We found our first two turtles of the season. The first is a nice sized painted turtle that we rescued on the highway near our home. It's new abode is a little turtle shaped sandbox that we used to make a home for it.
It is still quite shy but I hope that over time it comes to look forward to the children's visits bringing it food. So far we've fed it only lettuce, but we'll try some bits of raw meat and we also have turtle pellets left from pets we had last year.
Our second turtle is a tiny, just hatched painted turtle. It still had it's egg tooth when we found it this morning on our driveway. We have it in a tiny gold-fish aquarium. We surrounded a small plastic bowl with rocks and sand. We filled the bowl with water and added a piece of driftwood for our little turtle to climb out on. The book we read said to be sure that it's food was torn small enough to eat - you can see the little bits of lettuce in the aquarium. Our turtle isn't sure he wants to live inside - he's still trying to get to the outside of the glass. I hope he decides he likes it soon - we sure like him!