posted on Oct, 28 2014 @ 09:30 AM
So, my wife and I were hanging out in the backyard this weekend, and I go to check on our pool...The leaves are really starting to poor down, and they
clog up every part of the pipes and skimmers!
I go to dump the skimmer basket, and there he was, just circling the drain in our pool, water-logged and looking super close to death! He's a tiny
little guy...For the sake of size comparison, maybe a little larger than the size of a quarter. Well I fished him out, let him soak up some sun, and
did a little research about the kind of habitat we would need to keep him in to help him back on his feet, so to speak.
We have him in a large enclosure, filled mostly with soil, a rock, some hiding spaces, and a warm/shallow pool - We've provided him with lettuce,
carrots, banana, some turtle pellets...But he doesn't seem to have an appetite. In fact, he's remained buried under the soil for the past 24
Apparently we're now entering the hibernation period for most turtles...But given that he's so young, I'm afraid that he hasn't eaten enough. Anyone
know if this is pretty normal behavior for a turtle this age, at this time of year?
edit on 10/28/2014 by EnronOutrunHomerun because: