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    Ruben Miranda I am so confused

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    Hello
    Well it is clear that I need to find bigger.homes for my turtles.
    I have 7 turtles but will try to keep 2 or 3.
    But if someone has room for all of them I will do that.
    Or if you just want 1 or 2 that would work to.
    They are in good health and are very freindly

    I am in So California and do not want to ship out of state.
    So if ensrustead or have a friend.
    These turtles are adults and should not be put in a tank.

    Or if anyone knows or has advice on what I could do please let me know.

    Thank you
    Ruben Miranda
     

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    Mmathis TurtleMommy

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    @Marshall Do you know of anyone in California who takes or rehomes RES's?
     
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    Marshall Aquatic Turtle Rescue & Adoption

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    I don't personally know any fellow turtle keepers in California but I can definitely consult the friends and supporters of MS-ATR to see if they know of anyone there. May not find anyone but with about 200 or so people on the list I imagine that one of them might be able to help. One of the rescue operators I know that lives in Alabama recently went under and so I am taking over his population of 16 aquatics and 4 box turtles so at the moment my rescue is bursting at the seams being about 15 turtles over standard and emergency space limits. I am setting up temporary shelters right now but I am hoping someone will be able to sponsor and house a few of them temporarily until adoptions pick up again :unsure:
     
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    wow, 20 more turtles! you must be busy! That's probably why we haven't seen you on here as much as before :) Hope you got everything you need?
     
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    Mmathis TurtleMommy

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    @Marshall I do appreciate that you are willing to check into this for @Ruben Miranda! Thank you!

    Wow, I would consider adopting a boxie, but if I ever did, it would have to be a female. I have 6 males now sharing their part of the habitat, and one of those is really a jerk -- he must be the alpha! But I only have one female [males & female are separated]. But, my main concern is disease transmission since my babies have only ever lived in captivity and I'm sure they don't have any resistence to outside germs.
     
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    Ruben Miranda I am so confused

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    Hello
    @Marshall
    Thank you and appreciate any help or advice you can give me.
    I have called e mailed a few turtle places around here.
    And they either do not,deal with aqutics or are over whelmed already.
    One placed suggested to bring them in and they would but them down.
    :-(
    These guys where rescued as owners bought them and found out that there is work and maintenance to them.

    I will keep trying to find them a bigger home

    Thank you
     
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    Mmathis TurtleMommy

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    @Ruben Miranda What about any zoos or aquariums? You know, you always see outdoor zoo exhibits [well, indoor ones, too] where they have various critters such as turtles in their waterways. I would think they are used to quarantining new animals. Check around for that type of venue.
     
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    Ruben Miranda I am so confused

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    Hello
    Oh that's a great idea mmathes

    Thank you

    Ruben
     
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    Marshall Aquatic Turtle Rescue & Adoption

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    I really hate to see any put down but if I can't find you a place to take them that may have to be a decision you will have to make and if desired I can send you info on how to do it yourself in a way that is far more humane and kind than what the standard vets use. Hopefully we can get them into homes though
     
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    Mmathis TurtleMommy

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    @Marshall I think that @Ruben Miranda was going to look into area zoos/aquariums as a possible place to rehome them. Ruben, please keep us posted about this. [fingers crossed, fingers crossed, fingers crossed]

    @Marshall Please send me a PM. I hope to NEVER have to go this route, but I would like to have the information......just in case......
     
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    What about a school? A biology teacher may already have a tank or habitat set up?
     
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    Ruben Miranda I am so confused

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    Hello
    I am still checking with zoos and such.

    Schools dont have the facility's to house them.
    There is no way they could in a tank unless it was 500 gallons.

    We brought up these turttles heck most of them where 2 1/2 " around
    When they came to us.
    And we have,grown to love them
    And I (unless they get sick) would not have the heart to do it.

    They are not suffering in our ponds
    But I do know they need more room and is what I am looking for.

    They do not bite or anything like that
    Freddie,my baby eats out of my hand, he will the rest of his,life,with with me.

    Thanks for the advice.
    Ruben
     
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    Ruben Miranda I am so confused

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    Hello
    Yea yippy we found a home for 5 of our turttles.
    Found a guy who's has a.big pond and it is a turttle pond only.

    So info on them down there today a little sad but happy to.
    They should be very happy there.

    We are keeping Fred and Wilma

    Thank you all for your advise and help
     
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