OOC: NEED TURTLE ADVICE/HELP FINDING A HOME FOR 2 TURTLES
Does anyone happen to know what my sister could do with two red eared slider turtles?
Here is the deal, these two are SUPER SWEET. They are like puppies, but too shy to let you actually hold them and play with. I’ll be honest,their tank is lacking in space and things for the both of them. They love being in the water and have room to swim together comfortably,it’s just small and they have barely anything to sit on,like one rock. Anyways that isn’t the big issue here.
So my sister and her husband are having financial issues. They just may lose their house soon, and they have 2 kids,3 dogs, and two turtles. The dogs my parents will let stay with us, but the turtles they don’t want because they aren’t land based as my eastern box turtle is. They hate water tank animals.
The turtles basically have nowhere to go and I personally do not want to see them tossed in a creek like my parents did to my old turtles who were water based just because they got sick of taking care of them and they bit. (I was a kid so I couldn’t clean the tank etc.) The problem with wanting them to go to a nice home comes in. NO ONE WANTS THEM. No one she knows will let them in their house.
I have looked around and cant really find anyone who will take them,like a reptile sanctuary, and I would hate for these two to be separated because they have always been together.
I can’t keep them for my sister, I live with my parents where she may have to move in with the kids and dogs.
Does anyone have any idea what I can do to guarantee Mikey and Venus De Milo have a good home and wont be pulled apart or anything?
I live close enough to Dallas to say I need help finding somewhere within the Dallas area that may be able to help the turtle babies. They aren’t very old, a year and a half tops. I don’t want them tossed to a creek where they may die because they have always been in captivity.