It's been a very strange afternoon at our house! The kids went outside for a minute and cae running back in the house to tell me that there was a turtle in our driveway!
We don't live in an area where turtles roam free. How this little guy got in our driveway I have no idea. But being the soft hearted animal lover that I am I picked him up and brought him into the house.
And now we can't figure out what to do with him. He's not like a lost dog that may have traveled a few miles, so if he's a lost pet he's got belong to one of our neighbors, but I don't think any of our neighbors have a turtle. We're going to check to make sure though.
So then we went to the pet store to find some information on turtles to see if maybe we want to adopt him. Apparently turtle care is kind of complicated. They need special lights and fresh veggies every day and they have to be misted twice a day. We can't decide if we're up to turtle care right now.
But on the other hand, he's super cute and we all kind of like him!
At the moment he's in a cardboard box with some shredded lettuce and cucumber while we try to figure out what to do with him. I will definitely keep you posted. :)
What kind of turtle is he? Turtle care really is not TOO hard. If you don't want to mist him twice a day, add a small dish (the bottom of a flower pot works good) and keep it filled with water. Also most turtles LOVE crickets and feeder fist. They also love scrambled eggs. I have a good friend who is a wild life rescuer and I know that she would be more then happy to help you out with setting everything up and even give you some really interesting details on turtles.
We have a pet turtle that we found last Easter at the local egg hunt. At first I thought it was one of the little toys they had inside of the eggs until it moved! His/her name is Parker because we found him/her at the park! It's really not much work taking care of Parker. You need to find out what kind of turtle it is to know what it needs. Ours is a painted turtle. Parker is in a fish tank with water, rocks, and a filter for the water. We used to give Parker fresh worms and feeder fish, but he/she doesn't eat the fish anymore.
I just know they live forever, at least 10 years. Good luck!
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