Advice 1: How to determine the form of a turtle

Turtles are the most popular and beloved animals, which you can keep at home. Especially to mess with them like children. These reptiles live a very long time; there are cases when the tortoises are inherited. Basically any turtles you can make a home, land or freshwater.
How to determine the form of a turtle
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Before getting a turtle, read the relevant literature about their types. Depend on created for the pet conditions and the type of feed.
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Just buy the aquarium and equip it with heat and light, especially if you buy a turtle native to warm lands.
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Go to buy pet in the pet store. The vendors there will tell you how to keep the acquired form of a turtle.
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If you decide to make a purchase at a poultry market, first learn to recognize a particular type of turtle. Not so many types, suitable for the maintenance in Russia.
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The most popular turtle, contained in the domestic terrariums, pond slider. Look at her head. It should be green with red spots on the ears; the spots may be orange or yellow. Ask the seller where brought turtle. Basically, these representatives are imported from U.S. turtle farms.
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Get ready to feed the slider turtle plant food, fish. Despite the fact that the freshwater turtle, keep it on land. The aquarium will buy a large because the adult reaches up to 30 cm in length.
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You will see a black turtle with yellow spots or stripes, you know that this is a common turtle that lives in the southern territory of Russia. It has quite a long tail (10 cm). This species is listed in the Red book, the sale of turtles prohibited. In the apartment of the turtles fall, being brought back after a day at the resort.
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Be careful when buying far Eastern Softshell. This green turtle with a long neck aggressively. Her carapace is covered by skin with dark spots. Distinctive features of the tortoises are a small proboscis on the snout and three claws on each paw. Keep specimen in the aquatic environment, feed fish.
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Please note that the content in the wrong conditions the animals often die.

Advice 2: How to keep a turtle at home

Turtles belong to a number of reptiles. All science knows about 230 species and 12 families of these interesting reptiles, which are common across the globe. In Russia lives only 4 permanent, and rarely found 2 sea — they swim towards us in the far Eastern waters.
How to keep a turtle at home



Many years ago a turtle came from the wild animal into a pet. That people loved this little slow-moving reptile? To contain the turtle in the home is very simple, these animals are completely undemanding in food and care. To eat home can turtle very rarely, even once a week and it won't be very stressful for her. But if you want to feed your pet each day, he in any case will not give up.

One of the most favourite food of the tortoises is lettuce, they contains large amounts of vitamins and vital trace elements needed by this animal. Shred the lettuce before feeding is not necessary, your pet easy to cope with them. On small pieces it is best to slice hard fruits and vegetables. Great food for your pet will be a couple of spoons of cottage cheese a week.

Keep the turtle in the home is best in a spacious cage, but this is the case, if it land. The size of the terrarium you can define yourself, the main criterion here is enough space for free movement of the animal.

Remember that the terrarium must be constantly maintained at the necessary temperature, humidity and lighting. One of the important conditions for keeping turtles — additional heating with the help of special lamps mounted on the ceiling of the terrarium. Off the lamp better for a short time and as infrequently as possible. Install the bulb (better just two feet from the floor of the cage in the corner, the optimum temperature is considered to be 30'C. Also, the lighting should be ultraviolet, a low-power lamp at a distance of 50 centimeters from the floor.

Turtles are very interesting to his behavior — watching them is a pleasure! Very often they are called brave, and in fact, many turtles run over the feet, when it comes to mealtime, accurately determine the noisy room and are present at any gathering of people, guided by the sound, although it is believed that reptiles are deprived of hearing. Also they are able to remember the place of feeding.

Some owners prefer to keep turtles without a terrarium, it should be noted that this is not quite right, and dangerous to the health of the animal. If you do not have the possibility to organize a terrarium, make sure that the animal was clean, warm floor. On-site where she can move needs to be filled in small passages, where it may get stuck. While cleaning is better to abandon the use of chemical detergents, the turtle is able easily poisoned, the best option is not to leave the animal unattended.

The beauty of the desert, the Central Asian steppe or Greek turtle is a great decoration for the home. Today, these remarkable reptiles have captured the hearts of a large number of people. With proper care and maintenance is an interesting animal will bring you many positive emotions and will delight you for years to come!

Advice 3: How to identify a female turtle

To determine the exact gender of a turtle is very difficult, and it is possible to do only at a later age, when the turtle will be 6-8 years, and the size of the shell to be 10 cm And it would be easier to determine the female, if you had a lot of turtles, harder to do it with just one animal. However, having studied some of the outward signs, you will easily be able to identify the female turtle.
How to identify a female turtle
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There are several types of turtles – land, marsh, meadow, Central Asian and Softshell. Consider a few examples, which define a female turtle.
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Land , the female turtles can be identified by the tail. Females unlike the males the tail is slightly shorter. However, this can be seen in Mature age. In adolescents this difference to notice is very difficult.
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Females have a spur thigh tortoises are less pronounced, in contrast to males. The rear ventral side of carapace female has a rounded shape, in males it is V-shaped.
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The size of adult females tortoises exceeds the size of the males.
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Female bog turtles are fairly easy to distinguish from males by the color of their eyes. Females have yellow eyes, males have a brown eye color. Female bog turtles do not have the notch on the plastron and the tail is noticeably shorter than in the male.
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Females trionics over time on the shell there are cusps. Males on the contrary carapace with age begins to smoothen. The tail in the female remains short and small, and the male of three years grows a long tail with pale, longitudinal stripe on top.
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To determine the sex of the Central Asian turtle by the tail and cloaca. In females, the tail is quite small and usually sticks out, and the cloaca has the shape of a star. In males the tail is long and thick, usually because of its length bent under the shell and the cloaca is in the form of longitudinal stripes.
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