Rescue Me! Reptiles & More Mississippi Reptiles & More Rescue


Donate to Reptiles & More Rescue as a gift or memorial, and we will mail a free acknowledgement card within 24 hours.





Recent Adoptions
(Read Stories)

 2,961 Reptiles have been adopted on Rescue Me!





Help keep page updated:  Click Mark As Unavailable if you learn an animal was adopted; Problems/Corrections for other issues. 
 Post Animal 
 Rescue Alerts 

Mississippi Reptiles & Amphibians for Adoption
Page  1  Options:          Reset




Rescue Me ID: 17-10-07-00203Gulf Coast Box Turtle (female)

Reptile/Amphibian    Age: Adult


    Lily Weight: 506 grams Special Needs: None Notes: Not appropriate for Lily to hibernate until 2018 Care Sheet: http://www.austinsturtlepage.com/Care/cs-easternboxie.htm https://boxturtle.uncg.edu/educational_materials/infographics/ http://www.infoturtle.com/box-turtle-care/ NOTE: The care for an Eastern 'boxie' and a Gulf Coast box turtle are the same. Enclosure Size: Minimum size for an outdoor enclosure (ideal set up for Gulf Coast Box Turtles) for one adult is 4 feet by 4 feet. The enclosure must be escape proofed and predator proof. Life Expectancy: 80-100 years ***These turtles are rescues. We GENERALLY DO NOT KNOW THE AGE OF ... (Read More)OUR FOSTERS Suggested Adoption Donation: Adoptive family is responsible for shipping when applicable. We will ship turtles overnight unless weather conditions are prohibitive to the safety and comfort of our foster turtles. While we do not charge an adoption fee, any donation over the cost of shipping will contribute to offsetting vet care and other expenses associated with rehabilitating our charges. Lily came in with a respiratory infection and some old, healed shell damage. She's now healthy, but she is non-releasable due to displacement. Box turtles CANNOT be released in a 'random' location in the wild. Why? Because all box turtles have an internal 'homing signal.' Their true 'home' is the size of a football field. If box turtles are released somewhere other than that specific area they will spend the rest of their life attempting to return to that location, despite the perils. Therefore, it is the safest option to adopt them to qualified homes when their point of origin is unknown. Please familiarize yourself with the laws and regulations of your resident state pertaining to the guardianship of reptiles. For example, many states require you possess a fishing license to have a reptile as a companion animal. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Central MS Turtle Rescue
PO Box 1374
Rankin County Florence, MS 39073 MAP IT!

Contact:

 Facebook:
   Email to Friend      Problems/Corrections      Mark As Unavailable  




Rescue Me ID: 17-10-07-00199Gulf Coast Box Turtle (female)

Reptile/Amphibian    Age: Adult


    Puffy (aka Puff Momma) Gulf coast box turtle (Terrapene carolina major), adult, female, 882 grams. Care Guidelines: http://www.austinsturtlepage.com/Care/cs-easternboxie.htm https://boxturtle.uncg.edu/educational_materials/infographics/ http://www.infoturtle.com/box-turtle-care/ NOTE: The care for an Eastern 'boxie' and a Gulf Coast box turtle are the same. Life Expectancy: 80-100 years ***These turtles are rescues. We GENERALLY DO NOT KNOW THE AGE OF OUR FOSTERS Suggested Adoption Donation: Adoptive family is responsible for shipping when applicable. We will ship turtles overnight unless weather conditions are prohibitive to ... (Read More)the safety and comfort of our foster turtles. While we do not charge an adoption fee, any donation over the cost of shipping will contribute to offsetting vet care and other expenses associated with rehabilitating our charges. Puffy entered our care on 7/8/17. Puff Momma was severely egg-bound, and her eggs had died inside her. Invasive surgery was performed to remove the eggs. She also reacted badly to anesthesia and almost died. She wears a patch at the surgical site that should be closely monitored. If the patch comes off, it should be replaced immediately. She can NEVER be allowed to breed. Should not hibernate until 2018 and then needs to be monitored. Box turtles CANNOT be released in a 'random' location in the wild. Why? Because all box turtles have an internal 'homing signal.' Their true 'home' is the size of a football field. If box turtles are released somewhere other than that specific area they will spend the rest of their life attempting to return to that location, despite the perils. Therefore, it is the safest option for their welfare to adopt them to qualified homes when their point of origin is unknown. Please familiarize yourself with the laws and regulations of your resident state pertaining to the guardianship of reptiles. For example, many states require you possess a fishing license to have a reptile as a companion animal. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Central MS Turtle Rescue
PO Box 1374
Rankin County Florence, MS 39073 MAP IT!

Contact:

 Facebook:
   Email to Friend      Problems/Corrections      Mark As Unavailable  




Rescue Me ID: 17-10-07-00196Red Eared Slider (male)

Reptile/Amphibian    Age: Adult


    Yoshi Life Expectancy: 45-60 years Minimum 30 gallon tank, larger preferred Care Guidelines: https://www.allturtles.com/red-eared-slider/ Suggested Adoption Donation: Adoptive family is responsible for shipping when applicable. We will ship turtles overnight unless weather conditions are prohibitive to the safety and comfort of our foster turtles. While we do not charge an adoption fee, any donation over the cost of shipping will contribute to offsetting vet care and other expenses associated with rehabilitating our charges. Please familiarize yourself with the laws and regulations of your resident state pertaining to the ... (Read More)guardianship of reptiles. For example, many states require you possess a fishing license to have a reptile as a companion animal. Yoshi entered our care on 7/8/17. SCL ~4 inches. Yoshi was a pet for about 3 years. He is partially blind in one eye and has slight deformity to his shell. No special needs except extra monitoring due to his slight deficits. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Central MS Turtle Rescue
PO Box 1374
Rankin County Florence, MS 39073 MAP IT!

Contact:

 Facebook:
   Email to Friend      Problems/Corrections      Mark As Unavailable  




Rescue Me ID: 17-10-07-00190Gulf Coast Box Turtle (female)

Reptile/Amphibian    Age: Adult


    Traci Weight: 719 grams Special Needs: None Notes: Not appropriate for Traci to hibernate Care Sheet: http://www.austinsturtlepage.com/Care/cs-easternboxie.htm https://boxturtle.uncg.edu/educational_materials/infographics/ http://www.infoturtle.com/box-turtle-care/ NOTE: The care for an Eastern 'boxie' and a Gulf Coast box turtle are the same. Enclosure Size: Traci needs to reside indoors at this time. She MAY be able to live outdoors at some point in time if her shell heals more in the next few months. Life Expectancy: 80-100 years ***These turtles are rescues. We GENERALLY DO NOT KNOW THE AGE OF OUR FOSTERS Suggested Adoption ... (Read More)Donation: Adoptive family is responsible for shipping when applicable. We will ship turtles overnight unless weather conditions are prohibitive to the safety and comfort of our foster turtles. While we do not charge an adoption fee, any donation over the cost of shipping will contribute to offsetting vet care and other expenses associated with rehabilitating our charges. Traci entered our care on 7/8/17. Traci is missing her left front leg and has permanent damage to her plastron. If housed outside, she should be carefully monitored to make sure dirt doesn't get packed into her plastron cracks. Hibernation is not recommended. Box turtles CANNOT be released in a 'random' location in the wild. Why? Because all box turtles have an internal 'homing signal.' Their true 'home' is approximately the size of a football field. If box turtles are released somewhere other than that specific area they will spend the rest of their life attempting to return to that location, despite the perils. Therefore, it is the safest option to adopt them to qualified homes when their point of origin is unknown. Please familiarize yourself with the laws and regulations of your resident state pertaining to the guardianship of reptiles. For example, many states require you possess a fishing license to have a reptile as a companion animal. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Central MS Turtle Rescue
PO Box 1374
Rankin County Florence, MS 39073 MAP IT!

Contact:

 Facebook:
   Email to Friend      Problems/Corrections      Mark As Unavailable  




Rescue Me ID: 17-10-07-00178Red Eared Slider (female)

Reptile/Amphibian    Age: Adult


    Roshi IS PENDING ADOPTION-if her status changes, we will update it accordingly! Thank you! Life Expectancy: 45-60 years Minimum 55 gallon tank, larger preferred Care Guidelines: https://www.allturtles.com/red-eared-slider/ Suggested Adoption Donation: Adoptive family is responsible for shipping when applicable. We will ship turtles overnight unless weather conditions are prohibitive to the safety and comfort of our foster turtles. While we do not charge an adoption fee, any donation over the cost of shipping will contribute to offsetting vet care and other expenses associated with rehabilitating our charges. Please familiarize ... (Read More)yourself with the laws and regulations of your resident state pertaining to the guardianship of reptiles. For example, many states require you possess a fishing license to have a reptile as a companion animal. Roshi entered our care on 7/8/17. SCL ~8 inches. Roshi has been a pet the last 3 years of her life. Her owner could no longer care for her, so CMTR took her into our rescue to look for a new, qualified forever family. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Central MS Turtle Rescue
PO Box 1374
Rankin County Florence, MS 39073 MAP IT!

Contact:

 Facebook:
   Email to Friend      Problems/Corrections      Mark As Unavailable  




Rescue Me ID: 17-10-07-00176Yellow Bellied Slider (male)

Reptile/Amphibian    Age: Adult


    Newbie Species: Yellow Bellied Slider (Trachemys scripta scripta) Special Needs: None Care Sheet: http://www.austinsturtlepage.com/Care/cs-yellowbelly.htm Enclosure Size: Minimum 75 gallon tank or predator proof outdoor pond Needs: PLEASE READ CARE SHEET ABOVE Life Expectancy: 20-30 years ***These turtles are rescues. We GENERALLY DO NOT KNOW THE AGE OF OUR FOSTERS Suggested Adoption Donation: Adoptive family is responsible for shipping when applicable. We will ship turtles overnight unless weather conditions are prohibitive to the safety and comfort of our foster turtles. While we do not charge an adoption fee, any donation over the ... (Read More)cost of shipping will contribute to offsetting vet care and other expenses associated with rehabilitating our charges. Yellow bellied sliders are native to the coastal Piedmont area to northern Florida and the Panhandle. CMTR's primary objective is to rehabilitate injured/ill turtles/tortoises and return them to the wild. However, when an individual testudines have circumstances that prevent them from living safely in their native habitat, CMTR places them with qualified adoptive families. Newbie has been a pet his whole life. He's been with us since 2014 and would love to have a family to call his own! (Less)

     Animal Location:

Central MS Turtle Rescue
PO Box 1374
Rankin County Florence, MS 39073 MAP IT!

Contact:

 Facebook:
   Email to Friend      Problems/Corrections      Mark As Unavailable  




Rescue Me ID: 17-10-07-00171Gulf Coast Box Turtle (female)

Reptile/Amphibian    Age: Adult


    Margaret IS PENDING ADOPTION-if her status changes, we will update it accordingly! Thank you! Weight: 637 grams Special Needs: None Notes: Not appropriate for Margaret to hibernate until 2018 Care Sheet: http://www.austinsturtlepage.com/Care/cs-easternboxie.htm https://boxturtle.uncg.edu/educational_materials/infographics/ http://www.infoturtle.com/box-turtle-care/ NOTE: The care for an Eastern 'boxie' and a Gulf Coast box turtle are the same. Enclosure Size: Minimum size for an outdoor enclosure (ideal set up for Gulf Coast Box Turtles) for one adult is 4 feet by 4 feet. Ideally it should receive morning sun and late afternoon sun when ... (Read More)they are most active. Planting shrubs and plants should provide shaded areas. Hiding places are required. The enclosure must be escape proofed and predator proof. Please read the Care Sheet (link above) for specifics. Needs: PLEASE READ CARE SHEET ABOVE Life Expectancy: 80-100 years ***These turtles are rescues. We GENERALLY DO NOT KNOW THE AGE OF OUR FOSTERS Suggested Adoption Donation: Adoptive family is responsible for shipping when applicable. We will ship turtles overnight unless weather conditions are prohibitive to the safety and comfort of our foster turtles. While we do not charge an adoption fee, any donation over the cost of shipping will contribute to offsetting vet care and other expenses associated with rehabilitating our charges. Margaret entered our care on 8/22/17. She had an infestation by bot flies, which were removed. Non-releasable due to displacement. Box turtles CANNOT be released in a 'random' location in the wild. Why? Because all box turtles have an internal 'homing signal.' Their true 'home' is the size of a football field. If box turtles are released somewhere other than that specific area they will spend the rest of their life attempting to return to that location, despite the perils. Therefore, it is the safest option for their welfare to adopt them to qualified homes when their point of origin is unknown. Please familiarize yourself with the laws and regulations of your resident state pertaining to the guardianship of reptiles. For example, many states require you possess a fishing license to have a reptile as a companion animal. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Central MS Turtle Rescue
PO Box 1374
Rankin County Florence, MS 39073 MAP IT!

Contact:

 Facebook:
   Email to Friend      Problems/Corrections      Mark As Unavailable  




Rescue Me ID: 17-10-07-00169Three Toed Box Turtle (female)

Reptile/Amphibian    Age: Adult


    Luma Weight: 448 grams Special Needs: None Notes: Not appropriate for Luma to hibernate until 2018 Care Sheet: http://www.austinsturtlepage.com/Care/cs-easternboxie.htm https://boxturtle.uncg.edu/educational_materials/infographics/ http://www.infoturtle.com/box-turtle-care/ NOTE: The care for an Eastern 'boxie' and a 3 toed box turtle are the same. Enclosure Size: Minimum size for an outdoor enclosure (ideal set up for Gulf Coast Box Turtles) for one adult is 4 feet by 4 feet. The enclosure must be escape proofed and predator proof. Please read the Care Sheet (link above) for specifics. Life Expectancy: 80-100 years ***These ... (Read More)turtles are rescues. We GENERALLY DO NOT KNOW THE AGE OF OUR FOSTERS Suggested Adoption Donation: Adoptive family is responsible for shipping when applicable. We will ship turtles overnight unless weather conditions are prohibitive to the safety and comfort of our foster turtles. While we do not charge an adoption fee, any donation over the cost of shipping will contribute to offsetting vet care and other expenses associated with rehabilitating our charges. Luma was transferred to the care of CMTR by another volunteer organization. She cannot be released back into the wild because her 'home zone' is not known (displacement). Box turtles CANNOT be released in a 'random' location in the wild. Why? Because all box turtles have an internal 'homing signal.' Their true 'home' is the size of a football field. If box turtles are released somewhere other than that specific area they will spend the rest of their life attempting to return to that location, despite the perils. Therefore, it is the safest option for their welfare to adopt them to qualified homes when their point of origin is unknown. Please familiarize yourself with the laws and regulations of your resident state pertaining to the guardianship of reptiles. For example, many states require you possess a fishing license to have a reptile as a companion animal. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Central MS Turtle Rescue
PO Box 1374
Rankin County Florence, MS 39073 MAP IT!

Contact:

 Facebook:
   Email to Friend      Problems/Corrections      Mark As Unavailable  




Rescue Me ID: 17-10-07-00166Snapping Turtle (female)

Reptile/Amphibian    Age: Baby


    Froggy - Common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina), adult, female, 1.577 kg, 8.5' SCL. Froggy suffered some type of trauma that took off most of her beak. Snappers are tough, and can do fine with deficits other turtles could not handle; however, we feel releasing her is not appropriate because we have no way of knowing how strong her beak is and she is relies on her beak to eat. Froggy will need a large tank temporarily, but will at some point outgrow any aquarium. Once full-grown, she will need a secure outdoor pond or stock tank which is escape-proof (snappers climb really well!). Should not hibernate in 2018. Hibernation ... (Read More)afterward should be carefully monitored. Care should be exercised if feeding hard foods. Occasional close-up examination of the beak should be performed, which may require anesthesia by a veterinarian. Froggy also has healed damage to her carapace. It should be monitored as she grows. For additional care guidelines, please see http://kennythelizardking.tripod.com/id9.html Suggested Adoption Donation: Adoptive family is responsible for shipping when applicable. We will ship turtles overnight unless weather conditions are prohibitive to the safety and comfort of our foster turtles. While we do not charge an adoption fee, any donation over the cost of shipping will contribute to offsetting vet care and other expenses associated with rehabilitating our charges. Please familiarize yourself with the laws and regulations of your resident state pertaining to the guardianship of reptiles. For example, many states require you possess a fishing license to have a reptile as a companion animal. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Central MS Turtle Rescue
PO Box 1374
Rankin County Florence, MS 39073 MAP IT!

Contact:

 Facebook:
   Email to Friend      Problems/Corrections      Mark As Unavailable  




Rescue Me ID: 17-10-07-00157Gulf Coast Box Turtle (female)

Reptile/Amphibian    Age: Adult


    Flower Special Needs: Monitor for reoccurrence of prolapse, not safe to be bred Notes: Not appropriate for Flower to hibernate until 2018 Care Sheet: http://www.austinsturtlepage.com/Care/cs-easternboxie.htm https://boxturtle.uncg.edu/educational_materials/infographics/ http://www.infoturtle.com/box-turtle-care/ NOTE: The care for an Eastern 'boxie' and a Gulf Coast box turtle are the same. Enclosure Size: Minimum size for an outdoor enclosure (ideal set up for Gulf Coast Box Turtles) for one adult is 4 feet by 4 feet. The enclosure must be escape proofed and predator proof. Please read the Care Sheet (link above) for specifics. ... (Read More)Life Expectancy: 80-100 years ***These turtles are rescues. We GENERALLY DO NOT KNOW THE AGE OF OUR FOSTERS Suggested Adoption Donation: Adoptive family is responsible for shipping when applicable. We will ship turtles overnight unless weather conditions are prohibitive to the safety and comfort of our foster turtles. While we do not charge an adoption fee, any donation over the cost of shipping will contribute to offsetting vet care and other expenses associated with rehabilitating our charges. We took Flower in as a winter refugee from another MS based rescue last year. We spent all winter back and forth at the vet, trying to repair her repeating prolapses. Her cloaca muscles had weakened so much that she literally could not keep her insides inside. Our vet's surgical efforts were successful and we are thrilled to announce Flower is healed! Box turtles CANNOT be released in a 'random' location in the wild. Why? Because all box turtles have an internal 'homing signal.' Their true 'home' is the size of a football field. If box turtles are released somewhere other than that specific area they will spend the rest of their life attempting to return to that location, despite the perils. Therefore, it is the safest option for their welfare to adopt them to qualified homes when their point of origin is unknown. *Please familiarize yourself with the laws and regulations of your resident state pertaining to the guardianship of reptiles. For example, many states require you possess a fishing license to have a reptile as a companion animal. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Central MS Turtle Rescue
PO Box 1374
Rankin County Florence, MS 39073 MAP IT!

Contact:

 Facebook:
   Email to Friend      Problems/Corrections      Mark As Unavailable  




Rescue Me ID: 17-10-07-00152Gulf Coast Box Turtle (female)

Reptile/Amphibian    Age: Adult


    Chloe Weight: 658 grams Special Needs: None Notes: Not appropriate for Chloe to hibernate until 2018 Care Sheet: http://www.austinsturtlepage.com/Care/cs-easternboxie.htm https://boxturtle.uncg.edu/educational_materials/infographics/ http://www.infoturtle.com/box-turtle-care/ NOTE: The care for an Eastern 'boxie' and a Gulf Coast box turtle are the same. Enclosure Size: Minimum size for an outdoor enclosure (ideal set up for Gulf Coast Box Turtles) for one adult is 4 feet by 4 feet. The enclosure must be escape proofed and predator proof. Please read the Care Sheet (link above) for specifics. Life Expectancy: 80-100 years ... (Read More)***These turtles are rescues. We GENERALLY DO NOT KNOW THE AGE OF OUR FOSTERS Suggested Adoption Donation: Adoptive family is responsible for shipping when applicable. We will ship turtles overnight unless weather conditions are prohibitive to the safety and comfort of our foster turtles. While we do not charge an adoption fee, any donation over the cost of shipping will contribute to offsetting vet care and other expenses associated with rehabilitating our charges. Chloe entered our care on 8/22/17. She had been hit by car and sustained injuries to her carapace and plastron (cracked). Damage is healing fine. We cannot release her to the wild due to displacement. Box turtles CANNOT be released in a 'random' location in the wild. Why? Because all box turtles have an internal 'homing signal.' Their true 'home' is the size of a football field. If box turtles are released somewhere other than that specific area they will spend the rest of their life attempting to return to that location, despite the perils. Therefore, it is the safest option to adopt them to qualified homes when their point of origin is unknown (displacement). Please familiarize yourself with the laws and regulations of your resident state pertaining to the guardianship of reptiles. For example, many states require you possess a fishing license to have a reptile as a companion animal. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Central MS Turtle Rescue
PO Box 1374
Rankin County Florence, MS 39073 MAP IT!

Contact:

 Facebook:
   Email to Friend      Problems/Corrections      Mark As Unavailable  




Rescue Me ID: 17-10-07-00111River Cooter (female)

Reptile/Amphibian    Age: Adult


    Cavern - River cooter (Pseudemys concinna), adult, female. Cavern entered CMTR's care on 07/12/17. SCL ~14 inches. Cavern was struck (probably by a boat propeller), causing a very large hole in her carapace, directly over her lung. When her lung deflates, the hole is about 3' deep. The skin covering the lung is healed, but will never be as strong as shell. Cavern will need a very large tank or backyard pond that is escape-proof and protected from predators. Before she is rehomed, a patch will be put over the hole in her shell, but this patch will not be permanent. Adopter agrees to monitor the patch and have the patch replaced as ... (Read More)needed. No special needs other than patch maintenance. For additional care guidelines see http://www.reptilesmagazine.com/Turtles-Tortoises/Turtle-Care/Cooter-Turtles/ Suggested Adoption Donation: Adoptive family is responsible for shipping when applicable. We will ship turtles overnight unless weather conditions are prohibitive to the safety and comfort of our foster turtles. While we do not charge an adoption fee, any donation over the cost of shipping will contribute to offsetting vet care and other expenses associated with rehabilitating our charges. Please familiarize yourself with the laws and regulations of your resident state pertaining to the guardianship of reptiles. For example, many states require you possess a fishing license to have a reptile as a companion animal. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Central MS Turtle Rescue
PO Box 1374
Rankin County Florence, MS 39073 MAP IT!

Contact:

 Facebook:
   Email to Friend      Problems/Corrections      Mark As Unavailable  




Rescue Me ID: 17-10-07-00077Red Eared Slider (female)

Reptile/Amphibian    Age: Adult


    Red eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) Care Sheet: http://www.austinsturtlepage.com/Care/caresheet-red_ear_slider.htm Enclosure Size: Minimum 75 gallon tank or predator proof outdoor pond Life Expectancy: 20-30 years ***These turtles are rescues. We GENERALLY DO NOT KNOW THE AGE OF OUR FOSTERS Suggested Adoption Donation: Adoptive family is responsible for shipping when applicable. We will ship turtles overnight unless weather conditions are prohibitive to the safety and comfort of our foster turtles. While we do not charge an adoption fee, any donation over the cost of shipping will contribute to offsetting vet care and other ... (Read More)expenses associated with rehabilitating our charges. Buddy entered our care in 2015. SCL ~9 inches. Buddy was a pet for many years. Hibernated outside successfully last year. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Central MS Turtle Rescue
PO Box 1374
Rankin County Florence, MS 39073 MAP IT!

Contact:

 Facebook:
   Email to Friend      Problems/Corrections      Mark As Unavailable  




Rescue Me ID: 17-10-07-00075Gulf Coast Box Turtle (male)

Reptile/Amphibian    Age: Adult


    Blue Weight: 132 grams Special Needs: None Notes: Not appropriate for Blue to hibernate until 2018 Care Sheet: http://www.austinsturtlepage.com/Care/cs-easternboxie.htm https://boxturtle.uncg.edu/educational_materials/infographics/ http://www.infoturtle.com/box-turtle-care/ NOTE: The care for an Eastern 'boxie' and a Gulf Coast box turtle are the same. Should NOT hibernate in 2017. Enclosure Size: Minimum size for an outdoor enclosure (ideal set up for Gulf Coast Box Turtles) for one adult is 4 feet by 4 feet. The enclosure must be escape proofed and predator proof. Please read the Care Sheet (link above) for specifics. Needs: ... (Read More)PLEASE READ CARE SHEET ABOVE Life Expectancy: 80-100 years ***These turtles are rescues. We GENERALLY DO NOT KNOW THE AGE OF OUR FOSTERS Suggested Adoption Donation: Adoptive family is responsible for shipping when applicable. We will ship turtles overnight unless weather conditions are prohibitive to the safety and comfort of our foster turtles. While we do not charge an adoption fee, any donation over the cost of shipping will contribute to offsetting vet care and other expenses associated with rehabilitating our charges. Bot entered our care on 8/22/17. Bot had an infestation of bot flies. CMTR treated him but we believe the infection caused nerve damage to his rear right leg. He has intermittent difficulty using that leg, therefore, he does need a 'user friendly' enclosure with items easy for him to navigate and friendly shelled friends! Box turtles CANNOT be released in a 'random' location in the wild. Why? Because all box turtles have an internal 'homing signal.' Their true 'home' is the size of a football field. If box turtles are released somewhere other than that specific area they will spend the rest of their life attempting to return to that location, despite the perils. Therefore, it is the safest option for their welfare to adopt them to qualified homes when their point of origin is unknown. **Please familiarize yourself with the laws and regulations of your resident state pertaining to the guardianship of reptiles. For example, many states require you possess a fishing license to have a reptile as a companion animal. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Central MS Turtle Rescue
PO Box 1374
Rankin County Florence, MS 39073 MAP IT!

Contact:

 Facebook:
   Email to Friend      Problems/Corrections      Mark As Unavailable  




Rescue Me ID: 17-10-07-00074Gulf Coast Box Turtle

Reptile/Amphibian    Age: Young Adult


    Blue Weight: 132 grams Special Needs: None Notes: Not appropriate for Blue to hibernate until 2018 Care Sheet: http://www.austinsturtlepage.com/Care/cs-easternboxie.htm https://boxturtle.uncg.edu/educational_materials/infographics/ http://www.infoturtle.com/box-turtle-care/ NOTE: The care for an Eastern 'boxie' and a Gulf Coast box turtle are the same. Enclosure Size: Due to his cracked shell, Blue needs to remain indoors for fall/winter 2017 Life Expectancy: 80-100 years ***These turtles are rescues. We GENERALLY DO NOT KNOW THE AGE OF OUR FOSTERS Suggested Adoption Donation: Adoptive family is responsible for shipping when ... (Read More)applicable. We will ship turtles overnight unless weather conditions are prohibitive to the safety and comfort of our foster turtles. While we do not charge an adoption fee, any donation over the cost of shipping will contribute to offsetting vet care and other expenses associated with rehabilitating our charges. Blue was transferred to the care of CMTR by another volunteer organization. Box turtles CANNOT be released in a 'random' location in the wild. Why? Because all box turtles have an internal 'homing signal.' Their true 'home' is the size of a football field. If box turtles are released somewhere other than that specific area they will spend the rest of their life attempting to return to that location, despite the perils. Therefore, it is the safest option for their welfare to adopt them to qualified homes when their point of origin is unknown. Please familiarize yourself with the laws and regulations of your resident state pertaining to the guardianship of reptiles. For example, many states require you possess a fishing license to have a reptile as a companion animal. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Central MS Turtle Rescue
PO Box 1374
Rankin County Florence, MS 39073 MAP IT!

Contact:

 Facebook:
   Email to Friend      Problems/Corrections      Mark As Unavailable  




Rescue Me ID: 17-10-07-00070Gulf Coast Box Turtle (male)

Reptile/Amphibian    Age: Young Adult


    Bee Species: Gulf Coast Box Turtle (Terrapene Carolina Major) Weight:295 grams Care Sheet: http://www.austinsturtlepage.com/Care/cs-easternboxie.htm https://boxturtle.uncg.edu/educational_materials/infographics/ http://www.infoturtle.com/box-turtle-care/ NOTE: The care for an Eastern 'boxie' and a Gulf Coast box turtle are the same. Enclosure Size: Minimum size for an outdoor enclosure (ideal set up for Gulf Coast Box Turtles) for one adult is 4 feet by 4 feet. The enclosure must be escape proofed and predator proof. Life Expectancy: 80-100 years ***These turtles are rescues. We GENERALLY DO NOT KNOW THE AGE OF OUR FOSTERS ... (Read More)Suggested Adoption Donation: Adoptive family is responsible for shipping when applicable. We will ship turtles overnight unless weather conditions are prohibitive to the safety and comfort of our foster turtles. While we do not charge an adoption fee, any donation over the cost of shipping will contribute to offsetting vet care and other expenses associated with rehabilitating our charges. Bee entered our care on 7/8/17. He was hit by a car causing injury to his carapace and bridge. Unfortunately, his shell did not heal properly. Special considerations include monitoring the shell pieces for any movement or breakage. Care is recommended when keeping with any other turtle due to his shell damage. He's at a slight disadvantage if there were an aggression issue. Should not hibernate until 2018, and then should be closely monitored during hibernation. Please familiarize yourself with the laws and regulations of your resident state pertaining to the guardianship of reptiles. For example, many states require you possess a fishing license to have a reptile as a companion animal. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Central MS Turtle Rescue
PO Box 1374
Rankin County Florence, MS 39073 MAP IT!

Contact:

 Facebook:
   Email to Friend      Problems/Corrections      Mark As Unavailable  




Rescue Me ID: 17-10-07-00066Gulf Coast Box Turtle (female)

Reptile/Amphibian    Age: Adult


    Aura! Species: Gulf Coast Box Turtle (Terrapene Carolina Major) Age: Adult Sex: Female Weight: 376 grams Special Needs: None Care Sheet: http://www.austinsturtlepage.com/Care/cs-easternboxie.htm https://boxturtle.uncg.edu/educational_materials/infographics/ http://www.infoturtle.com/box-turtle-care/ NOTE: The care for an Eastern 'boxie' and a Gulf Coast box turtle are the same. Enclosure Size: Minimum size for an outdoor enclosure (ideal set up for Gulf Coast Box Turtles) for one adult is 4 feet by 4 feet. The enclosure must be escape proofed and predator proof. Please read the Care Sheet (link above) for specifics. Life Expectancy: ... (Read More)80-100 years ***These turtles are rescues. We GENERALLY DO NOT KNOW THE AGE OF OUR FOSTERS Suggested Adoption Donation: Adoptive family is responsible for shipping when applicable. We will ship turtles overnight unless weather conditions are prohibitive to the safety and comfort of our foster turtles. While we do not charge an adoption fee, any donation over the cost of shipping will contribute to offsetting vet care and other expenses associated with rehabilitating our charges. Aura entered our care on 8/22/17. She had an ear abscess which was surgically removed Non-releasable due to displacement. Box turtles CANNOT be released in a 'random' location in the wild. Why? Because all box turtles have an internal 'homing signal.' Their true 'home' is the size of a football field. If box turtles are released somewhere other than that specific area they will spend the rest of their life attempting to return to that location, despite the perils. Therefore, it is the safest option for their welfare to adopt them to qualified homes when their point of origin is unknown. Please familiarize yourself with the laws and regulations of your resident state pertaining to the guardianship of reptiles. For example, many states require you possess a fishing license to have a reptile as a companion animal. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Central MS Turtle Rescue
PO Box 1374
Rankin County Florence, MS 39073 MAP IT!

Contact:

 Facebook:
   Email to Friend      Problems/Corrections      Mark As Unavailable  




Rescue Me ID: 17-09-07-00365Three Toed Box Turtle (male)

Reptile/Amphibian    Age: Adult


    Toggam Species: Gulf Coast Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina major) Age: Juvenile Sex: Too young to tell Weight: 59 grams Special Needs: None Care Sheet: http://www.austinsturtlepage.com/Care/cs-easternboxie.htm Enclosure Size: 4 X 4 foot predator-proof enclosure, outdoor preferred Needs: PLEASE READ CARE SHEET ABOVE Life Expectancy: 80-100 years ***These turtles are rescues. We GENERALLY DO NOT KNOW THE AGE OF OUR FOSTERS Suggested Adoption Donation: The Central MS Turtle Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of native wild turtles in Mississippi. Turtles are placed for adoption ... (Read More)only when circumstances prohibit their return to the wild. We do not charge an adoption fee; however, any donation toward the care we've provided to this turtle, as well as the hundreds of other turtles we help, is always welcome and appreciated(adoptive family is responsible for shipping when applicable). Toggam was transferred to the care of CMTR by another volunteer organization on 08/22/17. Poor Toggam was playing a most reluctant host to some uninvited guests-maggots. Thankfully, the unwanted bot flies are gone and Toggam is ready to enjoy life with his forever family! Box turtles CANNOT be released in a 'random' location in the wild. Why? Because all box turtles have an internal 'homing signal.' Their true 'home' is the size of a football field. If box turtles are released somewhere other than that specific area they will spend the rest of their life attempting to return to that location, despite the perils. Therefore, for box turtles who have been displaced, it is the safest option to adopt them to qualified families when their point of origin is unknown. NOTE: Please verify laws and regulations in your resident state pertaining to the guardianship of reptiles. MS residents MUST have a 'small game and freshwater fishing' license available at: https://www.ms.gov/mdwfp/hunting_fishing/ (Less)

     Animal Location:

Central MS Turtle Rescue
PO Box 1374
Rankin County Florence, MS 39073 MAP IT!

Contact:

 Facebook:
   Email to Friend      Problems/Corrections      Mark As Unavailable  




Rescue Me ID: 17-09-07-00362Red Eared Slider (male)

Reptile/Amphibian    Age: Adult


    Scarface Species: Red Eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) Age: Adult Sex: Male Special Needs: Blind in left eye and deformed jaw. Requires monitoring of food intake and secure habitat. Care Sheet: http://www.austinsturtlepage.com/Care/caresheet-red_ear_slider.htm Enclosure Size: Minimum 75 gallon tank or predator proof outdoor pond Needs: PLEASE READ CARE SHEET ABOVE Life Expectancy: 20-30 years ***These turtles are rescues. We GENERALLY DO NOT KNOW THE AGE OF OUR FOSTERS Suggested Adoption Donation: Central MS Turtle Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of native wild turtles in ... (Read More)Mississippi. Turtles are placed for adoption only when circumstances prohibit their return to the wild. Adoption fee: We do not charge an adoption fee; however, any donation toward the care we've provided to this turtle, as well as the hundreds of other turtles we help, is always welcome and appreciated. *Adoptive family is responsible for shipping when applicable. Shipping is overnight and weather permitting. Scarface was part of the 2015 Crossgates Lake Cooperative Rescue Effort. The development's lake was drained without considering the wildlife inhabitants. CMTR volunteers rushed to the scene in an effort to save over 300 turtles literally incinerating in the sun. During Scarface's vet exam, it became evident someone had ripped a fishing hook out of his mouth, damaging his ear, nasal passage, and mouth. Scarface has endured some hardships, like his namesake. But, hale and hearty, he hasn't let that fishing hook slow him down! His ideal family will be willing to monitor his food intake to ensure his welfare! When he's not hanging out in his tank, you might find him holding court at his favorite local watering hole! Note: Please verify the laws and regulations in your resident state pertaining to the guardianship of reptiles. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Central MS Turtle Rescue
PO Box 1374
Rankin County Florence, MS 39073 MAP IT!

Contact:

 Facebook:
   Email to Friend      Problems/Corrections      Mark As Unavailable  




Rescue Me ID: 17-09-07-00361Ornate Box Turtle (male)

Reptile/Amphibian    Age: Adult


    Red: PENDING ADOPTION If his status changes, we will update accordingly Species: Ornate Box Turtle (Terrapene Ornata Ornata) Age: Adult Sex: Male Special Needs: None Care Sheet: http://www.austinsturtlepage.com/Care/cs-ornateboxie.htm Enclosure Size: Minimum 16 square foot, predator proof outdoor enclosure or a minimum of a 50 gallon tank or container in order to have ample space for 'microenvironments' (see care sheet) Needs: PLEASE READ CARE SHEET ABOVE Life Expectancy: 80-100 years ***These turtles are rescues. We GENERALLY DO NOT KNOW THE AGE OF OUR FOSTERS Suggested Adoption Donation: Central MS Turtle Rescue is a ... (Read More)non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of native wild turtles in Mississippi. Turtles are placed for adoption only when circumstances prohibit their return to the wild.%BD%A0 We do not charge an adoption fee; however, any donation toward the care we've provided to this turtle, as well as the hundreds of other turtles we help, is always welcome and appreciated.%BD%A0 *Adoptive family is responsible for shipping when applicable Red is a man of mystery! He was found wandering along a MS coastal road. The curious thing is Red is a non-native species, so the most likely scenario is someone who no longer wanted him for a pet released him. CMTR is committed to finding Red a forever family to provide him with luxury digs (pun intended!!) Please verify laws and regulations in your resident state pertaining to the guardianship of reptiles. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Central MS Turtle Rescue
PO Box 1374
Rankin County Florence, MS 39073 MAP IT!

Contact:

 Facebook:
   Email to Friend      Problems/Corrections      Mark As Unavailable  




Rescue Me ID: 17-09-07-00358Gulf Coast Box Turtle (female)

Reptile/Amphibian    Age: Adult


    Nellie Species: Gulf Coast Box Turtle (Terrapene Carolina Major) Age: Adult Sex: Female Special Needs: Blind, must remain indoors Care Sheet: http://www.austinsturtlepage.com/Care/cs-easternboxie.htm NOTE: The care for an Eastern 'boxie' and a Gulf Coast box turtle are the same. Please read the Care Sheet (link above) for specifics. Life Expectancy: 80-100 years ***These turtles are rescues. We GENERALLY DO NOT KNOW THE AGE OF OUR FOSTERS Suggested Adoption Donation: Central MS Turtle Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of native wild turtles in Mississippi. Turtles are ... (Read More)placed for adoption only when circumstances prohibit their return to the wild. We do not charge an adoption fee; however, any donation toward the care we've provided to this turtle, as well as the hundreds of other turtles we help, is always welcome and appreciated. *Adoptive family is responsible for shipping when applicable. Shipping is overnight and weather permitting Nellie was transferred to the care of CMTR by another volunteer organization. Box turtles CANNOT be released in a 'random' location in the wild. Why? Because all box turtles have a internal 'homing signal.' Their true 'home' is the size of a football field. If box turtles are released somewhere other than that specific area they will spend the rest of their life attempting to return to that location, despite the perils. Therefore, for displaced box turtles it is the safest option to adopt them to qualified families when their point of origin is unknown. Please verify laws and regulations in your resident state pertaining to the guardianship of reptiles. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Central MS Turtle Rescue
PO Box 1374
Rankin County Florence, MS 39073 MAP IT!

Contact:

 Facebook:
   Email to Friend      Problems/Corrections      Mark As Unavailable  




Rescue Me ID: 17-09-07-00355Three Toed Box Turtle (male)

Reptile/Amphibian    Age: Adult


    Mr. Shelley Species: Three Toed Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina triunguis) Age: Adult Sex: Male Special Needs: None Care Sheet: http://www.austinsturtlepage.com/Care/cs-easternboxie.htm Enclosure Size: 4 X 4 foot predator-proof enclosure, outdoor preferred Needs: PLEASE READ CARE SHEET ABOVE Life Expectancy: 80-100 years ***These turtles are rescues. We GENERALLY DO NOT KNOW THE AGE OF OUR FOSTERS Suggested Adoption Donation: Central MS Turtle Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of native wild turtles in Mississippi. Turtles are placed for adoption only when circumstances prohibit their ... (Read More)return to the wild.%BD%A0 We do not charge an adoption fee; however, any donation toward the care we've provided to this turtle, as well as the hundreds of other turtles we help, is always welcome and appreciated.%BD%A0 *Adoptive family is responsible for shipping when applicable Mr. Shelley was found by a Good Samaritan as a hatchling. Not realizing the best thing to do would be to move him to a safe location in the area, the Good Samaritan took in Mr. Shelley. A human with a huge heart, and how many people would know what to do with a baby turtle except take it home?! That's part of our mission! To educate animal lovers on the appropriate steps to take if they find a turtle/tortoise. Well-meaning, they kept sweet Mr. S. as a pet, but can no longer care for him. Because he was a pet, we know he is approximately 7 years old. Mr. Shelley cannot be released in the wild for two primary reasons: 1) Humans have handled him frequently over time. Therefore he could carry bacteria and other pathogens that are potentially fatal to wild turtles. 2) He now relies on humans as a food source and doesn't have a healthy sense of 'stranger danger' that a wild turtle would of humans. Therefore, it is unsafe to return him to his natural habitat because he has been a domesticated pet for too long now. Please verify laws and regulations in your resident state pertaining to guardianship of reptiles. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Central MS Turtle Rescue
PO Box 1374
Rankin County Florence, MS 39073 MAP IT!

Contact:

 Facebook:
   Email to Friend      Problems/Corrections      Mark As Unavailable  




Rescue Me ID: 17-09-07-00353Three Striped Mud (male)

Reptile/Amphibian    Age: Young Adult


    Macgyver Species: Three Striped Mud Turtle (Kinosternon baurii) Age: Adult Sex: Male Special Needs: None Care Sheet: www.austinsturtlepage.com/Care/caresheet-3_striped_mud.htm Enclosure Size: Minimum 30 gallon tank Needs: PLEASE READ CARE SHEET ABOVE Life Expectancy: 30-40 years ***These turtles are rescues. We GENERALLY DO NOT KNOW THE AGE OF OUR FOSTERS Suggested Adoption Donation: Central MS Turtle Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of native wild turtles in Mississippi. Turtles are placed for adoption only when circumstances prohibit their return to the wild. We do not charge an ... (Read More)adoption fee; however, any donation toward the care we've provided to this turtle, as well as the hundreds of other turtles we help, is always welcome and appreciated. *Adoptive family is responsible for shipping when applicable. Shipping is overnight and weather permitting. MacGyver was given as a gift to the CMTR founders. They have made the difficult decision to rehome MacGyver in order to make space for turtles who require rehabilitation or critical care. MacGyver is approximately 7 years old. He is a compact little fellow with a front:back shell length of 3.1' in length and 2.2' wide. MacGyver is a wonderful turtle for first time chelonian parents! Quite the character, he loves to surf the bubbles in his tank and it's great fun to watch him surveying his domain from his basking dock! Please verify the laws and regulations in your resident state pertaining to the guardianship of reptiles. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Central MS Turtle Rescue
PO Box 1374
Rankin County Florence, MS 39073 MAP IT!

Contact:

 Facebook:
   Email to Friend      Problems/Corrections      Mark As Unavailable  




Rescue Me ID: 17-09-07-00352Musk Turtle (female)

Reptile/Amphibian    Age: Adult


    Lena Species: Musk Turtle (Sternotherus odoratus) Age: Adult Sex: Female Special Needs: None Care Sheet: http://austinsturtlepage.com/Care/caresheet-stinkpot.htm Enclosure Size: Minimum 40 gallon tank Needs: PLEASE READ CARE SHEET ABOVE Life Expectancy: 30-40 years ***These turtles are rescues. We GENERALLY DO NOT KNOW THE AGE OF OUR FOSTERS Suggested Adoption Donation: Central MS Turtle Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of native wild turtles in Mississippi. Turtles are placed for adoption only when circumstances prohibit their return to the wild. We do not charge an adoption ... (Read More)fee; however, any donation toward the care we've provided to this turtle, as well as the hundreds of other turtles we help, is always welcome and appreciated. *Adoptive family is responsible for shipping when applicable. Shipping is overnight and weather permitting. Lena is a petite gal with a front:back shell length of 3.4' in length and 2.4' wide. CMTR was contacted by an animal welfare volunteer who asked if CMTR could assist with a turtle who was seized in a confiscation case. Lena was in such filthy water, the people on the scene didn't see her and almost missed her! Lena sees clear waters and sunny skies ahead in her forever home! She loves to swim amongst the plants in her foster home. Apply to adopt Lena now by completing the adoption application on our web site, www.centralmsturtlerescue.com. Please verify laws and regulations in your resident state pertaining to the guardianship of reptiles. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Central MS Turtle Rescue
PO Box 1374
Rankin County Florence, MS 39073 MAP IT!

Contact:

 Facebook:
   Email to Friend      Problems/Corrections      Mark As Unavailable  




Rescue Me ID: 17-09-07-00349Northern RB Cooter (female)

Reptile/Amphibian    Age: Adult


    Jetta Species: Northern Redbelly Cooter (Pseudemys rubriventris) Age: Adult Sex: Female Special Needs: None Care Sheet: www.reptilesmagazine.com/Turtles-Tortoises/Turtle-Care/Cooter-Turtles/ Enclosure Size: Minimum 150 gallon tank or predator proof outdoor pond Needs: PLEASE READ CARE SHEET ABOVE Life Expectancy: 20-30 years ***These turtles are rescues. We GENERALLY DO NOT KNOW THE AGE OF OUR FOSTERS Suggested Adoption Donation: Central MS Turtle Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of native wild turtles in Mississippi. Turtles are placed for adoption only when circumstances ... (Read More)prohibit their return to the wild. We do not charge an adoption fee; however, any donation toward the care we've provided to this turtle, as well as the hundreds of other turtles we help, is always welcome and appreciated. *Adoptive family is responsible for shipping when applicable. Shipping is overnight and weather permitting. Jetta's former owners had to surrender her to our care when they had a significant change in life circumstances and could no longer care for her. This beauty is ready for a forever home. Jetta (pronounced 'Yetta')is a 'designer turtle' in MS since she is not native to this region. Please verify laws and regulations in your resident state pertaining to guardianship of reptiles. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Central MS Turtle Rescue
PO Box 1374
Rankin County Florence, MS 39073 MAP IT!

Contact:

 Facebook:
   Email to Friend      Problems/Corrections      Mark As Unavailable  




Rescue Me ID: 17-09-07-00347Three Toed Box Turtle (male)

Reptile/Amphibian    Age: Adult


    Hare IS PENDING ADOPTION-if his status changes, we will update it accordingly! Thank you! Species: Three Toed Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina triunguis) Age: Adult Sex: Male Special Needs: None Care Sheet: http://www.austinsturtlepage.com/Care/cs-easternboxie.htm Enclosure Size: 4 X 4 foot predator-proof enclosure, outdoor preferred Life Expectancy: 80-100 years ***These turtles are rescues. We DO NOT KNOW THE AGE OF OUR FOSTERS Suggested Adoption Donation: Central MS Turtle Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of native wild turtles in Mississippi. Turtles are placed for adoption ... (Read More)only when circumstances prohibit their return to the wild. We do not charge an adoption fee; however, any donation toward the care we've provided to this turtle, as well as the hundreds of other turtles we help, is always welcome and appreciated. *Adoptive family is responsible for shipping when applicable. Shipping is overnight and weather permitting. CMTR rehabbed Hare after he sustained injuries in a motor vehicle trauma. Box turtles CANNOT be released in a 'random' location in the wild. Why? Because all box turtles have a internal 'homing signal.' Their true 'home' is the size of a football field. If box turtles are released somewhere other than that specific area they will spend the rest of their life attempting to return to that location, despite the perils. Therefore, for box turtles like Hare, it is the safest option to adopt them to qualified homes when their point of origin is unknown. Please verify laws and regulations in your resident state pertaining to the guardianship of reptiles. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Central MS Turtle Rescue
PO Box 1374
Rankin County Florence, MS 39073 MAP IT!

Contact:

 Facebook:
   Email to Friend      Problems/Corrections      Mark As Unavailable  




Rescue Me ID: 17-09-07-00345Gulf Coast Box Turtle (male)

Reptile/Amphibian    Age: Adult


    Freckles Species: Gulf Coast Box Turtle (Terrapene Carolina Major) Age: Adult Sex: Male Care Sheet: http://www.austinsturtlepage.com/Care/cs-easternboxie.htm NOTE: The care for an Eastern 'boxie' and a Gulf Coast box turtle are the same. Life Expectancy: 80-100 years ***These turtles are rescues. We GENERALLY DO NOT KNOW THE AGE OF OUR FOSTERS Suggested Adoption Donation: Central MS Turtle Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of native wild turtles in Mississippi. Turtles are placed for adoption only when circumstances prohibit their return to the wild. We do not charge an ... (Read More)adoption fee; however, any donation toward the care we've provided to this turtle, as well as the hundreds of other turtles we help, is always welcome and appreciated. *Adoptive family is responsible for shipping when applicable. Shipping is overnight and weather permitting. Freckles entered our care on 7/8/17. Freckles was temporarily a chew toy for a dog, which damaged her shell. The damage is healed now and Freckles is ready for his forever family. Should not hibernate until 2018. Box turtles CANNOT be released in a 'random' location in the wild. Why? Because all box turtles have a internal 'homing signal.' Their true 'home' is the size of a football field. If box turtles are released somewhere other than that specific area they will spend the rest of their life attempting to return to that location, despite the perils. Therefore the safest option is to adopt them to qualified homes when their point of origin is unknown. Please verify laws and regulations in your resident state pertaining to the guardianship of reptiles. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Central MS Turtle Rescue
PO Box 1374
Rankin County Florence, MS 39073 MAP IT!

Contact:

 Facebook:
   Email to Friend      Problems/Corrections      Mark As Unavailable  




Rescue Me ID: 17-09-07-00342Red Eared Slider (male)

Reptile/Amphibian    Age: Adult


    Flip Species: Red Eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) Age: Adult Sex: Male Special Needs: Blind in left eye Care Sheet: http://www.austinsturtlepage.com/Care/caresheet-red_ear_slider.htm Enclosure Size: Minimum 75 gallon tank or predator proof outdoor pond Life Expectancy: 20-30 years ***These turtles are rescues. We GENERALLY DO NOT KNOW THE AGE OF OUR FOSTERS Suggested Adoption Donation: Central MS Turtle Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of native wild turtles in Mississippi. Turtles are placed for adoption only when circumstances prohibit their return to the wild. We do ... (Read More)not charge an adoption fee; however, any donation toward the care we've provided to this turtle, as well as the hundreds of other turtles we help, is always welcome and appreciated. *Adoptive family is responsible for shipping when applicable. Shipping is overnight and weather permitting. Flip was most likely a former pet that someone released into the wild. Red eared sliders can do tremendous damage to the environment and out-compete native turtles for food and basking space. Flip sustained trauma after being hit by a car, leaving him upside down in the road! Flip has some pirate in his family tree, seeing only out of his right eye after some harrowing adventures! He also has some residual damage to his left lung which causes him to list to the left in the water. HE REQUIRES NO SPECIALIZED CARE but due to his permanent lung damage, combined with blindness in his left eye, release is not recommended. He needs to be with a family who can monitor his well-being. Please verify laws and regulations in your resident state pertaining to the guardianship of reptiles. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Central MS Turtle Rescue
PO Box 1374
Rankin County Florence, MS 39073 MAP IT!

Contact:

 Facebook:
   Email to Friend      Problems/Corrections      Mark As Unavailable  




Rescue Me ID: 17-09-07-00340Gulf Coast Box Turtle (female)

Reptile/Amphibian    Age: Adult


    Button Species: Gulf Coast Box Turtle (Terrapene Carolina Major) Age: Adult Sex: Female Care Sheet: http://www.austinsturtlepage.com/Care/cs-easternboxie.htm NOTE: The care for an Eastern 'boxie' and a Gulf Coast box turtle are the same. Enclosure Size: Minimum size for an outdoor enclosure (ideal set up for Gulf Coast Box Turtles) for one adult is 4 feet by 4 feet. The enclosure must be escape proofed and predator proof. Please read the Care Sheet (link above) for specifics. Life Expectancy: 80-100 years ***These turtles are rescues. We GENERALLY DO NOT KNOW THE AGE OF OUR FOSTERS Suggested Adoption Donation: ... (Read More)Central MS Turtle Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of native wild turtles in Mississippi. Turtles are placed for adoption only when circumstances prohibit their return to the wild. We do not charge an adoption fee; however, any donation toward the care we've provided to this turtle, as well as the hundreds of other turtles we help, is always welcome and appreciated. *Adoptive family is responsible for shipping when applicable. Shipping is overnight and weather permitting. Button entered our care on 7/8/17. Button was temporarily a chew toy for a dog, which damaged her shell. The damage is healed. Should not hibernate until 2018. Box turtles CANNOT be released in a 'random' location in the wild. Why? Because all box turtles have a internal 'homing signal.' Their true 'home' is the size of a football field. If box turtles are released somewhere other than that specific area they will spend the rest of their life attempting to return to that location, despite the perils. Therefore the safest option is to adopt them to qualified families when their point of origin is unknown. Please verify laws and regulations in your resident state pertaining to the guardianship of reptiles. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Central MS Turtle Rescue
PO Box 1374
Rankin County Florence, MS 39073 MAP IT!

Contact:

 Facebook:
   Email to Friend      Problems/Corrections      Mark As Unavailable  










PIease Read Before Adopting Reptiles & More in Mississippi
    Reptiles & More can make good pets in Mississippi if they match your IifestyIe. Reptiles are interesting animals. Many types of reptiles and amphibians are kept as exotic pets. Snakes, turtles, iguanas, and frogs are popular examples. Keeping a reptile as a pet is a tremendous responsibility. Many reptile owners discover that owning a reptile is not as rewarding as they had hoped. Reptiles do not bond with people the way mammals can, and are sometimes neglected for that reason. Also, many people purchase young, small reptiles without being aware of or prepared for their eventual adult size. For example, Burmese Pythons are often bought as pets when they are about two feet long. However, many do not realize that Burmese Pythons are among the largest snakes in the world, with adults averaging 23 feet in length and weighing hundreds of pounds! There is now an established invasive population of Burmese Pythons in Florida due to pet owners releasing the snakes into the wild. Scientists believe these huge snakes will keep spreading out and will one day inhabit one third of the United States! Some owners are not prepared for the long lifespan of a pet reptile. Some species of turtles are known for their extreme longevity. Iguanas can grow to be six feet long and then live for 20 years. Sadly, many captive reptiles suffer from dehydration and kidney problems, poor nutrition, and all other manner of neglect. A person who is truly ready to commit to a reptile pet can alleviate some suffering by adopting an animal rather than purchasing new.

Rescue Me! - HeIpingAnimaIs in Need.
Reptiles & More
lnteresting Reptiles & More Trivia Low-Cost Mississippi Spay & Neuter Clinics
    The word Reptile comes from the Latin Repere, which means to creep. The largest Burmese Python in captivity weighs over 400 pounds and is about 27 feet long.

Related pages:

Reptiles & More Rescue

Mississippi Animal Rescue
(Sorted by Zip Code.)

Marshall County - Holly Springs, Mississippi 38635
Marshall County Humane Society 662-252-6196

Alcorn County - Corinth, Mississippi 38834
The Corinth - Alcorn County Humane Society 662-284-9787

Hinds County - Jackson 39204
Mississippi Animal Rescue League 601-969-1631

Pearl River County - Picayune 39466
Pearl River County SPCA 601-798-8000

Harrison County - Gulfport, MS 39501
Humane Society of South Mississippi 228-863-4394

Oktibbeha County - Starkville, Mississippi 39760
Oktibbeha County Humane Society 662-252-6196

If you find any of the above spay/neuter information is incorrect,
or if you know another low-cost clinic to recommend, please
call Rescue Me! at 1-800-800-2099 with this information.
♥ This page is in fond memory of these Reptiles & More who are no longer with us... ♥
If you have experienced the loss of a beloved pet, or if you know someone who has... [POST A MEMORIAL HERE]
Your Memorial Here

Help Spread the Word! Please link to Mississippi Reptiles & More Rescue from your website.
Step 1: Place mouse over text below. Step 2: Hit Ctrl-C to copy text. Step 3: Hit Ctrl-V to paste link into your web page.



Copyright © 1999-2014 World Organization. All rights reserved. Rescue Me!, RescueMe.Org & RescueShelter.com are service marks of WO. View Photo Credits


Share This Website
X

Rescue Me! Website


Please like:




Reptiles & More Page


Please like:





Like/Follow Other Breeds