found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
This short-necked turtle (Emydura subglobosa) is about 4" long. We can't say for certain yet if it's really a male or not. The species is native to New Zealand and Australia. He'd like at least a 40 gallon "breeder" aquarium (but larger is always better) with a basking spot and strong filter, but because shortnecks can get up to 10" (6-8" is common), you'll probably need a larger tank later. An inexpensive 50 gallon Rubbermaid stock tank would make a good home for the next few years, too.
He eats Reptomin and Mazuri turtle pellets and an occasional earthworm, and it wouldn't hurt to try dark leafy greens, carrot and sweet potato slices.
For ideas on how to prepare an aquarium or pond, visit www.turtleforum.com to chat with other keepers. Note that this fellow cannot hibernate.
Review the aquatic turtle care sheet to learn more about caring for aquatic turtles.
Currently near Baltimore, MD. $25 adoption fee. There is a no breeding, no trade, no sale clause to his adoption contract.
How to Adopt: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application - make sure to indicate your CITY and STATE - and one will be e-mailed to you.
Send it back with DETAILED description on how you will care for the pet (size of enclosure, food, type of water source, substrate, type of lighting, etc). If you already keep reptiles or amphibians, send a picture of one of your current enclosures and the animal. Once approved, send a picture of your completed set-up, then a time and location can be arranged for pick-up. We do not have a shelter - all fostering is done in our homes, so we meet in central locations such as downtown Baltimore.
Like turtles but can't have one? Want to help? MATTS accepts tax-deductable donations at MATTS, P.O. Box 22321, Baltimore, MD 21203. We help over 100 displaced turtles a year!