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I found a turtle when i was coming back to my home ,he was passing out the road the place where i found him was a bushy area,so i thought better to pick him up,because it can be crushed by a car or a bus it was very dark there.When i have brought it to home i given him a food which,i buyied it from a turtle seller.But he is not eating it.So What i should give him for feeding?Please reply soon..

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Hi Mukund,

The best thing to do is to release the turtle in a safe area as close to where you found it as possible.  Turtles take specialized care, including a varied diet (and diet depends on species), and wild turtles belong in the wild.  It's really better not to try to keep it, especially if you're not already experienced with turtle care.

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Questions regarding husbandry of Russian tortoises and other Mediterranean species, sulcata, and redfoot tortoises; general tortoise and turtle care; box turtle care. If I can't answer a specific question, I can provide sources for further research. Disclaimer: My advice is not a substitute for vet care. If I think your tortoise/turtle has a specific medical condition or injury that warrants a vet visit, I'll tell you so, and if possible I'll help you locate a vet. It is neither legal nor ethical for me to provide veterinary advice.

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I have kept and bred Russian tortoises for over ten years and have other Mediterranean species plus redfoots and box turtles. I've worked with other tortoise and turtle species while doing volunteer rescue work; mostly sulcata but some leopards, California desert tortoises, yellowfoots, all box turtle species, red-eared sliders, etc. I don't personally keep aquatic species, but have access to a wealth of information and research to help you with any questions you might have.

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My knowledge is based on hands-on experience keeping, breeding, and working with tortoises and turtles.

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