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Cesario the Cooter

Cesario the Cooter

🐢🌟 Meet Cesario the Cooter - Seeking a Forever Home! 🌟🐢

Hello everyone! I’m Cesario the Cooter, a big-hearted turtle looking for a loving new home. 💖 I was surrendered to J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue on 5/17/24 because my owners were told that I would only grow to be 4 inches long. I am now closer to a foot long, so you can see how they were overwhelmed.


Adoption Details: In lieu of a set adoption fee, J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue asks that a donation be made in my name to help keep the rescue afloat. Your generosity ensures that other animals like me receive the care they need.

If you're interested in adopting Cesario, please fill out an adoption application on our website here: and let’s find me a perfect new home!

Care Tips for Cooters:

🏠 Habitat: Provide me with a spacious tank or pond, at least 100 gallons, to accommodate my size and ensure I have plenty of room to swim and explore. A basking area with a heat lamp is essential for me to regulate my body temperature.

🌡️ Temperature and Lighting: Maintain water temperatures between 75-85°F and a basking spot around 90-95°F. Use a UVB light to ensure I get the necessary UV rays for proper shell and bone health.

💧 Water Quality: Keep the water clean and well-filtered. Perform regular water changes to maintain high water quality, as poor water conditions can lead to health issues.

🍽️ Diet: Offer a varied diet that includes aquatic turtle pellets, leafy greens, and occasional protein sources like insects or fish. Providing a balanced diet is essential for my overall health and well-being.

🖐️ Handling and Interaction: While I enjoy swimming and exploring, handling should be done gently and infrequently to minimize stress. Always wash your hands before and after handling me to ensure cleanliness and prevent the spread of bacteria.

🧼 Cleanliness: Regularly clean my enclosure, removing waste and uneaten food. Ensure my basking area is dry and clean to prevent shell rot and other health issues.

🐾 Enrichment: Enrich my environment with plants, rocks, and other decor to provide stimulation and hiding spots. A varied and stimulating environment will help keep me happy and healthy.


Let's find Cesario the perfect forever home where he'll be cherished and well-cared for! 🌟💙 #AdoptDontShop #RescueTurtle #CooterLove

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