Traci **As of 11/30/17, Traci is PENDING ADOPTION We will update her status once her adoption is completed in case things don't work out. Weight: 719 grams Special Needs: None Notes: Not appropriate for Traci to hibernate Care Sheet: http://www.austinsturtlepage.com/Care/cs-easternboxie.htm https://boxturtle.uncg.edu/educational_materials/infographics/ http://www.infoturtle.com/box-turtle-care/ NOTE: The care for an Eastern 'boxie' and a Gulf Coast box turtle are the same. Enclosure Size: Traci needs to reside indoors at this time. She MAY be able to live outdoors at some point in time if her shell heals more in the next few months. Life Expectancy: 80-100 years ***These turtles are rescues. We GENERALLY DO NOT KNOW THE AGE OF OUR FOSTERS 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. Traci entered our care on 7/8/17. Traci is missing her left front leg and has permanent damage to her plastron. If housed outside, she should be carefully monitored to make sure dirt doesn't get packed into her plastron cracks. Hibernation is not recommended. Box turtles CANNOT be released in a 'random' location in the wild. Why? Because all box turtles have an internal 'homing signal.' Their true 'home' is approximately the size of a football field. If box turtles are released somewhere other than that specific area they will spend the rest of their life attempting to return to that location, despite the perils. Therefore, it is the safest option to adopt them to qualified homes when their point of origin is unknown. 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.