Casey, 27, got the two-headed turtle from a man in Florida [www.nydailynews.com/topics/Florida] who rescued a bunch of eggs after an adult female was killed by a car a year ago.
About four months ago, the turtle started to deteriorate and the man turned to Sean Casey Animal Rescue (www.scarnyc .org), a nonprofit in Kensington [www.nydailynews.com/topics/Kensington+%28Brooklyn%29] specializing in exotic creatures.
Casey nursed it back to health at home, then brought the tank to his pet store, Hamilton Dog House on E. Third St., two weeks ago.
Two-headed turtles aren’t unheard of, but they’re very unusual, said Paul Sieswerda [www.nydailynews.com/topics/Paul+Sieswerda] , curator of the New York Aquarium [www.nydailynews.com/topics/New+York+Aquarium] at Coney Island [www.nydailynews.com/topics/Coney+Island] .
Usually, such severely deformed turtles die soon after birth, but Casey thinks his could live for many years - if not to the average age of 75 to 100.
He feeds each head by hand, because otherwise they fight over the little pellets.