- Street: The Avenue
- City: Aylesford, Kent
- Post Code: ME20 7RL
- Phone number: 07403217823
- Listed: March 9, 2014 12:33 am
- Expires: This ad has expired
Good home (private pond) wanted for two mature female turtles. They have lived in ponds most of their lives and would need to continue to live in a pond. They are no trouble to look after. They hibernate at the bottom of the pond from October till approximately the end of March. They will then need to be fed a mixture of dried turtle food and their favourite food of raw white fish, prawns and chicken. They are very tame, and will feed from your hand in the water, in fact they prefer to do this. That way you also know how much food they are getting and avoids food sinking to the bottom.
They love to bask in the sunshine and will do so for many hours. On the rare occasional they have been known to go on a “walkabout” around the garden, but tend to stay mainly by the pond. They are not bothered by our cat, who is now quite used to them, and they with him, (as can be seen in the photos). We rescued them from a disabled lady who had to move house. She informed us that they were the size of a 50 pence piece when she got them. They are now about 20 years old and about the size of a small dinner plate. We intend to fill in our pond in the near future, hence the reason to find them a new home.
As these are non indigenous turtles,
they cannot be just put into any public pond. It would not do the current inhabitants any good nor the turtles themselves.
It needs to be in a controlled environment where the owner understands their
needs within their own pond. They live happily with frogs and large goldfish at the moment, but still cannot be put into a public pond.
They will only be going to a home if we are happy with it. Hence the request for a pond, as that’s where they have lived all their lives, not in a tank. In fact they would be too large to be housed in a tank and therefore cruel to them.
If you can offer them a lovely pond, please get in touch.
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