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Posted by nathana on April 23, 2003 at 12:37:47:
In Reply to: Box turtles posted by BALASCHI on April 22, 2003 at 13:39:57:
there are two reasons I see this as not the greatest of ideas...
1) boxies are burrowers and relentless destroyers of plantings. They will dig and explore and upturn anything in a tank. Your plants will not survive long with exposed roots or having been eaten.
2) boxies do not thrive well indoors for long (long as in years, they can survive in a cardboard box for months if you give them a bit of water a week, but that's not thriving). Some will disagree, but for the north american species of box turtle, above all other species, I would not consider keeping them indoors after their first year of life (I only consider keeping them indoors that first year so I can not hibernate them but try to keep them active and fed all winter).