Harry's Turtles

Harry's Turtles


Here is a listing of the different species of turtles we have in our sanctuary.

19 turtles/tortoises
12 different type

Aquatic – (13)
Red Ear Slider (2) - front pond
Texas Map Turtle (1) - front pond
Pink-bellied Side-necked Turtle (1) - front pond
Snapping Turtle (2)
Chinese Stripe-necked Turtle or Golden Thread Turtle (1) - rear pond
Yellow-bellied Slider (2) - front pond
Eastern Painted Turtle (2) - one in front pond & one in rear pond
Florida River Cooter (2) - rear pond

Land – (6)
Russian Tortoise (1)
Cherry-head Red-foot Tortoise (1)
African Spurred Sulcata Tortoise (Geochelone) (1)
Eastern Box Turtle (3)

Sulcata diet: Clean grass cuttings, clover, dandelion greens and flowers, rose petals, nasturtium, hibiscus, geraniums, cactus fruits, desert mallow, mustard greens, collard greens, turnip greens, mulberry leaves. They like bright colors so give them something colorful every day such a shredded yams or carrots. Can feed small amounts of fresh fruits. They will sometimes eat their own feces. Hatchlings will eat more dark greens such as collards, alfalfa, kale. Too much protein will make them sick or even kill them. Do not feed too much broccoli, kale, bok choy, or Brussels sprouts. Hibiscus or Mexican petunia aloe vera and Cactus pads.

Click here for Harry's turtle pictures on Flickr

Click here for Harry's page on baby box turtle care

Click here for an article about turtle Hibernation

Click here for an article about turtle shell rot

First aid for wounds: You can also wrap the turtle with sterile gauze to help stabilize any broken shell pieces that may be present. Neosporin/triple antibiotic ointment can be placed on minor open wounds to help kill bacteria, and to help prevent any gauze from sticking to the wounds.

Sulcata house details:
PATTON PUH4842M Space Heater Intertek 1500 Watts on ebay used for $49.99 - we had this brand in the past.
OmniHeat 1500-Watt Utility Fan Utility Electric Space Heater 1299183 NEW on ebay for Buy It Now at $25.00
Warmwave 5118 BTU Portable Recirculating Utility Fan Heater on ebay for Buy It Now at $39.90
SAI 1,500-Watt Recirculating Utility Heater (DQ1709) on ebay for Buy It Now at $34.99 - this is the brand we had in the past.
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Harry's company Kraemer Aviation / Flymall.org runs and operates a turtle rescue/sanctuary.
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