Anonymous:

What should I use for bedding for my box turtle?

Hey There Anon! 

From everything I’ve read and seen, Box turtles need similar substrate to Russians. A mix of coconut coir and play sand works well. Box turtles need higher levels of humidity than russian tortoises. The mix of play sand and coconut coir holds moisture pretty well without getting moldy (the problem with so many substrates). You’ll have to keep up with it but it works. Top soil is another option.

Do you know what kind of box turtle you have?

Heres a care sheet that has more info on eastern box turtles.

And heres some great info on North American Box Turtles as a whole

Hope this helps! 

I dunno… that looks like the beginning of a seriously strategized terrarium turf war… 

jovski:

The guys got introduced to the newly finished enclosure today.

Both of them took the opportunity to trash the entire thing, like any self respecting tortoise should do. 🙂 Phoebe instantly went to sit on top of the hide and wouldn’t let George up. George retaliated by going and sitting on top of a plant. My tortoises are idiots.

 

I dunno… that looks like the beginning of a seriously strategized terrarium turf war… 

jovski:

The guys got introduced to the newly finished enclosure today.

Both of them took the opportunity to trash the entire thing, like any self respecting tortoise should do. 🙂 Phoebe instantly went to sit on top of the hide and wouldn’t let George up. George retaliated by going and sitting on top of a plant. My tortoises are idiots.