Species: Red Eared Slider (Trachemmys scripta elegans)
Special Needs: Alice is blind. She gets around fine so long as her enclosure stays mostly the same.
Care Sheet: http://www.austinsturtlepage.com/Care/caresheet-red_ear_slider.htm
Enclosure Size: Minimum 50 gallon aquarium
Needs: PLEASE READ CARE SHEET ABOVE
Life Expectancy: 30-40 years
Alice was shot. A man was teaching his boy to shoot a pellet gun...by shooting turtles in a pond. :( Alice was the unlucky target. She has healed well, but lost sight in both eyes. She gets around fine so long as her enclosure stays mostly the same.
Adoption application is available at the following web address: https://form.jotform.com/201966870328160
We will not consider adopters who do not submit an adoption application.We WILL adopt out of state to qualified adopters. Adoptive family pays for overnight specialty shipping costs (weather and temperature conditions must be conducive to shipping). We do NOT ship our fosters between Thanksgiving and New Years, no exceptions.
We do not charge an adoption fee, however, any donation over the cost of shipping is very much appreciated. We are an all-volunteer organization, so all donations go directly to the care of our foster turtles/tortoises.
Please be familiar with your state and local laws. We will not willingly or knowingly adopt any turtle where it is prohibited to do so by law. In Mississippi, you MUST possess a "valid Resident Sportsmans License, a Resident All Game Hunting and Freshwater Fishing License, a Small Game Hunting and Freshwater Fishing License, or a Non-Resident All Game Hunting License" to possess native turtles. Further, "no person shall possess more than a total of 20 nongame reptiles" and of that 20 "no more than four (4) can be of the same species or subspecies." Mississippi Code of 1972, Section 49-5-107.
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