I LOVE TURTLES!
Lmao, I actually got my girl Monty on an accident.... went by a friends house to find out her youngest daughter.... 15 sadly..... had a fully grown female (they thought male) box turtle in a 10 gallon tank tucked in the back of a bookcase.... the tank was lined with newspaper, had two empty dishes, crusted up poop, and a slightly molding cardboard box... poor thing was SO skinny, dehydrated, and of course,... STARVING
I would not have even known about her... except the "owner" came down and told me she had a turtle she hadn't fed for like 4 months... when I asked her why not... she said "he's boring"
So now, Monty is mine, she lives in a 20 long tank (for now) but I have dreams of upgrading her to either a turtle table... or if I ever have my own yard, a special area JUST for her <3
She's gained weight, she now is on a balanced diet with all organic food, she has top of the line substrate (coconut shavings and dried moss), top of the line bulbs (30 for a light that lasts about 4-5 months), and she has a little pool of water she can actually get into (which is mandatory for box turtles as it helps them go to the bathroom AND prevent their skin from getting dry)
Sweet potatoes (boiled and mashed) mixed with a bit of yogurt and meds (calcium)... from when I first got her, she had a slight calcium deficiency, she so no longer on meds :)
Monty eating broccoli (boiled) mixed with turtle food (smells AWEFUL, but she LOVES it)
In the bathtub with a worm (soaking in a bath of warm water)
Another worm pic.... taking it into her hiding place :)