Small Breed Rescue of Southern California

Foster Details For Donald Duck!

Type Turtle
Primary Breed Box Turtle
Secondary Breed
Name Donald Duck
Gender Male
Spayed / Neutered No
Primary Color Brown
Secondary Color Yellow
Age 10 Year(s) 9 Month(s) Old
Weight 0 lbs. 0 oz.
Hi! My name is Donald Duck because my beak likes to grow out not down! This just means that I will have to have a 'shave' every now and then :)

I was brought into the shelter as a stray and then I was transferred to the rescue to find my forever home.

So a little bit about me, I'm an omnivore which means while bugs are obviously my favorite, I require a diet that also includes leafy greens, lots of veggies, and a touch of fruit. Believe it or not, I am pretty much full grown!

Though there is no way to really tell what age I am, based on my size I am an adult. My species can live up to 70 years if we have a lean, high-fiber diet and a low-stress environment with the right temps and light. Bringing me into your family is a lifelong commitment, for both of us!

I require an outdoor enclosure and possibly a safe place inside when the weather is bad. Unlike tortoises, you will need to ensure that my outdoor enclosure retains a higher humidity. My kind are not native here as we typically dwell in a marshier humid habitat, similar to parts of Florida. Don't worry, the rescue will provide you with all of the information that you will need to prepare for my arrival :)

If you think we may be a good match, or you would like to get to know me better, please click the Adoption Application button below and you will be contacted to set up a date!

1- We can only accept applications from interested parties who are in or near San Diego County, California at this time.
2- We do not ship reptiles but we may be willing to work with you if you are willing to travel if you are still in Southern California.
3- #2 will depend on the animal that you are applying for and is at the discretion of the board of directors.

Animal Care Reference Material:

Ornate box turtles have one of the largest natural ranges of any box turtle species – occupying nearly all of the American Midwest. Adult ornate box turtles are typically between 5 to 7 inches in length, with most ornate box turtles topping out around 6 inches. Box turtles, in general, have been recorded to live as long as 100 years, with most living between 40 and 60 years. The records for ornate box turtle longevity indicate animals living as long as 32 to 37 years. However, the longevity for box turtles is largely dependent on their diet, habitat, the cleanliness of their enclosure and stress.