Box Turtle

padkison

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My daughter found this guy out back. We took him in for the day and fed him some treats. Drought may be affecting his natural food supply.

Tomatoes


Grapes


Turds make a nasty stain on the carpet.
 

JLDomestics

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Hmm looks like a female. Possibly looking for a place to deposit her eggs?
 

JLDomestics

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I was gonna say female cuz of the short tail and long claws for digging a nest. I dont think eye colour can be used as a sex determiner.
 

Tim Benzedrine

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We let him go. It had a concave bottom = male?
I'm pretty sure that is one of the definitive methods of sexing box turtles. And probably a lot of other species, but I couldn't say for sure. I also thought the red eyes were an indication of being male, but maybe that's a myth.
 

bugmankeith

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I dont think eye colour can be used as a sex determiner.

In box turtles (this species) it is. Males have bright red eyes, females have more of brownish eyes.
 
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