From an email received today – this is a case in Singapore. Can you help? Contact Lynn (lynn_wailing @ yahoo . com) or Lizzie ()
If you know of anyone who would like to adopt a terrapin, please encourage them not to buy from pet shops but instead give one of these abandoned terrapins a chance before they are sentenced to death.
Last I heard, 100+ were mass killed. Now only 50+ left. I can’t believe people can be so cruel as to kill these terrapins, it’s such bad luck to kill a turtle. All animals yearn to survive but unlike us, their fate do not lie in their hands, but ours.
Please help if you can. If you can’t adopt one, please do what I’m doing…spread the word. Someone out there might just be thinking of heading to the pet shop to pick one up.
I thought of asking both of U cos’ U gals are active in saving and helping injured, sick, abused, or soon to be killed animals….
I have known of a source where there are probably approximately 50 nos. of Red-earred Slider Terrapins who were dumped by people who used to own them as pets and don’t want them anymore…. and if no one does anything to help save them , they would most probably be killed…. Though they may not look as cute as puppies, kitties or baby orang utans…but they are living beings too who deserve as much a chance to live as any other species….
Life span : 25 years – 40 years
Tank set up : Requires freshwater and land. Place the terrapin in a tank with
shallowdeep water, some logs or rock so that it can sun itself.
Care : Easy-Medium
Temperature : 20 – 26 C (69 – 78 F)
Habitat : The Red-eared terrapin inhabits still or slow flowing water with thick underwater vegetation. Primarily active during the day, it likes to haul out onto land, roots or floating logs to soak up the sun’s heat.
Diet : Red-eared sliders are omnivores, feeding on vegetation, insects, small fish, frogs and tadpoles. They eat more tadpoles fish and insects when young, switching to more plants as they age. “Turtle foods” comprising of dried river shrimps as sold in pet shops can be added as a source of roughage.
Do U have relevant informations on how to release them safely back into
the sea orreservoirs as they are not the local species here…. ? or
Do U have any friends whom U know can take them in or if they have a private pond in a private estate/kampong…can adopt them as their pets…. ?
Please kindly let us know….before they all get killed
Can you help? Contact Lynn (lynn_wailing @ yahoo . com) or Lizzie ()