Talk:Three-toed box turtle

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POV problems and Unsupported statements[edit]

The current article has many POV problems, like "The three toed box turtle makes an ideal pet" or "As a substait I like using outdoor turf" I can find no web site to support these captive-care practices and he cites no printed source. When I do my major edit, I will keep the points Leejr124 makes that can be supported.--Carnopod 00:40, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

Unsupported statement[edit]

The statement, "Never feed an animal iceberg or head lettice they have little to no nutritional value and animals can get compacted guts" is also not mentioned anywhere on the web. Nor can I find this in amy of my printed sources. Has anyone else ever heard of this?.--Carnopod 00:40, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

Comment[edit]

Box turtles do understand the concept of glass and are very intelligent. My turtle table is 3 X 3 and I replaced the wood chips with earth and peat moss mix. Now they walk (and burrow) regularly, the article is correct that the earth needs to be watered daily and their bath pool drinking water needs to be changed regularly (2-3 times a day). They have a hide that they like to climb up and down as they like to climb ant it is good exercise for them. They mate (a 3 hour session!) in early morning and can lay clutches of 2 - 10 eggs. The female lays about 2 weeks after mating and can store sperm to 4 years after the fact. Usually one or two eggs are infertile (it is not known why). They are active after dark usually before dawn (aka 2am) they emerge from burrows and forage for food. Egg laying is usually at night, the female makes a hole and carefully buries her eggs in dirt. Eggs should be remove as to avoid crushing take 1-2 months to hatch. Kept at 30 degrees Celius you will get males, 25 degrees Celsius you will get females. Should be kept in loose moist soil, and eggs should not be allowed to dry out. Young take 1-7 days to emerge, be patient! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 96.49.227.119 (talk) 14:47, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

In Georgia?[edit]

Maybe I'm reading this wrong, but this seems to indicate that there are three toeds in southern Georgia. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/227630097_Morphological_and_molecular_evidence_indicates_that_the_Gulf_Coast_box_turtle_Terrapene_carolina_major_is_not_a_distinct_evolutionary_lineage_in_the_Florida_Panhandle Granted, it's primarily about the Gulf Coast Box turtle, but I feel it's important information. I am by no means an expert on the subject. Adam (talk) 17:34, 9 June 2016 (UTC)