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Turtle Adoption & Turtle Rescue

Children are fascinated with small pets. The parents hesitate to buy them a new baby turtle. The parents give in and buy their children this new pet. Hoping that their children will learn responsibility. Everything goes well for a couple of weeks.

But you notice things are changing. The children are ‘slacking off’ in their responsibilities. You find yourself doing all the chores. Cleaning the tank, feeding, etc. This goes on for awhile but now you are tired of taking care of this little pet. You debate on what to do…

This is a very common theme among a lot of pet owners. Not just of turtles and tortoises, but of all pets. It’s not as easy to give away a turtle as it is a dog or cat. Luckily there is the Internet. A whole world of information at your fingertips.

At the moment I only know of one place who rescues tortoises, but I will be adding to the list soon.

Check what the rescue center accepts, because not all sites accept red ear sliders. They have their own terms and conditions. I am not recommending any site in particular.

I am just gathering up sites that offer turtle adoption. Do the research and ask them of any questions you may have. Ask them for references if you feel you need to.

Turtle and Tortoise Rescue Centers

Other Methods

Other ways you can attempt to give away your turtle is by posting on turtle forums. Sites like craigslist.org can be good too.

You can also try posting a flyer at your local pet store offering them up to a good home.

Turtle Adoption

Lastly, post in the comments below if you are looking to adopt a turtle or to give one up. Please be sure to include your location and what is included if you are giving away any supplies with the animal.

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Latoya Greer

Sunday 14th of November 2021

Two 6 year old red ear sliders in Memphis, TN looking to rehome. Comes with tank and all supplies and food. I have photos.

Diane Raimondo

Saturday 13th of November 2021

I have two healthy red eared sliders. 6 years old. They need a bigger tank. I have lights, food. I am in upstate NY very close to Woodstock, NY. Let me know if you want to see photos. You may email me at [email protected]

Ally

Friday 12th of November 2021

Looking to adopt Located in MA

Thanks!

Diane Raimondo

Saturday 13th of November 2021

@Ally, I have two healthy red eared sliders. 6 years old. They need a bigger tank. I am in upstate NY very close to Woodstock, NY. Let me know if you want to see photos. You may email me at [email protected]

Dana

Monday 8th of November 2021

Looking to rehome my small turtle. it is red eared male slider. I am giving away the tank and everything with him. The reason is I am graduating and possibly leaving. i am located in Philadelphia, PA.

Marlissa Hudson

Sunday 7th of November 2021

I am wanting to adopt a young male slider turtle. I live in east Liverpool Ohio I have a red eared slider emale a little under a year old and a yellow bellied slider about 2 years old and I love them both sooo much.