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Melvin is a sweet turtle who loves nothing more than taking a deep dive in her home. She's a great swimmer and you'll love watching her wade in the water, looking for some attention. Though shy at first, Melvin will easily warm up to you in no time, so long as you're willing to provide her with the attention she needs! Melvin will make a great companion to anyone who's looking for an aquatic friend to live a life full of happiness.

Please note, turtles are long lived animals that require daily care and attention. They can live up to 50+ years! It is crucial to have a dry dock in turtle enclosures to help with their natural and developmental needs.

1. Enclosure: 80-120-gallon aquarium per animal, depending on the sex. A large external filter, UV light to mimic the sun which has an immediate effect on their natural behaviour, skin, and shell health.

2. Average lifespan: 50+ years

3. Out-of-cage enrichment: 30 mins - 1 hour

If you're interested in adopting Raphael, contact the Adoptions department at adoption@torontohumanesociety.com or visit our shelter in-person to begin the proces

Animal ID: 51758765
Species: Reptile
Breed: Turtle,
Age: 12 Years 5 Months
Sex: Female
Size: S
Colour: Green / Yellow
Spayed/Neutered: No
Declawed: No
Site: Toronto Humane Society
Location: Room F
Intake Date: 03/01/2023
On Hold: No