Box Turtle – Care

Q: I rescued a box turtle for my grandchild. The turtle is in a container. It has laid two eggs and we’re not sure what to do or how to care for the eggs. Would the eggs normally been laid in the ground or are they laid above ground? Do they lay eggs even if they are not fertile?

A: It’s best, of course, to let wild animals stay in the wild but this website tells general care instructions:

Box Turtle Care

This link from The Georgia Museum of Natural History should tell you everything else you want to know.

Eastern Box Turtle

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