The size of the cage is determined based on the amount of most turtles, multiplied by seven (in length) and 3 (wide). Since the nature of trachemys turtles live in water and on land, in the terrarium will need to recreate both of these environments: the turtles should be a place where she can swim and thereby maintain your water balance and a place free from water, in order for the pet to dry the surface of the body to avoid various diseases.Tall terrarium doing 15-20 cm above the maximum level of water in it. The latter, in turn, shall be not less than 2 growth of turtles, that accidentally he fell on his back, she was able to roll over and drowned.To divide the cage into zones vegasusa, as a rule, it is glued to the sloping glass on which the turtle can get out on the land, United with a horizontal glass, in which the animal will relax. The surface of the glass, make rough (but not scratchy!), to turtle slipping into the water. This can be achieved in different ways, often on glass smooth layer of paste of fine sand.
Another vital turtle is a solar light, so, by choosing a terrarium, you need to proceed from the fact that it could keep on the Sunny side of the apartment is the best option. If you can not provide sunlight, you need to think about the artificial source of ultraviolet radiation in its absence, turtles can develop rickets. For example, if you have the opportunity, the size of the terrarium you can make a custom cover with built-in UV lamp. The feeder terrarium equip, not necessarily, the main thing - do not overdo the amount of food and to give it gradually, as the tortoise had eaten the previous portion.
Without live plants in the terrarium at first, too, you can do: young turtles are carnivorous and only with age begin to add in your diet and vegetarian food.The water in the terrarium needs frequent changing, so that in the manufacture of aquarium,terrarium custom ask the master to provide a drain hole at the bottom.
The important point is that the turtles are growing rapidly. Taking home a small turtle the size of potato chips, you may be surprised how quickly it has grown. The adult size are in the order of 30 cm So, deciding to purchase turtles, think in advance whether you will be able to provide decent conditions of detention.