Turtle Rescue News for September 20 2017

500 pound leatherback sea turtle rescued after washing ashore in South Carolina

The juvenile sea turtle was found on Yawkey South Island Reserve near Georgetown and is one of the few live strandings reported in the U.S. The stranded sea turtle was given the name Yawkey. The juvenile sea turtle, estimated to weigh 500 pounds, was transported by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources to the Aquarium to receive treatment. Leatherback sea turtles are the largest turtles on earth. The juvenile sea turtle was transported by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources to the aquarium for treatment. The large leatherback sea turtle was transferred to a holding pool and is under continuous observation. Due to the fact that leatherback sea turtles do poorly in a captive environment, Sea Turtle Hospital team members plan to release the animal back to the wild as soon as possible. During the spring and fall seasons, leatherback sea turtles migrate through U.S. coastal waters. Currently they can be found nesting off the Florida coast, a key reason Sea Turtle Hospital team members are eager to return Yawkey to warmer waters. While the leatherback sea turtle may have an intestinal impaction or have been stranded due to being caught in a fishing net the root cause of the turtle’s stranding may never be identified. While most sea turtles have hard, bony shells, the leatherback’ shell is somewhat flexible and rubbery in feel. The leatherback sea turtles once could be found in every ocean except the Arctic and the Antarctic, but their population is declining quickly in most of the world. The leatherback sea turtle is much more spunky than when it first arrived indicating an improvement in health.
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Search & Adopt a Tortoise

We are happy that you have decided to adopt a Tortoise. Tortoise adoption is a wonderful way to provide a Tortoise a second chance and caring environment. Most pets arrive at shelters because the owner had to move, could no longer afford the pet, had a death in the family, or simply gave up the responsibly of being a care taker for a Tortoise. Below is a brief overview of the type of needs a Tortoise might require and what you will need to consider for the life time care of a Tortoise. First most, understand that no matter what, even if you buy a Tortoise for sale, or adopt, as a new pet owner it is your responsibility to care for the Tortoise it’s entire lifespan. At the top of that list should be getting know the diet of a Tortoise. Find out how often and what a Tortoise needs to eat. Next, what shelter do you need to provide? Get to know what habitat a Tortoise is accustom to, what temperature will the Tortoise need to maintain, and what range of temperatures are acceptable for a Tortoise to survive. It’s usually a good idea to get to know a little more about Tortoise habits, temperament and relationship with humans before adopting a Tortoise. What is an indicator if a Tortoise is being aggressive and senses fear? Some pets will maintain much more happiness as long as they live socially, does a Tortoise need a companion pet in order to live happily? What exercise does a Tortoise need regularly? Tortoise adoption can be an enriching experience, and is a big decision. Estimating the monthly costs of owning a pet is just as important as making sure you have the time and motivation to feed the Tortoise when necessary, and provide a safe environment to live.
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Rare 475-pound sea turtle rescued

Story highlightsStaffers at the South Carolina Aquarium are treating a rare, 475-pound leatherback sea turtle. The turtle washed up Saturday on a nearby beach and may be returned to the ocean soon. The episode marks the first rescue of a leatherback sea turtle in South Carolina and is believed to be only the fifth live rescue of this species in the United States, according to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. The endangered turtle was found stranded on the Yawkey-South Island Preserve, a wildlife refuge near Georgetown, South Carolina. Because the turtle is believed to be a juvenile – rescuers say it’s probably less than 10 years old – and has not reached sexual maturity, biologists can’t yet determine its sex. Rescuers found no external signs of trauma to the reptile, although it was hypoglycemic. Staffers with the aquarium’s sea turtle rescue program gave it antibiotics, vitamins and some time to recover at their facilities. Aquarium officials said the turtle was more energetic Tuesday than when it was first admitted. Leatherback turtles historically don’t do well in captivity. For that reason, aquarium staffers are working with the state’s Department of Natural Resources to determine the best place and time to release the turtle back into the ocean – most likely within the next few days. Leatherbacks are the largest turtles on Earth and can grow up to 2,000 pounds. They are found throughout the world’s oceans and have been spotted as far north as Norway and as far south as South America.
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Turtle Rescue News for September 19 2017

Turtle Rescue of Long Island

Once a turtle starts crossing the road, it may or may not be a long, drawn-out odyssey. “We are literally smack-dab in the middle of what we call the turtle season around here,” Natasha Nowick, founder of New England-based Turtle Rescue League, tells The Dodo. “Honestly, if you move quickly enough, the turtle won’t even notice you picked them up until they are safely on the other side of the road.”. Many people who see a turtle in an egg-bearing daze mistake it for docility and take the animals home as pets “Which is the very last thing a nesting mother turtle needs.” The easiest, Nowick says, would be to “Play traffic crossing guard” and hold back cars until the turtle completes her trek. The key, Julie Maguire of Turtle Rescue of Long Island tells The Dodo, is to get the turtle to the right side of the road. “Always help a turtle cross the road by placing it on the other side of the street in the direction it was heading,” she says. “If there’s a puncture in the lung, the turtle can drown, so best to just put any injured turtle found in a small box just a bit larger than the turtle, lined with paper towels or newspaper. Close the lid and keep in a quiet place until help is found.” “If a turtle is found with an injury and you can’t find a rehabber to take the turtle right away, there are many vets that will treat wildlife without charge,” she adds. If you think the snapping turtle is injured, she adds, the best thing to do is to take him to a local wildlife rehabilitation center. A snapping turtle will snap at the air, mostly as a show to deter predators. “For an adult snapping turtle, over 80 percent of the diet is vegetative matter. And its entire weight will only be consumed once a year.” So don’t let the snap stop you from helping out a turtle in need.
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The Russian Tortoise

Russian tortoises are herbivores that graze on a variety of weeds, including leaves, flowers, and stalks. Whenever possible, an outdoor habitat is best for a Russian tortoise. Water should be available at all times for soaking and drinking if the tortoise chooses to do so. Because Russian tortoises are good climbers and diggers, the base of the pen should extend 8-12 inches below the ground surface using wood, heavy-duty chicken wire or hardware cloth, or cinder blocks. Dirt mounds, rocks, logs, plants, and other “Furniture” make the pen more interesting and also break up the line-of-sight, which makes a pen seem larger to the tortoise. Using pesticide-free, edible plants provides a more natural setting for the tortoise and also provides a more suitable diet during those months when it’s possible to grow plants outdoors. If your soil isn’t deep enough for your Russian tortoise to burrow in, you can supplement it with organic top soil, regular dirt from your yard, peat moss, or cypress mulch. Indoors: If your Russian tortoise needs to live indoors, the enclosure should be as large as possible. In addition to plastic tubs, other possible indoor enclosures include a wooden tortoise table that is sealed with waterproof polyurethane, or a reptarium, which is a fully enclosed mesh and PVC structure. With the smaller space and intensity of the basking light, there is a greater danger of dehydration indoors so in addition to fresh water being available at all times, it is a good idea to soak your tortoise in lukewarm water twice a week for about 20 minutes. Russian tortoises come from a harsh environment and are active for just a few months during the year. Dust the food with calcium daily, and if the tortoise isn’t kept outdoors in natural sunlight, also use a combination calcium-D3 product a couple of times a week.
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Mid-Atlantic Turtle and Tortoise Society

Often the turtle is an impulse purchase, and the turtle is given up when it grows too big and is too hard to care for. PLEASE RESEARCH the needs of the turtle to see if a particular turtle is right for you before asking for an application. We need to know that you understand the proper care for a turtle, and the long-term commitment that comes with a turtle or tortoise. We need to know that you understand how to care long-term for a turtle or tortoise. If you’re looking to add a turtle or tortoise in with another turtle, please include that in the application. Once you’ve been approved, we’ll let you know, so you can prepare an enclosure for the turtle, then send a picture of the completed enclosure before picking up the turtle or arranging for shipment. Please check your state regs if you want more than one eastern box turtle or any other native turtle. Here’s a great article on indoor box turtle care, and it shows you how to make an inexpensive turtle table from a book case. We have to disinfect each enclosure after every turtle before another turtle can be fostered – and we find homes for over 100 turtles each year! – Copy paper, paper towels, clear packing tape – Betadine, hydrogen peroxide. If you need some tips on how to make caring for your turtle easier, or how to trasnport your turtle as part of a move, let us know. If you have a picture, that would help as well, as we can get the animal posted on Petfinder ASAP. If you don’t know what species or gender your turtle is, we MUST have a picture of the head and tail to help ID the turtle. How long you’ve had the turtle – How soon you have to place the turtle – How is it currently housed? Aquarium size, lighting, food? – Are there any medical problems?
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Turtle Rescue News for September 18 2017

Tailed Treasures of Maryland, Inc.

Tailed Treasures of Maryland, Inc. Is a non profit organization created by Jill Barsky for the welfare of all animals. Jill Barsky works with many organizations such as Tailed Treasures of Maryland Inc., Life 4 Animals, Roxie’s Fund, Pet’s with Disabilities and many other organizations where the focus is on Animal Rescue,Wellness and Pet Adoption.
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Adopt A Rescue Pet :: Home

Since 2000, Adopt A Rescue Pet has saved more than 15,000 homeless pets, and has provided vet care, food and microchips to countless more … all made possible …
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Online Pet Turtle Information Site

If eggs are incubated at 26.6C, all eggs will be male. In contrast, if a clutch is incubated at 31C, all eggs will be female. Administering certain PCBs to eggs incubated at all-male or male-biased temperatures produces more females than expected on the basis of temperature alone. During the last two weeks you will notice that she will spend more time on land, sniffing and digging around in order to find a proper place for laying her eggs. If the eggs are left, you eliminate the risk of damaging the eggs. Keepers who have a good basking area prefer to leave the eggs where they were laid, a good point of doing so is that they do not need to handle the eggs, digging them out could damage the eggs or some of them. This is important since you need to place the eggs in the same position the turtle layed them. Check the eggs a few days after by just removing the lid, but don’t handle them! Check for rotten eggs, which you should throw away immediately. Hatching time is coming! The eggs should hatch in about 80-85 days. Once the time comes, the hatching will cut the eggs shell with something called “egg tooth”, which falls out about an hour later and never grows back. Red Eared Sliders will lay several clutches of 4-25 eggs per breeding season. Depending on several factors, including the age and size of the Turtle and the feeding and maintenance schedules, egg clutches will be laid at intervals of 2-4 weeks. The container is kept sealed except for a few holes for aeration and the eggs are then incubated at 80-82 degrees F. The eggs should be regularly inspected, and the vermiculture lightly sprayed with water to retain moisture. Eggs incubated at 75 degrees F, will yield primarily males and eggs incubated at 85 degrees F, will yield mostly females.
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Turtle Rescue News for September 17 2017

Turtle Rescue!!! – FaunaClassifieds

My new hubby and I were driving to a friends and I saw a little bump on the road. As we were driving by I noticed it was a little turtle. Some nasty kids …
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Old Tweets: SeaWorldRescue (SeaWorld Rescue)

Follow our Animal Rescue Team as they help marine mammals, sea … This sea turtle Comber was given a second chance at life yesterday after being rescued 1000s of …
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Pet Rescue Report

Your source for news, tips and pet rescue stories. Read our coverage of how pets are rescued and animal abuse criminals get the justice they deserve.
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Turtle Rescue News for September 16 2017

Rainforests and Mangroves – visitsealife.com

Breed, Rescue, Protect. Breed Rescue Protect … Sea turtle eggs and newly hatched turtles are poached as some people consider them a delicacy.
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Crazed lunatic beheads pigeons in park claiming he was a …

Emaciated Black Mouth Cur in immediate need of rescue. Extreme neglect: Dog seized with thousands of ticks. Injured dog unable to …
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snopes.com – View Single Post – Turned down by the breed …

Thread: Turned down by the breed rescue. … 25 May 2015, 08:09 PM A Turtle Named Mack : Join Date: 21 June 2007. Location: Marietta, GA.
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Turtle Rescue News for September 15 2017

The 10 Closest Hotels to Zakynthos Turtle Rescue Center …

Hotels near Zakynthos Turtle Rescue Center, Vasilikos on TripAdvisor: Find 49,240 traveller reviews, 2,233 candid photos, and prices for 173 hotels near Zakynthos …
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Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue….Awesome Site and Place …

Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue….Awesome Site and Place!
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Bringing Up Bali – Vendor Spotlight With Ben Katzaman …

LMC’s Gift Store carries handcrafted, sustainable and eco-friendly products. Be a trendy turtle and shop all of our unique products including items made locally.
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Turtle Rescue News for September 14 2017

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Another successful rescue! This afternoon our …

Another successful rescue! This afternoon our coordinator @ardvreugdenhil received a notification of a hooked turtle at Playa Lagun. He headed out there and found the …
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Buy A Rescue Puppy | hamster gerbil

Buy A Rescue Puppy – The expert claims that Buy A Rescue Puppy best pets as Buy A Rescue Puppy hamster and gerbil. … Pet Turtle Types
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Zakynthos Turtle Rescue Center (Vasilikos, Greece): Top Tips …

Zakynthos Turtle Rescue Center, Vasilikos: See 161 reviews, articles, and 78
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Turtle Rescue News for September 13 2017

Solid Gold US Firefighter Maltese Cross Pendant Necklace

White Gold Fire Rescue Firefighter Solid Badge Pendant Necklace. $140.00 $89.99. Options. Quick view. … Turtle Rings & Pendants; Cat Rings & Pendants;
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RT @NationBarbados: Divers rescue turtle off Carlisle Bay. Full story by Heather-Lynn Evanson in Daily Nation on Thursday. #saveourturtles… User Profile Link : my11plus
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Sea turtles – revolvy.com

Sea Turtles 911 Frederick Yeh and coast guard police rescue a sick sea turtle. Frederick Yeh provides medical treatments to a sick sea turtle.
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Residents rescue baby sea turtles from Fort Pierce beach after Irma

1 day ago … Residents walk eroded Fort Pierce beach after Irma, rescue baby sea turtles.
Laurie K. Blandford, laurie.blandford@tcpalm.com Published 5:20 …
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Turtle Rescue News for September 12 2017

Turtle Rescue For Sale

Showcasing Turtle Rescue and much more in stock online. Showcasing turtle rescue available for buying today! Shop for Turtle Rescue at eBay.
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Photos and videos of Damla GüneÅŸ @dbbcg321 instagram account | FotoÄŸraflar tarafımdan çekilmiÅŸtir… All photos are taken by me… Me and my husband live with 6 …
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By @home_made_nature Instagram media Testudo hermanni # …

Instagram media posted by home_made_nature Testudo hermanni #homemadenature #testudo #testuggine #tartaruga #turtle #tortoise #reptile #animal #animalslover #oasi # …
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Turtle Rescue News for September 11 2017

Need a Tortoise or Turtle Rescue?

American Tortoise Rescue no longer provides rehoming or assistance with adoptions due to our dedicated commitment to education, legal issues facing turtles and tortoises and expanding World Turtle Day® activities on May 23rd every year. You may also want to post a photo, name, age and contact information at your local veterinarian’s office and pet stores. For a listing of rescues in all 50 states, please click. More rescues CaliforniaCalifornia Turtle and Tortoise Club – has chapters throughout the state. “TexasTortoises of Texas” Round Rock; Land only, no water turtles.
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Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary

Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) reptile rescue and education organization from Amish country, Pennsylvania. Our mission is to give reptiles a chance, by rescuing reptiles that need our help, and by providing fun outreach programs to spread our love of reptiles.
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Turtle and Tortoise Adoptions

Turtle Rescue of Long Island would be happy to help you with either adopting a turtle or tortoise or placing one that you can no longer keep. Please read the information on the appropriate page and submit your application.
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