Bog Turtle #19-0945 update

Bog Turtle #19-0945 is healing well; the veterinary team has been happy to report that the turtle’s bars are intact and stable, and there has been no sign of infection at the site of the shell fractures. Last week, the rehabilitation staff introduced the turtle to a “boggier” enclosure; since the wounds are healing well, the turtle could be moved from a newspaper-based substrate to a more natural damp bark and water substrate.

Wildlife rehabilitator Kelsey reported that the bog turtle was quick to take advantage of the borrowing opportunities in this set-up, and appears to enjoy eating.