Alright listen up I need some help because I’m dumb and don’t know what to do.
This is Frederick. He’s a wild box turtle.
He was picked up on the side of the road some days ago by my friend’s step sister, and was pretty much terrorized by her husband and her 3 year old son.
They would slap his shell while he was hiding and scream “wake up turtle” at him. Don’t ask me why, I really don’t know why anyone would do that.
They came over to the house though and brought this turtle with them, and then completely forgot about it after he came into my hands.
So I’ve been trying to take care of him, because I have absolutely no idea where in the hell they picked this poor guy up at. I’ve tried to feed him but he won’t eat, he won’t drink and all he will do is sit in the corner of the aquarium and try to keep moving forward.
So I think it might be best to try to let him ago again. But I don’t know WHERE he was picked up, and even though we’re surrounded by woods and the deer and other animals thrive well around us I honestly don’t know if /he himself/ would survive well in this area.
So, I don’t know what to do.
Any ideas and help would be fantastic to both I and Frederick.
Is it at all possible that you could ask the people who got him where exactly they picked him up? Putting him back as close to where he came from, like you said, would be the best case scenario. It’s likely he’s not eating or drinking due to stress. Poor guy, those people slapping his shell probably got him all shook up. :(