If possible, choose a partly sunny spot. Even the so-called desert box turtles (Terrapene ornata luteola) do their best to avoid dry air. Dry air can cause eye irritation and even respiratory illness. It can literally kill a box turtle. Unlike desert tortoises, box turtles should not be allowed to hibernate in a dry box. Box turtles reemerge from March through May depending on the climate. Your box turtle will move between sunny spots and shady areas to regulate his body temperature. They may die from dehydration. As box turtle do require slight moisture, an occasional rain will cause no harm, but the turtle should be protected from freezing and flooding. Flat rocks in one area will help keep the turtle's toenails in good shape. All box turtles need high humidity. Provide a den or burrow they can go into to get out of the rain and to protect them at night. The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (ASDM) established the Tortoise Adoption Program (TAP) to benefit the welfare of captive and wild tortoises and turtles. Take extra care to make sure your enclosure is secure from threats. If your turtle is kept indoors, hibernation is a bit more awkward. Hibernating box turtles are also often the victims of predators who are desperate for food in the winter. If you decide a box turtle is right for you, make the effort to find a captive-bred box turtle. The program is sanctioned by the Arizona Game and Fish Department and designed to assist with the transfer of unwanted or surplus captive desert tortoises to qualified private custodians. If you don’t have a good spot that gets shade for at least part of the day, you can plant some small shrubs for shade or cover part of the pen.

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