: spencereb at Tue Oct 4 10:56:13 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by spencereb ]  
   

Timelord.
Your question is so rediculous: (euthanization?), that it does not even merit a response, except that, some of us out here could fear that you might actually be serious about that. In the unlikely event that you are really actually considering that option, let me say that I believe you have no business even possessing any type of live animal to start with. That being said, your first and obvious option is to get a veterinarian's opinion by taking the turt in for a hands on office visit. Secondly, I would go back to your self described "local group" that allowed you to "rescue him" in the first place and talk to an administrator or somebody in authority that has background knowledge of the specimen. Next, you should seek out a second opinion from a separate wildlife rehabilition organization in your area. Additionally, cudos to you for taking the time to tap this site for feedback, it certainly beats acting on impulse. Lastly, in response to your question, euthanization is not an option for the behavior pattern of the three toe that you have presented to us in your post. Likely, the turt wants to hibernate and is naturally adjusting his behavior accordingly.
-Spence


   

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