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Snapping TurtleRescue Me ID: 17-10-07-00166

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About Snapping Turtle

Age: Baby
Sex: Female

Froggy - Common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina), adult, female, 1.577 kg, 8.5' SCL. Froggy suffered some type of trauma that took off most of her beak. Snappers are tough, and can do fine with deficits other turtles could not handle; however, we feel releasing her is not appropriate because we have no way of knowing how strong her beak is and she is relies on her beak to eat. Froggy will need a large tank temporarily, but will at some point outgrow any aquarium. Once full-grown, she will need a secure outdoor pond or stock tank which is escape-proof (snappers climb really well!). Should not hibernate in 2018. Hibernation afterward should be carefully monitored. Care should be exercised if feeding hard foods. Occasional close-up examination of the beak should be performed, which may require anesthesia by a veterinarian. Froggy also has healed damage to her carapace. It should be monitored as she grows. For additional care guidelines, please see Suggested Adoption Donation: Adoptive family is responsible for shipping when applicable. We will ship turtles overnight unless weather conditions are prohibitive to the safety and comfort of our foster turtles. While we do not charge an adoption fee, any donation over the cost of shipping will contribute to offsetting vet care and other expenses associated with rehabilitating our charges. Please familiarize yourself with the laws and regulations of your resident state pertaining to the guardianship of reptiles. For example, many states require you possess a fishing license to have a reptile as a companion animal.

Rankin County
Florence, Mississippi 39073

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