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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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Michelle

Friday 17th of September 2021

This site is really great, and a big thank you to the creators. I was able to find my big girl RES here, and we are a year and a half into our relationship.

Anthony Romano

Friday 17th of September 2021

I have 2 Red Ear Sliders I'm looking to rehome. About 10 inches long. around 5 years old. Kids will be off to college soon and these turtles will not get the attention they deserve. Located in Fairfield CT

Kristen

Thursday 16th of September 2021

musk turtle in RVA needs adopting. Comes with everything. 30 long tank and stand and everything in tank. Dad has cancer and cannot keep the turtle bc of immune system.

Jon O.

Thursday 16th of September 2021

I am looking to adopt box turtles, tortoises, and some aquatic turtles. (No red eared sliders, painters or mud turtles). Already have plenty of those. I have 35 years experience with turtles and torts. [email protected]

Jon O.

Thursday 16th of September 2021

I have 35 years experience with turtles and torts. I am looking to adopt some box turtles, tortoises and some aquatic turtles. (No red eared sliders, painters or mud turtles.) [email protected]