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Posted 14 August 2004 - 04:59 PM

Introduction

Most species of turtles are threatened or endangered, or at very least, in steep population decline. This makes your job as a pet turtle owner very important. In addition to caring for your pet, once it reaches adulthood please consider (except of you have a slider, a sulcatta tortoise, or a common snapper) breeding it. This will please your pet and help save the earth. (Sliders, especially red-eared sliders, and sulcattas suffer from overpopulation and SHOULD NOT be bred. Other species rarity can be judged from the difficulty of getting them through rehoming, and their prices. MOST species SHOULD be bred, so if you plan to breed, pick one of those).

Turtle laws in the USA: http://www.turtletim...t=0#entry385118

Turtle vocabulary dictionary: http://www.turtletim...om/keywords.htm

Lists of Care sheets:
http://www.chelonia.org/care.htm
http://www.austinstu...1caresheets.htm
http://www.tortoise.org/geninfo.html
http://www.tortoise.org/cttc1.html – all care sheets
http://www.tortoise.org/cttc2.html
http://www.turtlepud...cs/exotics.html
http://www.geocities...caresheets.html
http://www.turtletim...id=44&Itemid=23
http://www.turtletim...commonnames.htm
http://www.unc.edu/~...uff/biblio.html
http://www.anapsid.org/
http://members.aol.c...Lair/index.html
http://www.science.m...SPECIES/TURTLE/
http://www.matts-turtles.org/
http://www.enature.c...mp;shapeID=1057
http://www.carettochelys.com/
http://www.woodturtl...inks-woods.html
http://www.aussierep...s...tent&tid=21
http://www.reptilein...urces.aspx?ID=2
http://www.gctts.org/
http://www.tortoiset.../care/care.html
http://britishchelon...heets/index.htm
http://www.asianturt...htm/photos.html
http://www.allturtle.../caresheets.php
Turtles of theWorld
http://www.geocities...rtle/guide.html
http://www.turtlestuff.com/
http://www.chelodina.com/

Care Sheets, in languages other than English:
http://translate.goo....netscape:en-US
http://fun.supereva....ficazione.htm?p
http://www.geochelone.de/
http://www.waterschildpad.nl/ (Dutch Language)

Turtles of the World:
http://ip30.eti.uva....entry=inleiding

Breeding clubs and organizations:
http://www.studbooks.org/

Lists of Books:
http://www.tortoise.org/books.html
http://members.aol.c...oks-turtle.html
http://www.turtletim...showtopic=15042

Common names v. Scientific names: http://www.turtletim...commonnames.htm

Photographs to help determine what species of turtle you have:
http://home.earthlin...ine/gallery.htm
http://www.faunaimpo...otochelonia.htm
http://chelonia.org/byspecies.htm#A
Turtles: http://markmlucas.co...rtlegallery.htm with links to African, Asian and Indonesian, European, North and Central American, and South American Turtle Galleries.
Tortoises: http://markmlucas.co...can gallery.htm

Australian Turtles: (pictures, but no common names are given):
http://www.carettochelys.com/index.htm
Care website: http://www.aussierep...s...tent&tid=21

Some links with photos of closely related species are listed under the groups of species or the individual species you are trying to subdivide.

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Posted 14 August 2004 - 04:59 PM

General Care Sheets:
Feeding
http://www.unc.edu/~...f/turtfeed.html
Hibernation:
http://www.anapsid.o...ibernation.html


Tortoises, generally:
http://www.chelonia....asictortare.htm
http://www.tortoise.org/geninfo.html – general tortoise info and interesting facts
Species determination:
http://www.chelonia....udo_gallery.htm
Our own Tortoise Forum: The Terrific Tortoises
Diet:
http://www.anapsid.org/dietcons.html
http://www.anapsid.o...ces/forage.html
http://www.tortoiset...les/webdiet.htm
http://www.turtlestuff.com/
http://www.tlady.cla...tGuide/Diet.htm
Relationships of Different Tortoise species to one another:
http://www.anapsid.o...toisephylo.html
Outdoor enclosures:
http://www.tortoiset...es/pentips.html
Indoor enclosures:
http://www.unc.edu/~...tuff/table.html
Downloadable Free Book: Raising and Breeding Tortoises: A Practical Guide

Tortoise Hatchling Daily Care
http://www.chelonia....chlingdaily.htm
http://www.reptiles1...pp_housing.html
http://www.tortoiset...s/helhatch.html
http://home.earthlin...nine/index.html
http://www.anapsid.o...hatchlings.html
http://www.anapsid.org/tortdiet.html
A website: http://home.earthlin...dnine/index.htm

Water Turtles, generally:
http://www.chelonia....aterturtles.htm
http://www.tortoise....al/watcare.html
http://www.unc.edu/~...f/oversemi.html
http://tortoisetrust...es/aquatic.html
Egg laying and incubation, http://expage.com/incubatingwteggs
--The Basking Turtles -- Chrysemys-Trachemys-Pseudemys-Deirochelys-Graptemys-Malaclemys http://www.chelonia....carebasking.htm
--Semi-Aquatic Turtles, Generally
http://www.unc.edu/~...f/overview.html
Constructing a semi-aquatic turtle tank:
http://www.unc.edu/~...how2/tank1.html
Other information on Semi-aquatic turtles:
http://www.unc.edu/~...tuff/tanks.html
http://www.unc.edu/~...f/oversemi.html
--Soft-shelled turtles
http://www.chelonia....ftshellcare.htm
http://www.sonic.net...k/softshel.html

Asian Turtles
Classifications:
http://www.turtlepud...cs/exotics.html

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CARE SHEETS ARRANGED BY SPECIES OF TURTLE

4-eyed Turtle SEE Four-Eyed Turtle

4-toed Tortoise SEE Russian Tortoise

Afghanistan Tortoise SEE Russian Tortoise

African Turtle Identification:
http://markmlucas.co...can gallery.htm

African Black Mud Turtle or
African Mud Turtle or
African Sidenecked Turtle- Pelusios subniger
Classifications: [Pelusios subniger]
http://www.turtlepud...s/pelusios.html
http://www.unc.edu/~.../stuff/pel.html
http://www.jackspets.....CK TURTLE.htm
http://ip30.eti.uva....n...rten&id=128
http://www.schildpad...pecies_003.html
http://nas.er.usgs.g...?speciesID=2281
http://emys.geo.orst...ossubniger.html
http://www.demogr.mp...y...2&data=3217
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

African Hinge-back Tortoise SEE Hindge Tortoise

African Spurred Tortoise - Geochelone sulcata SEE Sulcata Tortoise

Alligator Snapping Turtle (Macroclemys temminckii)
http://www.austinstu...allisnapper.htm
http://www.tortoise....es/macrocl.html
http://www.enature.c...mp;curPageNum=2
http://members.aol.c...tles/ASN-1.html
La tortuga aligator(World Chelonia Trust en Espanol.)
FORUM: Snappers,Softshells,Muds,and Musks

Amyda cartilaginea(Black Ray Softshell) SEE Softshell Turtles

Adanson's mud turtle(Pelusios adansonii)
http://ip30.eti.uva....l...rten&id=121

Angonoka (Geochelone yriphora) also known as the Madagascar Ploughshare Tortoise http://www.tortoise....s/yniphora.html
http://ip30.eti.uva....l...rten&id=379
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics
Forum: The Terrific Tortoises

Angulate Tortoise aka Bowspirit Tortoise (Chersina angulata)
http://www.chelonia....ngulatacare.htm
Sexing
Forum: The Terrific Tortoises
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Annan Pond Turtle(Mauremys annamensis) aka Vietnamese Leaf Turtle, Annam Leaf Turtle, or Vietnamese Pond Turtle
Photos:
http://www.chelonia....mys_gallery.htm
Differentiating from other Asian leaf turtles:
http://www.turtlepud...otics/leaf.html
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Apalone SEE Softshell Turtles
-Apalone ferox(Florida Softshell) SEE Softshell Turtles
-Apalone spinifera(Spiny Softshell) SEE Softshell Turtles
--Apalone spinifera aspera(Gulf Coast Spiny Softshell) SEE Softshell Turtles
--Apalone spinifera ater(Black Spiny Softshell) SEE Softshell Turtles
--Apalone spinifera emoryi(Texas Spiny Softshell) SEE Softshell Turtles
--Apalone spinifera guadalupensis(Guadalupe Spiny Softshell) SEE Softshell Turtles
--Apalone spinifera hartwegi(Western Spiny Softshell) SEE Softshell Turtles
--Apalone spinifera pallida(Pallid Spiny Softshell) SEE Softshell Turtles
--Apalone spinifera spinifera(Eastern Spiny Softshell) SEE Softshell Turtles

Argentine snake-necked turtle (Hydromedusa Tectifera)
http://www.austinstu...e_snakeneck.htm
http://www.tortoise....s/hydromed.html
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Asian Big-Headed Turtle SEE Big-Headed Turtle

Asian Box Turtles (If you're not sure which kind, check here first)
http://www.chelonia....iatingcp_cb.htm
http://www.chelonia....uoragallery.htm
http://www.turtlepud...uora/Asian.html
Flowerback Box Turtle SEE Indochinese Box Turtle
Malayan Box Turtles - Cuora amboinensis
http://www.chelonia....inensiscare.htm
http://www.turtlepud...mboinensis.html
http://britishchelon...eets/asians.htm
-- Sexing:
http://www.chelonia....amboinensis.htm
Chinese (Yellow-margined) Box Turtles aka "flavos"- Cuora flavomarginata
http://www.turtlepud...omarginata.html
http://www.tortoise....ves/cflavo.html
-- Sexing:
http://www.chelonia....vomarginata.htm
Indochinese (Flowerback) Box Turtle - Cuora galbinifrons
http://www.turtlepud...lbinifrons.html
http://www.chelonia....nifronscare.htm
http://www.chelonia....cles/galby1.htm
http://www.chelonia....cles/galby2.htm
-- Sexing:
http://www.chelonia....albinifrons.htm
-- Differentiating subspecies of Flowerback Boxies:
http://www.chelonia....rretidetail.htm
http://www.chelonia....uratadetail.htm
http://www.chelonia....bgalbdetail.htm
-- Quiz: http://www.chelonia....s/galbiquiz.htm
Chinese Three-striped Turtle - Cuora trifasciata
http://www.turtlepud...rifasciata.html
Keeled (Jagged Shell) Box Turtle - Pyxidea mouhotii
http://www.turtlepud...ra/pyxidea.html
Pan's Box Turtle - Cuora pani
-- Sexing:
http://66.201.110.20..._Cuora_pani.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Asian Brown Tortoise or
Asian Forest Tortoise
SEE Burmese Mountain Tortoise(Manouria emys)

Asian Four-Eyed Turtles - See Four-Eyed turtles

Asian Leaf Turtles(Cyclemys)
http://www.chelonia....yclmeyscare.htm
http://www.turtlepud...otics/leaf.html
http://britishchelon...eets/asians.htm
Geoemyda spengleri, also known as Vietnamese Wood Turtle, Black-breasted Leaf Turtle or Chinese Leaf Turtle SEE Vietnamese Leaf Turtle
Mauremys (Annamemys) annamensis, Vietnamese Leaf Turtle, Annam Leaf Turtle, or Vietnamese Pond Turtle
Siebenrockiella Crassicollis, Borneo Black Leaf Turtle or Malaysian Black Mud SEE Malaysian Black Mud Turtle
Cyclemys tcheponensis , the Striped-necked Leaf Turtle
Cyclemys dentata is the species most often called "Asian Leaf Turtle.
Photograph: http://www.turtlepud...as/dentata.JPEG
Hieremys annandalii, the Yellow-headed Temple Turtle

FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Asian Pond Turtle SEE Giant Asian Pond Turtle

Asian Yellow Pond Turtle (Mauremys mutica)
Pictures: http://www.chelonia....mys_gallery.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Atlantic Ridley Sea Turtle SEE Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle

Australian Water Turtles, generally:
http://www.aussierep...s...tent&tid=21
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Australian Big Headed Turtle(Emydura australis)
SEE: Big Headed Turtle(Emydura australis)[Austrailian]

Australian Eastern Snapping Tortoise SEE Saw-Shelled Turtle

Australian Eastern Snapping Turtle SEE Saw-Shelled Turtle

Australian Red-bellied Short-necked turtle(emydura subglobosa) SEE Red-bellied Short-necked Turtle

Australian Saw-Shelled Snapping Turtle SEE Saw-Shelled Turtle

Australian Saw-Shelled Turtle SEE Saw-Shelled Turtle

Australian Serrated Snapping Turtle SEE Saw-Shelled Turtle

Australian Snake-necked Turtle OR Australian Eastern Long-Neck Turtle- Chelodina longicollis SEE Eastern Long-Neck Turtle

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Posted 14 August 2004 - 04:59 PM

Barbour's map turtle SEE Map Turtles, generally, below.

Batagur baska SEE Batagurine Turtles or Batagur Turtle

Batagurine Turtles or Batagur Turtle(Batagur baska) or Terrapin and Painted Batagur(Callagur borneoensis) also known as River Terrapin or Giant Asian River Terrapin or turtle.
Batagur Turtle:
http://www.chelonia....ing_Batagur.htm
http://www.tortoise....es/batagur.html
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Beal's Four-Eyed Turtle(Sacalia bealei) SEE Four-Eyed Turtles

Belize Slider(Trachemys scripta venusta) SEE Sliders

Bell's Saw-Shelled Turtle SEE Bell's Turtle

Bell's Turtle (Elseya belli)
Descriptions and Species Identification:
http://www.chelonia....eya_gallery.htm
http://emys.geo.orst...eya/Elseya.html
Sexing:
http://www.chelonia....ing_Ebrandi.htm
Scientific Description:
http://www.deh.gov.a...?taxon_id=66690
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Berger's padloper SEE Padloper

Berlandier's Tortoise SEE Texas Tortoise

Big-Headed Turtle(Platysternon megacephalum)
http://www.unc.edu/~...f/bigheads.html
http://www.unc.edu/~...f/bighead2.html

Big Headed Turtle(Emydura australis)[Austrailian]
http://www.carettoch...e_australis.htm
http://www.carettoch...ood_emydura.htm
http://www.carettoch...ing_emydura.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Black-breasted Leaf Turtle – Geoemyda spengleri SEE Vietnamese Leaf Turtle

Black Leaf Turtle - SEE Malaysian Black Mud Turtle

Black Mud Turtle (Pelusios subniger)[African]See African Sideneck Turtle

Blanding's turtle (emydoidea blandingii)
http://www.tortoise..../blandings.html
http://www.austinstu...t-blandings.htm
http://www.enature.c...p;curPageNum=15
Forum: Woods, Spots, Blandings, Bogs, and Western Ponds

Bog turtle(Clemmys muhlenbergii)
http://www.tortoise....es/bogturt.html
http://www.tortoise....es/clemmys.html
http://www.enature.c...p;curPageNum=10
Conservation of Bog Turtle Habitat:
http://www.chelonia....tleswetland.htm
Sexing:
http://www.chelonia....uhlenbergii.htm
Forum: Woods, Spots, Blandings, Bogs, and Western Ponds

Borneo Black Leaf Turtle - SEE Malaysian Black Mud Turtle

Boulenger's padloper (Homopus boulengeri) SEE Padloper

Bowspirit Tortoise SEE Angulate Tortoise (Chersina angulata)

Box Turtles, Asian SEE Asian Box Turtles

Box Turtles, North American (Terrapene)
Differentiating species:
http://www.chelonia....penegallery.htm
http://www.chelonia....ometricsbox.htm
http://www.tortoise....s/terrapen.html
General Discussions:
http://www.anapsid.org/box.html
http://www.tortoise....al/boxcare.html
http://www.tortoise....al/exploit.html
http://www.turtlepud...an/boxcare.html
http://www.chelonia....rrapenecare.htm
http://www.chelonia....apenecareSZ.htm
http://members.aol.c...tles/EBT-3.html
http://www.geocities...est/Vines/5504/
http://www.tortoiset...re/cornata.html
http://www.tortoiset.../ctriungis.html
http://www.tortoiset...care/cgalb.html
http://www.tortoiset...s/avoidbox.html
http://www.tortoiset...es/pentips.html
http://www.austinstu...care-boxies.htm
Eastern Box Turtle(T. carolina carolina):
http://www.tortoise....en.html#eastern
http://www.austinstu...asternboxie.htm
http://www.enature.c...p;curPageNum=28
Pattern variation in:
http://members.aol.c...tles/EBT-7.html
Florida Box Turtle(T. carolina bauri):
http://www.tortoise....en.html#florida
http://www.austinstu.../cs-flboxie.htm
Ornate Box Turtle(ornata ornata):
http://www.tortoise....pen.html#ornate
http://www.austinstu...ornateboxie.htm
http://www.enature.c...p;curPageNum=30
Gulf Coast Box Turtle (T. carolina major)
http://www.tortoise....rapen.html#gulf
Three-toed Box Turtle (T. carolina triunguis)
http://www.tortoise....apen.html#3toed
http://www.enature.c...p;curPageNum=29
Yucatan Box Turtle(Terrapene carolina yucatana)
http://www.tortoise....s/yucatana.html
Coahuilan Box Turtle(Terrapene coahuila)
Sexing:
http://66.201.110.20...ne_coahuila.htm
Desert Box Turtle (Terrapene ornata luteola)
http://www.desertmus..._boxturtle.html
Conservation:
http://www.mckeever.org/turtle.html
Egg and Hatchling:
http://www.tortoise....xcare.html#EGGS
Diet:
http://www.turtlepud...turtlefood.html
Housing:
http://www.anapsid.org/boxhouse.html
http://members.aol.c...tles/EBT-8.html
Common Health Issues:
http://www.anapsid.org/boxheal.html
A Recipe: http://members.aol.c...les/buffet.html
A Book:
North American Box Turtles: A Natural History by C. Kenneth Dodd.
Online book on care:
http://boxturtlesite.org/bxbook.html
Eye infections in:
http://www.chelonia....ene_eye_inf.htm
Ear infections in:
http://www.chelonia....r_Infection.htm
Pitting and natural shell repair:
http://www.chelonia....ene_pitting.htm
http://www.chelonia....ural_repair.htm
Shell repair with human help:
http://members.aol.c...tles/EBT-1.html
http://members.aol.c...tles/EBT-2.html
http://members.aol.c...tles/EBT-9.html
Sexing:
http://www.chelonia....ne_coahuila.htm
Websites:
http://www.billsboxturtles.com
http://www.boxturtlesite.info/
FORUM: North American Box Turtles

Burmese Brown Tortoise SEE Burmese Mountain Tortoise

Burmese Mountain Tortoise(Manouria emys)
also known as the Asian Brown Tortoise or the Burmese Brown Tortoise
http://www.chelonia....rmmtortoise.htm
http://www.tortoise....s/manouria.html
http://www.tortoise....s/manemys2.html
Breeding and Nesting:
http://www.chelonia....emysnesting.htm
Identification:
http://www.chelonia....iffmanouria.htm
http://www.chelonia....anouriaquiz.htm
Forum: The Terrific Tortoises
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Burmese Star Tortoise, (Geochelone platynota)
http://home.kimo.com.tw/foolzoo/
Differentiating species and subspecies:
http://www.chelonia....es/starquiz.htm
Sexing:
http://www.chelonia....e_platynota.htm
Forum: The Terrific Tortoises
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

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Posted 14 August 2004 - 04:59 PM

Cagle's Map Turtle SEE Map Turtles

Callagur borneoensis SEE Batagurine Turtles or Batagur Turtle

Cann's Snake Neck Turtle(Chelodina canni)
http://www.carettoch...odina_canni.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Carettochelys insculpta(Fly River Turtle "FRT) SEE Pig Nose Turtle

Caspian Pond Turtle (Mauremys caspica)
Pictures only: http://www.chelonia....mys_gallery.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Central American Ornate Wood(Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima manni) SEE Wood Turtles

Central American River Turtle(Dermatemys mawii) SEE Mesoamerican River Turtle

Chaco Tortoise(Geochelone chilensis)
http://www.chelonia....ilensiscare.htm
http://www.sonic.net...issk/chaco.html
http://www.anapsid.org/chaco2.html
http://www.anapsid.org/chaco.html
http://www.anapsid.org/chaco3.html
Sexing:
http://www.chelonia....e_chilensis.htm
Research references:http://www.anapsid.org/chacobib.html
Forum: The Terrific Tortoises

Chelodina (Australian Snake Necked Turtles, Generally)
http://www.carettoch...lodina_main.htm
-Chelodina canni SEE Cann's Snake Neck Turtle
-Chelodina longicollis SEE Eastern Long-Neck Turtle
-Chelodina mccordi SEE Roti Island Snake-necked Turtle
-Chelodina novaeguineae SEE New Guinea Snakeneck Turtle
-Chelodina oblonga SEE Narrow-breasted Snake-necked Turtle
-Chelodina pritchardi SEE Pritchard's Snake-necked Turtle
-Chelodina reimanni SEE Reimann's Snake-necked Turtle
-Chelodina steindachneri SEE Steindachner's Snake-necked Turtle

Chelonia mydas SEE Green Sea Turtle
Cheloniidae SEE Sea Turtles

Chelopus rubida (Mexican Spotted Wood Turtle) SEE Wood Turtles

Chelus fimbriatus SEE Mata Mata

Chelydra serpentina(Common Snapping Turtle) SEE Snapping Turtle
-Chelydra serpentina serpentina SEE Snapping Turtle
-Chelydra serpentina osceola SEE Snapping Turtle
-Chelydra serpentina rossignoni SEE Snapping Turtle
-Chelydra serpentina acutirostris SEE Snapping Turtle

Chelys fimbriata SEE Mata Mata

Chinemys nigricans SEE Kwangtung River Turtle
Chinemys reevesii SEE Reeve's Turtle

Chersina angulata SEE Angulate Tortoise

Chicken Turtle(Deirochelys reticularia)
http://www.austinstu...cken_turtle.htm
http://www.enature.c...p;curPageNum=14
Florida Chicken Turtle - Deirochelys reticularia chrysea
Eastern Chicken Turtle - Deirochelys reticularia reticularia
Western Chicken Turtle - Deirochelys reticularia miaria
FORUM: Red Eared Sliders and other Water Turtles

Chinese Box turtle (Cistoclemmys flavomarginata) See Asian Box Turtles

Chinese Leaf Turtle(Geoemyda spengleri.)SEE Vietnamese Leaf Turtle

Chinese Golden Thread(Ocadia sinensis) also known as
Chinese Striped-neck turtle, (Ocadia sinensis)
http://www.chelonia..../Ocadiacare.htm
http://www.turtlepud...ics/ocadia.html
http://www.austinstu...oldenthread.htm
http://www.empireoft...ia_sinensis.htm
Differenting by Subspecies and from other Ocadia:
http://www.chelonia....dia_gallery.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Chinese Soft Shell (Pelodiscus sinensis) also known as Trionyx.
http://www.deanclose...ets/trionyx.htm
http://www.chelydra....x_sinensis.html
http://emys.geo.orst...Pelodiscus.html
http://homepage3.nif.../ejapsuppon.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Chrysemys concinna(River Cooter) SEE Cooter
Chrysemys floridana peninsularia(Peninsula Cooter) SEE Cooter
Chrysemys nelsoni(Red-Bellied Turtle) SEE Cooter
Chrysemys picta SEE Painted Turtle
-Chrysemys picta belli(Western Painted)
-Chrysemys picta dorsalis(Southern Painted)
-Chrysemys picta marginata(Midland Painted)
-Chrysemys picta picta(Eastern Painted)
Chrysemys rubriventris(Eastern Red-Bellied Turtle) SEE Cooter

Cistoclemmys flavomarginata(Chinese Box turtle) SEE Asian Box Turtles

Cistoclemmys galbinifrons(Flowerback Box Turtle) SEE Asian Box Turtles

Clemmys guttata SEE Spotted Turtles
Clemmys insculpta SEE Wood Turtles
Clemmys marmorata SEE Pacific Pond Turtle
Clemmys muhlenbergii SEE Bog turtle

Coahuilan Box Turtle(Terrapene coahuila) SEE Box Turtle, North American.

Cogwheel Turtle SEE Spiny Turtle

Columbian Slider(Trachemys scripta callirostris) SEE Sliders

Common Padloper Tortoise(Homopus areolatus) See Padloper Tortoise

Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina) SEE Snapping Turtle

Cooter and Redbelly Turtles - (Pseudemys)
http://www.chelonia....eudemyscare.htm
http://www.austinstu...-flredbelly.htm
River Cooter(Pseudemys concinna) (Chrysemys concinna)
http://www.tortoise....s/concinna.html
http://www.turtlepud...can/cooter.html
http://www.enature.c...p;curPageNum=24
Red-Bellied Turtle(Pseudemys nelsoni) (Chrysemys nelsoni)
http://www.archives....ms/st_rept.html
http://www.enature.c...p;curPageNum=25
Peninsula Cooter (Pseudemys peninsularia) (Chrysemys floridana peninsularia)
http://www.enature.c...p;curPageNum=26
Eastern Red-Bellied Turtle(Pseudemys rubriventris) (Chrysemys rubriventris)
http://www.enature.c...p;curPageNum=27
Pictures of Cooters and Redbelly Turtles with subspecies:
http://www.chelonia....emysgallery.htm
FORUM: The Fabulous Cooters

Cuora SEE Asian Box Turtles
-Cuora amboinensis (Malayan Box Turtles) SEE Asian Box Turtles
-Cuora flavomarginata (Chinese (Yellow-margined) Box Turtles aka "flavos") SEE Asian Box Turtles
-Cuora galbinifrons(Indochinese (Flowerback) Box Turtle) SEE Asian Box Turtles
-Cuora pani(Pan's Box Turtle) SEE Asian Box Turtles
-Cuora trifasciata(Chinese Three-striped Turtle) SEE Asian Box Turtles

Cyclemys SEE Asian Leaf Turtles

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Posted 14 August 2004 - 04:59 PM

Deirochelys reticularia SEE Chicken Turtle

Dermatemys mawii(Central American River Turtle) SEE Mesoamerican River Turtle

Dermochelys coriacea SEE Leatherback Turtle

Desert Box Turtle (Terrapene ornata luteola) SEE Box Turtles, North American

Desert Tortoise – Gopherus agassizii
http://www.chelonia....assiziicare.htm
http://www.tortoise....al/descare.html
http://www.enature.c...p;curPageNum=32
Dietary information:
http://www.tortoise....al/tntdiet.html
http://www.anapsid.org/tortdiet.html
Plants for tort:
http://www.tortoise....l/wildplan.html
Eggs and Hatchling care:
http://www.tortoise....scare.html#EGGS
Twins: http://www.tortoise....s/agastwin.html
Conservation:
http://www.tortoise....l/berryint.html
http://www.tortoise....hetortoise.html
http://www.tortoise....l/wildplan.html
California law requiring permits and how to get permits:
http://www.tortoise....ral/permit.html
Age of Tortoise:
http://www.tortoise....s/agasques.html
Scientific Classification and description:
http://www.tortoise....es/agasdna.html
http://www.tortoise....s/gophname.html
http://www.tortoise....s/gophdiff.html
Upper Respiratory Disease:
http://www.tortoise....ves/brown1.html
http://www.tortoise....neral/urds.html
Website: http://www.desertmus...ograms/tap.html
Forum: The Terrific Tortoises

Diamond Back Terripans:
http://www.chelonia....aclemyscare.htm
http://www.geocities...dterrapin/care/
http://www.geocities...est/Creek/4046/
http://www.diamondbackterrapin.com/
http://www.tortoise....s/malaclem.html
http://www.enature.c...p;curPageNum=23
Our own Diamondback Terripan Forum: http://www.turtletim...asp?FORUM_ID=60
Subspecies determination:
Photos: http://www.chelonia....mmysgallery.htm
Subspecies specific sheets:
Carolina Diamondback (Malaclemys terrapin centrata)
http://www.austinstu...carolinadbt.htm
Florida East Coast Diamondback(Malaclemys terrapin tequesta)
http://www.austinstu...s-fleastdbt.htm
Mangrove Diamondback (Malaclemys terrapin rhizophorarum)
http://www.austinstu...mangrovedbt.htm
Mississippi Diamondback(Malaclemys terrapin pileata)
http://www.austinstu.../cs-missdbt.htm
Northern Diamondback(Malaclemys terrapin terrapin)
http://www.austinstu...cs-northdbt.htm
Ornate Diamondback(Malaclemys terrapin macrospilota)
http://www.austinstu...s-ornatedbt.htm
Texas Diamondback(Malaclemys terrapin littoralis)
http://www.austinstu...cs-texasdbt.htm
Websites:
http://www.diamondba...n.com/home.html
http://www.neoterrapin.com/home/
E-group: http://groups.yahoo....dbackterrapins/
FORUM: Map Turtles and Diamondback Terripans

Diamond Head Turtle (Emydura worrelli or Emydura subglobosa worrelli)
Differentiating Species and Subspecies
http://www.chelonia....ura_gallery.htm
http://www.chelonia..../emydurakey.htm
Sexing:
http://www.carettoch....com/gender.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

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Posted 14 August 2004 - 04:59 PM

East African Black Mud Turtle OR
East African Sideneck Turtle (Pelusios subniger)SEE African Mud Turtle

Eastern Box Turtle(T. carolina carolina) SEE Box Turtles, North American

Eastern Hermann's Tortoise(Testudo hermanni boettgeri)SEE Herman's Tortoises

Eastern Long Neck Turtle also known as Australian Snake-necked Turtle OR Australian Eastern Long-Neck Turtle - Chelodina longicollis
http://www.chelonia....ernlongneck.htm
http://www.austinstu...n_snakeneck.htm
http://www.carettoch...longicollis.htm
http://www.turtlepud.../chelodina.html
http://www.carettoch...lodina_main.htm
http://www.carettoch...na_taxonomy.htm
http://www.tortoise....s/chelodin.html
Petkeeping and odor:
http://www.carettoch...icollis_abc.htm
Species and subspecies determination:
http://www.chelonia....ina_gallery.htm
Classifications: http://www.nafcon.di...k/Chelidae.html
Evolution of:
http://www.chelonia....d_evolution.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Eastern Red-Bellied Turtle SEE Cooter

Eastern Snapping Tortoise SEE Saw-Shelled Turtle

Eastern Snapping Turtle SEE Saw-Shelled Turtle

Egyptian tortoise - Testudo kleinmanni
http://www.chelonia....inmannicare.htm
Captive Husbandry:
http://www.tortoise....s/kleinhus.html
Plight:
http://www.tortoise....s/kleinisr.html
Source of Scientific Name:
http://www.tortoise....s/kleinnam.html
Bibliography:
http://www.tortoise....s/kleinbib.html
Species and subspecies determination:
http://www.chelonia....udo_gallery.htm
Forum: The Terrific Tortoises
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Elseya
Species and Taxonomy within genus: http://www.carettoch...elseya_main.htm
http://www.carettoch...ya_taxonomy.htm
Photographs:
http://www.carettoch...ya_holotype.htm
http://www.carettoch...elseya_pics.htm
Elseya albagula SEE Southern Snapping Turtle aka Burnett River Snapping Turtle
Elseya belli SEE Bell's Turtle aka Bell's Saw-Shelled Turtle
Elseya branderhorstii SEE Southern New Guinea Snapping Turtle also known as Pink-bellied Snapping Turtle
Elseya dentata SEE Northern Snapping Turtle
Elseya georgesi SEE Bellinger River Turtle
Elseya irwini SEE Irwin's Turtle
Elseya latisternum SEE Saw-Shelled Turtle
Elseya lavarackorum SEE Lavarack's Snapping Turtle
Elseya nadibajagu(extinct)
Elseya novaeguineae SEE New Guinea Snapping Turtle
Elseya purvisi SEE Manning River Turtle
Elseya schultzei SEE Schultz's Snapping Turtle
Elseya sp. aff. dentata
Elseya sp. aff. lavarackorum
Elseya uberima(extinct)


Elongated Tortoises (Indotestudo elongata)
http://www.chelonia....longatacare.htm
http://www.tortoiset.../celongata.html
http://www.tortoise....s/elongata.html
http://britishchelon...eets/asians.htm
Sexing:
http://www.chelonia....do_elongata.htm
Hatchling Care Sheet
http://www.chelonia....longhatcare.htm
http://home.earthlin...ne/elongata.htm
Differentiating from Forsten's Tortoise
http://www.chelonia....fIforselong.htm
Effects of too much Vitamin A in the diet:
http://www.chelonia....itaminosisA.htm
Forum: The Terrific Tortoises
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Emydoidea blandingii SEE Blanding's turtle

Emydura - Short side-necked turtles of Australia
http://www.turtlepud...cs/Emydura.html
Emydura australis SEE Big Headed Turtle
Emydura krefftii SEE Krefft's River Turtle
Emydura macquarii macquarii SEE Murray River Turtle
Emydura subglobosa SEE Red-bellied short-necked turtle
Emydura subglobosa worrelli SEE Diamond Head Turtle
Emydura subglobosa subglobosa SEE Painted Turtle
Emydura tanybaraga SEE Northern Yellow-faced Turtle (Daly River)
Emydura victoriae SEE Red Face Turtle
Emydura worrelli SEE Diamond Head Turtle

Emys orbicularis SEE European Pond Turtle

European Pond Turtle, Emys orbicularis
http://www.tortoise....es/emysorb.html
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

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Posted 14 August 2004 - 04:59 PM

Flat-tailed Tortoise (Pyxis planicauda)
http://www.chelonia....nicaudacare.htm
Breeding and hatchling care: http://www.chelonia....icaudahatch.htm
Sexing:
http://www.chelonia...._planicauda.htm
Species and subspecies differentiating:
http://www.chelonia....xis_gallery.htm
Forum: The Terrific Tortoises
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Flavos SEE Asian Box Turtles

Florida Box Turtle SEE Box Turtles, North American.

Flowerback Box Turtles (Cistoclemmys galbinifrons - until recently Cuora galbinifrons) See Asian Box Turtles, subcatagory Indochinese Box Turtles

Fly River Turtle "FRT"(Carettochelys insculpta) SEE Pig Nose Turtle

Forest Hingeback tortoise(Kinixys erosa)
http://66.201.110.20...inixysscare.htm
Sexing:
http://www.chelonia....nixys_erosa.htm
Differentiating Species and Subspecies:
http://www.chelonia....meana_erosa.htm
http://66.201.110.20...xys_gallery.htm
http://66.201.110.205/Quizzes/quiz.htm
Forum: The Terrific Tortoises
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Forsten’s Tortoise – Indotestudo forstenii © http://www.chelonia....rsteniicare.htm
Sexing:
http://www.chelonia....o_forstenii.htm
Differentiating from Elongated Tortoise:
http://www.chelonia....fIforselong.htm
Forum: The Terrific Tortoises
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Four Eyed Turtle or Asian Four Eyed Turtle
Asian Four-Eyed Turtles - genus Sacalia
http://www.turtlepud...cs/sacalia.html
Four Eyed Turtle (Sacalia quadriocellata)
http://www.austinstu...are/cs-4eye.htm
Beal's Four-Eyed Turtle(Sacalia bealei)
http://www.austinstu...s-beals4eye.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Four-toed Tortoise SEE Russian Tortoise

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Posted 14 August 2004 - 04:59 PM

Galapagos tortoise(Geochelone nigra)
http://www.anapsid.org/chaco4.html
Plight of Pinzon Island Tortoise:
http://www.tortoise....ves/pinzon.html
Keepers Notes:
http://www.tortoise....ives/galop.html
http://www.tortoise....s/galopgee.html
Picture Gallery: http://www.chelonia....gra_gallery.htm
Forum: The Terrific Tortoises
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Geochelone carbonaria SEE Red-foot Tortoises
Geochelone chilensis SEE Chaco Tortoise
Geochelone denticulata SEE Yellow-foot Tortoise
Geochelone elegans SEE Star Tortoise (Indian Star Tortoise)
Geochelone nigra SEE Galapagos tortoise
Geochelone pardalis SEE Leopard Tortoise
Geochelone platynota SEE Burmese Star Tortoise
Geochelone radiata SEE Radiated Tortoises
Geochelone sulcata SEE Sulcata Tortoise
Geochelone travancorica SEE Travancore Tortoise
Geochelone yriphora SEE Angonoka

Geoemyda spengleri SEE Vietnamese Leaf Turtle

Geoffroy's Sideneck(Phrynops geoffroanus)
http://www.austinstu.../cs-geoside.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Geometric and Tent Tortoises (Psammobates)
Psammobates oculifer - Serrated or Kalahari tent tortoise
Psammobates geometricus - Geometric tortoise
Psammobates tentorius - Tent tortoise
http://www.chelonia....mobatescare.htm
Forum: The Terrific Tortoises
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Giant Asian River Terrapin or turtle(Batagur baska ) SEE Batagurine Turtles

Giant Asian pond turtles (Heosemys grandis)
http://www.geocities...mysgrandis.html
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Gibba Turtle(Phrynops gibbus)
http://www.austinstu...re/cs-gibba.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Glyptemys insculpta(North American Wood) SEE Wood Turtles

“Golden Greek” Tortoise SEE [teal] Mediterranean Spur Thigh "Greek" Tortoises (Testudo graeca ibera / Testudo ibera)[/teal]

Golden Thread -- SEE Chinese Golden Thread

Gopherus agassizii SEE Desert Tortoise
Gopherus berlandieri SEE Texas Tortoise
Gopherus polyphemus SEE Gopher Tortoise

Gopher Tortoise – (Gopherus polyphemus)
http://www.chelonia....yphemuscare.htm
http://www.tortoise....ves/gopher.html
http://www.enature.c...p;curPageNum=34
Upper Respiratory Disease:
http://www.tortoise....ves/brown1.html
Name Source:
http://www.tortoise....s/gophname.html
Forum: The Terrific Tortoises

Graptemys SEE Map Turtles
-Graptemys barbouri(Barbour's Map) SEE Map Turtles
-Graptemys caglei(Cagle's Map) SEE Map Turtles
-Graptemys flavimaculata(Yellow-Blothed Sawback) SEE Map Turtles
-Graptemys geographica(Common Map) SEE Map Turtles
-Graptemys gibbonsi(Pascagoula Map) SEE Map Turtles
-Graptemys nigrinoda delticola(Southern Black-Knobbed Sawback) SEE Map Turtles
-Graptemys nigrinoda nigrinoda(Black-Knobbed Sawback) SEE Map Turtles
-Graptemys oculifera(Ringed Map Turtle or Ringed Sawback) SEE Map Turtles
-Graptemys ouachitensis ouachitensis(Ouachita Map) SEE Map Turtles
-Graptemys ouachitensis sabinensis(Sabine Map) SEE Map Turtles
-Graptemys pseudogeographica kohnii(Mississippi Map) SEE Map Turtles
-Graptemys pseudogeographica pseudogeographica(False Map) SEE Map Turtles
-Graptemys pulchra(Alabama Map) SEE Map Turtles
-Graptemys versa(Texas Map) SEE Map Turtles

Greater padloper (Homopus femoralis) SEE Padloper

Greek Tortoise (Testudo Graeca Ibera) SEE Mediterranean Spur Thigh "Greek" Tortoises (Testudo graeca ibera / Testudo ibera)

Green Sea Turtle(Chelonia mydas)
http://www.tortoise....ives/green.html
http://www.enature.c...p;curPageNum=37
FORUM: Sea Turtle Forum

Gulf Coast box turtle(T. carolina major) SEE Box turtles, North American

Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata)
http://www.enature.c...p;curPageNum=38
FORUM: Sea Turtle Forum

Heosemys grandis SEE Giant Asian pond turtles
Heosemys leytensis SEE Leyte Pond Turtle
Heosemys spinosa SEE Spiny Turtles

Hermann’s Tortoises (Testudo hermanni)
http://www.chelonia....ortoisecare.htm
[teal]Eastern Hermann's Tortoise(Testudo hermanni boettgeri)[/teal]
http://www.austinstu...asthermanns.htm
[teal]Western Herman's Tortoise(Testudo hermanni hermanni)[/teal]
http://www.austinstu...esthermanns.htm
http://www.tortoise....ves/herman.html
Sexing:
http://www.chelonia....do_hermanni.htm
Differentiating from other species:
http://www.chelonia....udo_gallery.htm
Forum: The Terrific Tortoises
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Hinged Tortoises or Hing-back Tortoises(Kinixys) or African Hinge-back Tortoise
http://www.unc.edu/~...ff/kinixys.html
Differentiating species and subspecies:
http://www.chelonia....meana_erosa.htm
http://www.chelonia....xys_gallery.htm
http://www.chelonia....uizzes/quiz.htm
Kinixys belliana belliana - Bell’s or Lowveld hinged tortoise*
Kinixys belliana spekii - Savanna hinged tortoise*
Kinixys spekii - Speck’s hingeback tortoise, Sexing: http://www.chelonia....ixys_spekii.htm
Kinixys natalensis - Natal hinged tortoise*
Kinixys belliana nogueyi – Western hingeback
http://www.tortoise....es/kinixys.html
Kinixys belliana zombensis – Southeastern hingeback
Kinixys erosa – Serrated hingeback or Forest Hingeback tortoise
http://66.201.110.20...inixysscare.htm
Sexing:
http://www.chelonia....nixys_erosa.htm
Differentiating Species and Subspecies:
http://www.chelonia....meana_erosa.htm
http://66.201.110.20...xys_gallery.htm
http://66.201.110.205/Quizzes/quiz.htm
Forum: The Terrific Tortoises
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics
Kinixys homeana – Home’s hingeback
Kinixys lobatsiana – Lobatse hingeback*
http://www.chelonia....inixysscare.htm
http://www.tortoiset...e/ckinixys.html
http://www.unc.edu/~...ff/kinixys.html
Forum: The Terrific Tortoises
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Homopus SEE Padloper Tortoise
-Homopus areolatus(Common Padloper Tortoise) SEE Padloper Tortoise
-Homopus bergeri(Nama padloper) SEE Padloper Tortoise
-Homopus boulengeri SEE Padloper Tortoise
-Homopus femoralis (Greater padloper) SEE Padloper Tortoise
-Homopus s. signatus(Namaqualand Speckled Padloper) SEE Padloper Tortoise
-Homopus signatus(Speckled padloper or The Speckled Torotise) SEE Padloper Tortoise

Horsefield or Horsfield Tortoise SEE Russian Tortoise

Hydromedusa Tectifera SEE Argentine snake-necked turtle

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Posted 14 August 2004 - 04:59 PM

Impressed tortoise, Manouria impressa
http://www.tortoise....s/impressa.html
Sexing:
http://www.chelonia....ia_impressa.htm
Differentiating from closely related species:
http://www.chelonia....uriagallery.htm
Forum: The Terrific Tortoises
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Indian Flapshell Turtle (Lissemys punctata)
Sexing:
http://www.chelonia...._L_punctata.htm
Differentiating species and subspecies:
http://www.chelonia....mys_gallery.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Indian Star: See Star Tortoise

Indian Tent Turtle SEE Tent Turtle

Indonesian Snakeneck Turtle(Macrochelodina Rugosa)
http://www.austinstu...cs-indsnake.htm

Indotestudo elongata SEE Elongated Tortoises
Indotestudo forsteni SEE Travancore Tortoise
Indotestudo forstenii SEE Forsten’s Tortoise

Irwin's Turtle(Elseya irwini)
http://www.deh.gov.a...ChecklistMode=1
Differentiating Species and Subspecies:
http://www.chelonia....eya_gallery.htm
http://www.carettoch...elseya_pics.htm
http://emys.geo.orst...eya/Elseya.html
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Iverson's Pond Turtle (Mauremys iversoni)
Pictures only: http://www.chelonia....mys_gallery.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Japanese Pond Turtle - Mauremys japonica
http://www.turtlepud...s/Mauremys.html
Pictures only: http://www.chelonia....mys_gallery.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Kachuga tentoria SEE Tent Turtle

Karoo padloper (Homopus boulengeri) SEE Padloper

Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle
http://www.enature.c...p;curPageNum=39
FORUM: Sea Turtle Forum

Kinixys SEE Hinged Tortoises or Hing-back Tortoises
-Kinixys belliana belliana (Bell’s or Lowveld hinged tortoise) SEE Hinged Tortoises or Hing-back Tortoises
-Kinixys belliana nogueyi (Western Hinge-back Tortoise) SEE Western Hinge-back Tortoise
-Kinixys belliana spekii (Savanna hinged tortoise) SEE Hinged Tortoises or Hing-back Tortoises
-Kinixys spekii (Speck’s hingeback tortoise) SEE Hinged Tortoises or Hing-back Tortoises
-Kinixys natalensis (Natal hinged tortoise) SEE Hinged Tortoises or Hing-back Tortoises
-Kinixys belliana nogueyi (Western hingeback) SEE Hinged Tortoises or Hing-back Tortoises
-Kinixys belliana zombensis (Southeastern hingeback) SEE Hinged Tortoises or Hing-back Tortoises
-Kinixys erosa (Serrated hingeback or Forest Hingeback tortoise) SEE Hinged Tortoises or Hing-back Tortoises
-Kinixys homeana (Home’s hingeback) SEE Hinged Tortoises or Hing-back Tortoises
-Kinixys lobatsiana (Lobatse hingeback) SEE Hinged Tortoises or Hing-back Tortoises
-Kinixys spekii SEE Speck’s hingeback tortoise

Kinosternon SEE Mud Turtles
-Kinosternon acutum(Tabasco Mud Turtle)SEE Mud Turtles
-Kinosternon alamosae(Alamos Mud turtle)SEE Mud Turtles
-Kinosternon angustipons(Narrow-bridged Mud turtle)SEE Mud Turtles
-Kinosternon baurii(Striped Mud turtle ALSO KNOWN AS Three Striped Mud Turtle)SEE Mud Turtles
-Kinosternon creaseri(Creaser's Mud turtle)SEE Mud Turtles
-Kinosternon dunni(Dunn’s Mud turtle)SEE Mud Turtles
-Kinosternon flavescens(Yellow Mud turtle)SEE Mud Turtles
-Kinosternon herrerai(Herrera's Mud turtle)SEE Mud Turtles
-Kinosternon hirtipes(Rough-footed Mud turtle)SEE Mud Turtles
-Kinosternon integrum(Mexican Mud turtle)SEE Mud Turtles
-Kinosternon leucostomum(White-lipped Mud turtle)SEE Mud Turtles
-Kinosternon longicaudatum(Mud Turtle)SEE Mud Turtles
-Kinosternon oaxacae(Oaxaca Mud turtle)SEE Mud Turtles
-Kinosternon scorpioides(Scorpion Mud turtle)SEE Mud Turtles
-Kinosternon sonoriense(Sonoran Mud turtle)SEE Mud Turtles
-Kinosternon subrubrum(Eastern Mud turtle)SEE Mud Turtles
-Kinosternon subrubrum hipposrepis(Mississippi Mud Turtle)SEE Mud Turtles

Krefft's River Turtle(Emydura krefftii)
Differentiating Species and Subspecies:
http://www.chelonia....ura_gallery.htm
Sexing:
http://www.carettoch....com/gender.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Kwangtung River Turtle (Chinemys nigricans)
http://www.chelonia....gricanscare.htm
Species and subspecies identification:
http://www.chelonia....emysgallery.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Leatherback Turtle(Dermochelys coriacea)
http://www.enature.c...p;curPageNum=35
FORUM: The Sea Turtles

Leopard Tortoise – Geochelone pardalis
http://www.chelonia....ardaliscare.htm
http://www.chelonia....ardaliscare.htm
http://www.tortoiset.../cpardalis.html
http://www.tortoise....s/pardalis.html
http://www.geocities...eopardcare.html
http://proherper.com/content/view/71/
Differentiating Species:
http://www.chelonia....one_gallery.htm
A website:
http://www.africantortoise.com/
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics
FORUM: The Terrific Tortoises

Leyte Pond Turtle - Heosemys leytensis
http://www.turtletim...showtopic=23142
Heosemys leytensis
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Lissemys punctata SEE Indian Flapshell Turtle

Loggerhead-Caretta caretta
http://www.enature.c...p;curPageNum=36
FORUM: The Sea Turtles

Edited by BarbReader, 03 January 2007 - 08:32 AM.


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Posted 14 August 2004 - 04:59 PM

Macrochelodina Rugosa SEE Indonesian Snakeneck Turtle

Macroclemys temminckii SEE Alligator Snapping Turtle

Madagascar Ploughshare Tortoise SEE Angonoka (geochelone yriphora)

Malaclemys terrapin SEE Diamondback Terripans
-Malaclemys terrapin centrata (Carolina Diamondback) SEE Diamondback Terripans
-Malaclemys terrapin littoralis (Texas Diamondback) SEE Diamondback Terripans
-Malaclemys terrapin macrospilota(Ornate Diamondback) SEE Diamondback Terripans
-Malaclemys terrapin pileata(Mississippi Diamondback) SEE Diamondback Terripans
-Malaclemys terrapin rhizophorarum(Mangrove Diamondback) SEE Diamondback Terripans
-Malaclemys terrapin tequesta(Florida East Coast Diamondback) SEE Diamondback Terripans
-Malaclemys terrapin terrapin(Northern Diamondback) SEE Diamondback Terripans

Malacochersus tornieri SEE Pancake Tortoise

Malaysian Black Mud Turtle - Borneo Black Leaf Turtle - Siebenrockiella crassicollis aka Smiling Terrapin, Black Terrapin, or Black Mud Turtle
http://www.turtlepud...assicollis.html
Differentiating from other Asian Leaf Turtles:
http://www.turtlepud...otics/leaf.html
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Malaysian box turtle (Cuora amboinensis) SEE Asian Box Turtles, subheading Malaysian Box Turtle

Manouria emys SEE Burmese Mountain Tortoise

Manouria impressa SEE Impressed tortoise

Map Turtles (Graptemys) Care
http://www.chelonia....aptemyscare.htm
http://www.micronet..../graptemys.html
http://www.unc.edu/~...stuff/maps.html
Conservation:
http://www.tortoise....s/graptemy.html
Species and subspecies identification:
http://www.chelonia....emysgallery.htm
Index
http://www.austinstu...e/care-maps.htm
Alabama Map(Graptemys pulchra)
http://www.austinstu...-alabamamap.htm
http://www.enature.c...p;curPageNum=22
Barbour's Map(Graptemys barbouri)
http://www.austinstu...e/cs-barmap.htm
http://www.tortoise....my.html#barbour
Black-Knobbed Sawback(Graptemys nigrinoda nigrinoda)
http://www.austinstu...re/cs-bkmap.htm
Cagle's Map(Graptemys caglei)
http://www.austinstu...e/cs-cagmap.htm
http://www.tortoise....emy.html#cagles
Common Map(Graptemys geographica)
http://www.austinstu...e/cs-commap.htm
http://www.austinstu...orthern_map.htm
http://www.enature.c...p;curPageNum=19
False Map(Graptemys pseudogeographica pseudogeographica)
http://www.austinstu...e/cs-falmap.htm
http://www.enature.c...p;curPageNum=21
Mississippi Map(Graptemys pseudogeographica kohnii)
http://www.austinstu...issippi_map.htm
Northern (Common) Map(Graptemys geographica) SEE Common Map
Ouachita Map(Graptemys ouachitensis ouachitensis)
http://www.austinstu...e/cs-ouamap.htm
http://www.enature.c...p;curPageNum=20
Pascagoula Map(Graptemys gibbonsi)
http://www.austinstu...e/cs-pasmap.htm
Ringed Map Turtle or
Ringed Sawback (Graptemys oculifera)

http://www.tortoise....y.html#oculifer
Sabine Map(Graptemys ouachitensis sabinensis)
http://www.austinstu...e/cs-sabine.htm
Southern Black-Knobbed Sawback(Graptemys nigrinoda delticola) SEE Black Knobbed Sawback.
Texas Map(Graptemys versa)
http://www.austinstu...e/cs-texmap.htm
Yellow-Blotched Map Turtle or Yellow-BlotchedSawback(Graptemys flavimaculata)
austinsturtlepages on yellow blotched maps
http://www.tortoise....emy.html#yellow
http://www.enature.c...p;curPageNum=18
Breeding Maps
http://www.unc.edu/~...stuff/maps.html
A website: http://www.graptemys.com/index2.htm
FORUM: Map Turtles and Diamond Back Terrapins

Marginated Tortoise(Testudo marginata)
http://www.chelonia....rginatacare.htm
Hibernation: http://www.chelonia....nationpaula.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics
FORUM: The Terrific Tortoises

Mata Mata - (Chelus fimbriatus) also known as Mata-mata, and matamata. older scientific names include:
Testudo terrestris FERMIN 1765 (nomen oblitum, non T.t. Forskål 1775)
Testudo fimbriata SCHNEIDER 1783
Testudo fimbria GMELIN 1789 (nomen subst. pro T. fimbriata SCHNEIDER)
Testudo matamata BRUGUIÈRE 1792
Testudo bi-spinosa DAUDIN 1802
Testudo rapara GRAY 1831 (nomen nudum)
Testudo raparara GRAY 1844 (nomen nudum)
Testudo raxarara GRAY 1855 (nomen nudum)
Chelys fimbriata - GÜNTHER 1882
Chelys fimbriata - BOULENGER 1889
Chelus fimbriatus - MERTENS 1934
Chelus fimbriata - IVERSON 1992
Chelus fimbriatus - GORZULA & SEÑARIS 1999
http://www.chelonia..../cheluscare.htm
http://www.tortoise....s/matamata.html
http://www.unc.edu/~...stuff/mata.html
Species and subspecies identification:
http://www.chelonia....lus_gallery.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Mauremys annamensis SEE Annan Pond Turtle
Mauremys caspica SEE Caspian Pond Turtle
Mauremys iversoni SEE Iverson's Pond Turtle
Mauremys japonica SEE Japanese Pond Turtle
Mauremys leprosa SEE Mediterranean Pond Turtle
Mauremys mutica SEE Asian Yellow Pond Turtle
Mauremys mutica kami SEE Ryukyu Yellow Pond Turtle
Mauremys pritchardi SEE Pritchard's Pond Turtle

Mediterranean Pond Turtle(Mauremys leprosa)
Pictures only: http://www.chelonia....mys_gallery.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Mediterranean Spur Thigh "Greek" Tortoises (Testudo graeca ibera / Testudo ibera)
http://www.chelonia....s/iberacare.htm
http://www.tortoiset...re/cgraeca.html
http://www.tortoise....es/tgraeca.html
Golden Greek Tortoise (Testudo graeca terrestris / Testudo graeca floweri):
http://www.chelonia....engreekcare.htm
What is a golden greek tortoise?
http://www.chelonia....atisagolden.htm
Identify species and subspecies:
http://www.chelonia....ris_gallery.htm
Video: Breeding Golden Greeks:
http://www.chelonia....s/WCT_Video.htm
Sexing Greeks:
http://www.chelonia....tudo_graeca.htm
A website with a booklet: http://www.tlady.cla...ide/GuideDl.htm
A booklet: http://www.tlady.cla...Guide/Guide.PDF
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics
FORUM: The Terrific Tortoises

Mesoamerican River Turtle(Dermatemys mawii) also known as the Central American River Turtle
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Mexican Wood Turtle SEE Wood Turtles

Mud Turtles - (Kinosternon)
http://www.chelonia....ernidaecare.htm
http://members.aol.c.../MudMusk-1.html
http://www.unc.edu/~...stuff/mud2.html
http://hometown.aol....rt3475/Muds.htm
Classifications: http://www.nafcon.di...nosternidae.htm
Identifying species and subspecies:
http://www.chelonia....rnongallery.htm
- Tabasco Mud Turtle (Kinosternon acutum)
– Alamos Mud turtle (Kinosternon alamosae)
- Narrow-bridged Mud turtle (Kinosternon angustipons)
- Striped Mud turtle (Kinosternon baurii)[ALSO KNOWN AS Three Striped Mud Turle]
http://www.unc.edu/~...tuff/bauri.html
http://www.austinstu...striped_mud.htm
http://www.enature.c...mp;curPageNum=3
- Creaser's Mud turtle (Kinosternon creaseri)
- Dunn’s Mud turtle (Kinosternon dunni)
- Yellow Mud turtle (Kinosternon flavescens)
http://www.enature.c...mp;curPageNum=4
- Herrera's Mud turtle (Kinosternon herrerai)
- Rough-footed Mud turtle (Kinosternon hirtipes)
– Mexican Mud turtle (Kinosternon integrum)
- White-lipped Mud turtle (Kinosternon leucostomum)
- Mud Turtle (Kinosternon longicaudatum)
– Oaxaca Mud turtle (Kinosternon oaxacae)
- Scorpion Mud turtle (Kinosternon scorpioides)
- Sonoran Mud turtle (Kinosternon sonoriense)
- Eastern Mud turtle (Kinosternon subrubrum)
http://www.enature.c...mp;curPageNum=5
-- Mississippi Mud Turtle (Kinosternon subrubrum hipposrepis)
http://www.austinstu...e/cs-mismud.htm
http://www.enature.c...mp;curPageNum=6
FORUM: Snappers,Softshells,Muds,and Musks

Murray River Turtle: (Emydura macquarii macquarii)
http://www.turtlepud...cs/Emydura.html
Differentiating Species and Subspecies:
http://www.chelonia....ura_gallery.htm
Sexing:
http://www.carettoch....com/gender.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Murray Turtle: SEE Murray River Turtle

Musk Turtles - (Sternotherus)
http://www.chelonia....otheruscare.htm
http://members.aol.c.../MudMusk-1.html
http://www.unc.edu/~...stuff/mud2.html
Identifying species and subspecies:
http://www.chelonia....erusgallery.htm
- Loggerhead Musk(Sternotherus minor)
http://www.austinstu...e/cs-logger.htm
http://www.enature.c...mp;curPageNum=8
- Pacific Coast Giant Musk Turtle (Staurotypus salvinii)
Sexing:
http://www.chelonia...._S_salvinii.htm
http://www.empireoft...us_salvinii.htm
- Razorback Musk(Sternotherus carinatus)
http://www.austinstu...e/cs-razrbk.htm
- Stinkpot (Common Musk)(Sternotherus odaratus)
http://www.austinstu...et-stinkpot.htm
http://www.enature.c...mp;curPageNum=9
- Flattened Musk Turtle (Sternotherus depressus)
http://www.enature.c...mp;curPageNum=7
FORUM: Snappers,Softshells,Muds,and Musks

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 08:26 AM

Nama padloper (Homopus bergeri) See Padloper

Namaqualand Speckled Padloper (Homopus s. signatus) See Padloper

Namoi River Turtle (Elseya belli) also known as Bell's Turtle, Bell's Saw-shelled Turtle, SEE Bell's Turtle

Narrow-Breasted Snake-Necked Turtle (Chelodina oblonga) or Oblong Turtle
http://www.carettoch...a_oblonga_1.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

New Guinea Snakeneck Turtle(Chelodina novaeguineae)
Classification and identification:
http://www.chelonia....ina_gallery.htm
http://www.carettoch...odina_canni.htm
http://ip30.eti.uva....n...rten&id=144
Range:
http://www.carettoch...lodina_main.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

New Guinea Snapping Turtle (Elseya novaeguineae)
http://www.austinstu...e/cs-ngsnap.htm
Differentiating Species and Subspecies:
http://www.chelonia....eya_gallery.htm
http://www.carettoch...elseya_pics.htm
http://emys.geo.orst...eya/Elseya.html
Sexing:
http://www.chelonia....ing_Ebrandi.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

North American Box Turtles (Terrapene) SEE Box Turtles, North American

North American Wood(Glyptemys insculpta) SEE Wood Turtles

Northern Snapping Turtle (Elseya dentata) (Australian Species)
Differentiating Species and Subspecies:
http://www.chelonia....eya_gallery.htm
http://www.carettoch...elseya_pics.htm
http://emys.geo.orst...eya/Elseya.html
Sexing:
http://www.chelonia....ing_Ebrandi.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics
FORUM: The Terrific Tortoises

Northern Yellow-faced Turtle (Daly River)-- (Emydura tanybaraga) SEE Yellow Faced Turtle

Ocadia sinensis SEE Chinese Golden Thread

Ornate Box Turtle(Terrapene ornata ornata) SEE Box Turtles, North American

Ornate Wood Turtle (Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima) See Wood Turtles

Pacific Pond Turtle(Clemmys marmorata) also known as the Western Pond Turtle
http://www.tortoise....es/pacpond.html
http://www.enature.c...p;curPageNum=16
FORUM: Woods,and Spots

Padloper Tortoise (Homopus)
- Common Padloper or Parrot beaked tortoise (Homopus areolatus)
http://www.chelonia....usareolatus.htm
http://www.chelonia....Homopuscare.htm
- Greater padloper (Homopus femoralis)
http://www.chelonia....usareolatus.htm
- Karoo or Boulenger's padloper (Homopus boulengeri)
- Nama or Berger's padloper (Homopus bergeri)
- Namaqualand Speckled Padloper (Homopus s. signatus)
http://www.chelonia....es/signatus.htm
- Speckled padloper (Homopus signatus)
http://www.tortoise....s/speckled.html
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics
FORUM: The Terrific Tortoises

Painted Batagur(Callagur borneoensis) See Batagurine Turtles or Batagur Turtle

Painted Turtle(Chrysemys picta)[North American]
http://www.tortoise....s/chrysemy.html
http://www.chelonia....rysemyscare.htm
http://members.aol.c.../Painted-1.html
http://www.enature.c...p;curPageNum=11
Classifications:
http://www.chelonia....ntedturtles.htm
http://www.chelonia....mys_gallery.htm
- Eastern Painted(Chrysemys picta picta) http://www.austinstu...ern_painted.htm
- Midland Painted(Chrysemys picta marginata) http://www.austinstu...and_painted.htm
- Southern Painted(Chrysemys picta dorsalis)
http://www.austinstu...e/cs-spaint.htm
- Western Painted(Chrysemys picta belli)
http://www.austinstu...ern_painted.htm
http://www.enature.c...p;curPageNum=12
Sexing:
http://www.chelonia....semys_picta.htm
FORUM: Red Eared Sliders and Painteds

Painted Turtle(Emydura subglobosa subglobosa)[Austrialian]
http://www.carettoch...ion_emy_sub.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Pan's Box Turtle - Cuora pani SEE Asian Box Turtles

Pancake Tortoise (Malacochersus tornieri)
http://www.chelonia....orniericare.htm
http://www.unc.edu/~...f/pancake2.html
http://www.unc.edu/~...ff/pancake.html
http://www.tortoise....ves/malaco.html
http://pic6.piczo.co...g=16910752&cr=6
Differentiating species and subspecies:
http://www.chelonia....sus_gallery.htm
Source of Name: http://www.tortoise....s/malaname.html
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics
FORUM: The Terrific Tortoises

Parrot beaked tortoise (Common padloper) (Homopus areolatus) SEE Padloper

Pelodiscus sinensis SEE Chinese Soft Shell

Pelusios subniger SEE African Black Mud Turtle or African Mud Turtle or African Sidenecked Turtle

Phrynops geoffroanus SEE Geoffroy's Sideneck
Phrynops gibbus SEE Gibba Turtle
Phrynops hilarii SEE Spot-Bellied Sideneck

Pig-Nose Turtle ("PNT")(Carettochelys insculpta) Also known as the Fly River Turtle, Plateless River Turtle, Pitted Shell Turtle, Two Toed Turtle, Warradjan, and Yirrian)
http://www.carettoch...description.htm
http://www.carettoch...ys/behavior.htm
http://www.tortoise....es/pignose.html
Diet:
http://www.carettoch...chelys/food.htm
Cleanliness:
http://www.carettoch...helys/water.htm
Multimedia Presentation index:
http://www.carettoch.../multimedia.htm
http://www.chelodina.com/10.htm
http://www.austinstu...iver_turtle.htm
Food:
http://www.carettoch...chelys/food.htm
Sexing:
http://www.chelonia....rettochelys.htm
Breeding:
http://www.carettoch...ys/breeding.htm
Distribution and origins in the wild:
http://www.carettoch...istribution.htm
http://www.carettoch...lys/habitat.htm
http://www.carettoch...elys/origin.htm
Differentiating Species and subspecies:
http://www.chelonia....lys_gallery.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Pink-bellied Sideneck[emydura subglobosa] SEE Red-bellied Shortneck Turtle

Pitted Shell Turtle SEE Pig Nose Turtle

Plateless River Turtle SEE Pig Nose Turtle

Platemys platycephala SEE South American Flat-headed Turtle (Twistnecks)

Platysternon megacephalum SEE Big-Headed Turtle

Ploughshare Tortoise SEE Angonoka (geochelone yriphora)

Podocnemis unifilis SEE Yellow-Spotted Amazon River Turtle

Pritchard's Pond Turtle (Mauremys pritchardi)
Pictures only: http://www.chelonia....mys_gallery.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Pritchard's Snake-Neck Turtle (Chelodina pritchardi)
http://www.carettoch...lodina_main.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Psammobates SEE Geometric and Tent Tortoises
-Psammobates oculifer (Serrated or Kalahari tent tortoise)
-Psammobates geometricus (Geometric tortoise)
-Psammobates tentorius (Tent tortoise)

Pseudemydura umbrina SEE Western Swamp Tortoise

Pseudemys SEE Cooter
-Pseudemys concinna(River Cooter) SEE Cooter
-Pseudemys nelsoni(Red-Bellied Turtle) SEE Cooter
-Pseudemys peninsularia(Peninsula Cooter) SEE Cooter
-Pseudemys rubriventris(Eastern Red-Bellied Turtle) SEE Cooter

Pyxidea mouhotii(Keeled (Jagged Shell) Box Turtle) SEE Asian Box Turtles

Pyxis planicauda SEE Flat-tailed Tortoise

Edited by BarbReader, 03 January 2007 - 09:24 PM.


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Posted 17 December 2006 - 10:13 AM

Radiated Tortoises (Geochelone radiata)
http://www.chelonia....radiatacare.htm
http://www.unc.edu/~...f/radiated.html
http://www.tortoise....es/radiata.html
Differentiating species and subspecies:
http://www.chelonia....es/starquiz.htm
2 Videos: One about breeding, one showing 'rain dance':
http://www.chelonia....s/WCT_Video.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics
FORUM: The Terrific Tortoises

Redbelly Turtles(Pseudemys) SEE Cooters or Redbelly Turtles

Red-bellied Sideneck Turtle[Emydura subglobosa] SEE Red Bellied Short Neck Turtle.

Red-bellied Short-necked Turtle,(Emydura subglobosa)Also known as the Pink bellied Sideneck or the Red-bellied sideneck
http://www.tortoise....s/albertis.html
http://www.austinstu.../cs-redside.htm
http://www.turtlepud...cs/Emydura.html
Differentiating Species and Subspecies:
http://www.chelonia....ura_gallery.htm
Sexing:
http://www.carettoch....com/gender.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Red-Eared Slider. SEE Sliders

Red Face Turtle(Emydura victoriae)
http://www.carettoch...e_victoriae.htm
http://www.carettoch...ood_emydura.htm
http://www.carettoch...ing_emydura.htm
http://www.carettoch...ior_emydura.htm
Sexing:
http://www.carettoch....com/gender.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Red-foot Tortoises (Geochelone carbonaria) See also Yellow Foot Tortoise (care is similar)
http://www.chelonia....redfootcare.htm
http://www.tortoise....s/carbonar.html
http://www.austinstu.../cs-redfoot.htm
http://pic6.piczo.co...g=15032794&cr=6
Sexing:
http://www.chelonia...._carbonaria.htm
Breeding Video:
http://www.chelonia....s/WCT_Video.htm
Differentiating Red-Footed and Yellow-Footed Tortoises and other species identification information:
http://www.tortoise....s/carbdent.html
http://www.chelonia....one_gallery.htm
Feeding:
http://www.tortoiset...g_redfoots.html
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics
FORUM: The Terrific Tortoises

******* Pond Turtle (Chinemys nigricans) SEE Kwangtung River Turtle

Reeve's Turtle (Chinemys reevesii)
http://www.chelonia....eevesiicare.htm
http://www.tortoise....ves/reeves.html
http://www.unc.edu/~...uff/Reeves.html
Differentiating species and subspecies:
http://www.chelonia....emysgallery.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Reimann's Snake-necked Turtle(Chelodina reimanni)
Range:
http://www.carettoch...lodina_main.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Rhinoclemmys areolata(Furrowed Wood Turtle)SEE Wood Turtles
Rhinoclemmys diademata(Diadem Wood Turtle)SEE Wood Turtles
Rhinoclemmys funerea(Black Wood Turtle)SEE Wood Turtles
Rhinoclemmys melanosterna(Columbian Wood Turtle)SEE Wood Turtles
Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima(Ornate Wood Turtle) SEE Wood Turtles
Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima incisa(Honduran Wood Turtle)SEE Wood Turtles
Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima manni(Central American Ornate Wood or Painted Wood) SEE Wood Turtles
Rhinoclemmys punctularia(Spot-legged Turtle)SEE Wood Turtles
Rhinoclemmys punctularia punctularia(South American Wood) SEE Wood Turtles
Rhinoclemmys rubida(Mexican Spotted Wood Turtle) reclassified as Chelopus rubida SEE Wood Turtles

Ringed Map Turtle SEE Map Turtles, subcatagory Sawbacks

River Cooter(Pseudemys concinna), See Cooter

Roti Island Snake-necked Turtle (Chelodina mccordi)
Range:
http://www.carettoch...lodina_main.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Russian Box Turtle SEE Russian Tortoise

Russian Tortoises - Testudo (Agrionemys) horsfieldii
http://www.chelonia....antortoises.htm
http://www.chelonia...._horsfieldi.htm
http://www.austinstu.../cs-russian.htm
http://www.geocities...ussiancare.html
http://www.tortoise....hives/russ.html
http://www.anapsid.org/russian2.html
http://pic6.piczo.co...g=15570255&cr=6
Species and subspecies identification:
http://www.chelonia....udo_gallery.htm
Sexing:
http://www.chelonia...._horsfieldi.htm
Combat injuries:
http://www.chelonia....toisecombat.htm
A Website: http://russiantortoise.org/
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics
FORUM: The Terrific Tortoises

Ryukyu Yellow Pond Turtle (Mauremys mutica kami)
Pictures only: http://www.chelonia....mys_gallery.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Edited by BarbReader, 03 January 2007 - 09:33 PM.


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Posted 17 December 2006 - 10:39 AM

Sacalia SEE Four Eyed Turtle
-Sacalia bealei (Beal's Four-Eyed Turtle) SEE Four Eyed Turtle
-Sacalia quadriocellata (Four Eyed Turtle) SEE Four Eyed Turtle

SawbacksSEE Map Turtles

Saw-Shelled Snapping Turtle SEE Saw-Shelled Turtle

Saw-Shelled Turtle (Elseya latisternum) also known as Serrated Snapping Turtle, Eastern Snapping Turtle, Saw-shelled Snapping Turtle, Eastern Snapping Tortoise. Native to Australia
Description:
http://www.jcu.edu.a...latisternum.PDF
http://www.carettoch...elseya_pics.htm
Differentiating Species and Subspecies:
http://www.chelonia....eya_gallery.htm
http://www.carettoch...elseya_pics.htm
http://emys.geo.orst...eya/Elseya.html
Sexing:
http://www.chelonia....ing_Ebrandi.htm
Website:
http://www.wildherps...atisternum.html
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Sea Turtles (Cheloniidae)
FORUM: Sea Turtles

Serrated Snapping Turtle SEE Saw Shelled Turtle

Siebenrockiella crassicollis SEE Malaysian Black Mud Turtle - Borneo Black Leaf Turtle

SLIDERS (Trachemys scripta)
http://www.chelonia....achemyscare.htm
http://www.anapsid.org/reslider.html
http://www.enature.c...p;curPageNum=31
http://members.aol.c.../Sliders-1.html
http://home.earthlin...nine/slider.htm
http://www.tortoise....es/elegans.html
http://www.geocities...bubbysworld.geo
http://www2.polarcom...anson/fort3.htm
http://www.tpwd.stat...iles/slider.htm
Websites: http://www2.polarcom...anson/fort3.htm
http://petturtle.htm...eworld_RES.html
Differentiating species and subspecies:
http://www.chelonia....emysgallery.htm
Belize Slider(Trachemys scripta venusta)
http://www.austinstu...belizslider.htm
Columbian Slider(Columbian Slider)
http://www.austinstu...bian_slider.htm
Cumberland slider(Trachemys scripta roosti)
Red-eared Slider(Trachemys scripta elegans)
http://www.austinstu..._ear_slider.htm
http://www.tortoise....es/elegans.html
http://www.anapsid.org/reslider.html
http://www.tpwd.stat...species/slider/
http://www.brentozar.com/turtles/
http://tortoisetrust...ticles/res.html
http://www.geocities...e/6127/res.html
RES in Canada: Introduction
http://www.science.m...ED-EAR/HOME.HTM
http://www.science.m...D-EAR/HOME2.HTM
http://www.science.m...ASE/RELEASE.HTM
RES in Canada: Environment: http://www.science.m...OGY/ECOLOGY.HTM
RES in Canada: Behavior: http://www.science.m...OR/BEHAVIOR.HTM
http://www.science.m...OR/PREDATOR.HTM
RES in Canada: Reproduction: http://www.science.m...PROD/REPROD.HTM
Yellow-belly slider(Trachemys scripta scripta)
http://www.austinstu...yellowbelly.htm
Index of Red-Ear information: http://www.science.m...ED-EAR/HOME.HTM
Websites: RESlider's Swamp
Venezuelan Slider(Trachemys scripta chichiriviche)
http://www.austinstu...s-venslider.htm
FORUM: Red Eared Sliders and Painteds

Snake-Necked Turtles(Chelodina longicollis)[Southern Austrailian] SEE Eastern Long Neck Turtle

Snake-Necked Turtle (Chelodina canni)[Northern Austrailian] SEE Cann's Snake Neck Turtle

Snake-Necked Turtle (Chelodina novaeguineae )[New Guinea] SEE New Guinea Snakeneck Turtle

Snake-necked Turtle (Hydormedusa Tectifera) SEE Argentine Snake-necked Turtle

Snake-necked Turtle (Macrochelodina Rugosa) SEE Indonesian Snakeneck Turtle

Snapping Turtles (Chelydra serpentina)
http://www.chelonia....helydracare.htm
http://www.tortoise....s/snapping.html
http://www.enature.c...mp;curPageNum=1
http://members.aol.c...tles/CSN-1.html
http://tortoisetrust...es/snappers.htm
Indexes of snapper information: http://www.science.m...ES/TURTLE/SNAP/
http://www.science.m.../SNAP/RESOURCE/
Some of the pages indexed:
http://www.science.m...E/SNAP/SNAP.HTM
http://www.science.m...LE/SNAP/PG2.HTM
http://www.science.m...LE/SNAP/PG3.HTM List of Books: http://www.science.m...E/SNAP/REFS.HTM
Differentiating species and subspecies:
http://www.chelonia....emysgallery.htm
Subspecies:
Chelydra serpentina serpentina
http://www.austinstu...mmonsnapper.htm
Chelydra serpentina osceola
Chelydra serpentina rossignoni
Chelydra serpentina acutirostris
Here is an account by a boardie (Shelly) of raising a snapper in captivity from the time she was a hatchling: http://www.angelfire...4/mh/index.html
Forum: Snappers, Softshells, Mud and Musk Turtles

Soft-shell turtles(Apalone)
http://www.chelonia....ftshellcare.htm
http://www.tortoise....es/apalone.html
http://www.anapsid.org/softshell.html
Black Ray Softshell(Amyda cartilaginea)
http://www.austinstu...e/cs-blkray.htm
Black Spiny Softshell(Apalone spinifera ater) SEE Spiny Softshell
Eastern Spiny Softshell)Apalone spinifera spinifera) SEE Spiny Softshell
Florida Softshell(Apalone ferox)
http://www.austinstu...e/cs-flsoft.htm
http://www.enature.c...p;curPageNum=40
Guadalupe Spiny Softshell (Apalone spinifera guadalupensis) SEE Spiny Softshell
Gulf Coast Spiny Softshell (Apalone spinifera aspera) SEE Spiny Softshell
Midlan Smooth Softshell (Apalone mutica mutica)
http://www.enature.c...p;curPageNum=42
Pallid Spiny Softshell (Apalone spinifera pallida) SEE Spiny Softshell
Texas Spiny Softshell (Apalone spinifera emoryi) SEE Spiny Softshell
Smooth Softshell(Apalone mutica)
http://www.enature.c...p;curPageNum=41
Spiny Softshell (Apalone spinifera)
http://www.austinstu...y_softshell.htm
http://www.enature.c...p;curPageNum=43
Western Spiny Softshell (Apalone spinifera hartwegi) SEE ALSO Spiny Softshell
http://www.enature.c...p;curPageNum=44
Forum: Snappers, Softshells, Mud and Musk Turtles

Soft Shell (Chinese) (Trionyx) SEE Chinese Soft Shell

South American Flat-headed Turtle (Platemys platycephala) SEE Twistneck Turtle

South American Wood (Rhinoclemmys punctularia punctularia) SEE Wood Turtles

Southeast Asian Spiny Turtles SEE Spiny Turtle

Southern New Guinea Snapping Turtle (Elseya branderhorstii)
Sexing:
http://www.chelonia....ing_Ebrandi.htm
Distinguishing Species and Subspecies:
http://www.chelonia....eya_gallery.htm
http://www.carettoch...elseya_pics.htm
http://emys.geo.orst...eya/Elseya.html
Website:
http://www.empireoft...nderhorstii.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Speck’s hingeback tortoise(Kinixys spekii)
http://www.chelonia....inixysscare.htm
Sexing:
http://www.chelonia....ixys_spekii.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics
FORUM: The Terrific Tortoises

Speckled padloper (Homopus signatus) SEE Padloper
The Speckled Tortoise, (Homopus signatus) SEE Padloper

Spiny Hill Turtles SEE Spiny Turtle

Spiny Turtles (Heosemys spinosa) also known as Southeast Asian Spiny Turtle (Cogwheel Turtle, Spiny Hill Turtle)
http://www.chelonia....spinosacare.htm
http://www.turtlepud.../H_spinosa.html
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Spot-Bellied Sideneck (Phrynops hilarii)
http://www.austinstu.../cs-sptside.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Spotted Turtles (Clemmys guttata)
http://www.chelonia....guttatacare.htm
http://www.austinstu.../cs-spotted.htm
http://www.tortoise....es/clemmys.html
http://www.enature.c...p;curPageNum=13
Sexing:
http://www.chelonia....mys_guttata.htm
Species and Subspecies identification:
http://www.chelonia....dea_gallery.htm
FORUM: Woods,and Spots

Spurred Tortoise (Geochelone sulcata) See Sulcata Tortoise.

Star Tortoise - Geochelone elegans, also known as the Indian Star Tortoise, Not to be confused with Burmese Star Tortoise, Geochelone platynota
http://www.chelonia....eleganscare.htm
http://www.austinstu...tartortoise.htm
http://www.geocities...s/starcare.html
http://www.tortoiset...e/celegans.html
http://britishchelon...eets/asians.htm
Differentiating species and subspecies:
http://www.chelonia....es/starquiz.htm
Sexing:
http://66.201.110.20...one_elegans.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics
FORUM: The Terrific Tortoises

Star Tortoise, Burmese (SEE Burmese Star Tortoise)

Staurotypus salvinii(Pacific Coast Giant Musk Turtle) SEE Musk Turtle

Steindachner's Snake-necked Turtle, Chelodina steindachneri
http://www.carettoch...ndachneri_1.htm
Range:
http://www.carettoch...lodina_main.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Steppe Tortoise SEE Russian Tortoise

Sternotherus SEE Musk Turtle
-Sternotherus carinatus(Razorback Musk) SEE Musk Turtle
-Sternotherus depressus(Flattened Musk Turtle) SEE Musk Turtle
-Sternotherus minor(Loggerhead Musk) SEE Musk Turtle
-Sternotherus minor peltifer(Stripe-neck Musk Turtle) SEE Musk Turtle
-Sternotherus odaratus(Stinkpot (Common Musk)) SEE Musk Turtle

Sulcata Tortoise(Geochelone sulcata)
World Chelonia' African Spurred Tortoise
http://www.turtlehom...caresheet.shtml
http://home.earthlin...ulcatacare.html
http://www.tortoiset...e/csulcata.html
http://www.tortoise....s/sulcata1.html
http://www.tortoise....s/sulcata2.html
http://www.tortoise....s/sulcata3.html
http://www.tortoise....s/sulcfeed.html
http://www.tortoise....es/sulcint.html
http://www.geocities...ulcatacare.html
http://www.anapsid.org/sulcata.html
http://proherper.com/content/view/72/
Improper Diet Results:
http://www.chelonia....ulcata_diet.htm
Prolapse Treatment:
http://www.chelonia....al_prolapse.htm
Sexing:
http://www.chelonia....xingsulcata.htm
Hatchling care:
http://www.chelonia....chlingdaily.htm
A Website: http://www.sulcata-station.com
http://www.africantortoise.com/
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics
FORUM: The Terrific Tortoises

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 12:54 PM

Tabasco Turtle(Dermatemys mawii) SEE Mesoamerican River Turtle

Tent Turtle or Indian Tent Turtle, (Kachuga tentoria)
http://ip30.eti.uva....n...rten&id=260
"Keeping and Breeding Freshwater Turtles" by Russ Gurley
"Turtles of the World" by Carl H. Ernst and Roger W. Barbour
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Terrapene SEE Box Turtles, North American
Terrapene carolina bauri (Florida Box Turtle) SEE Box Turtles, North American
Terrapene carolina carolina (Eastern Box Turtle) SEE Box Turtles, North American
Terrapene carolina major (Gulf Coast Box Turtle) SEE Box Turtles, North American
Terrapene carolina major (Gulf Coast Box Turtle) SEE Box Turtles, North American
Terrapene carolina triunguis (Three-toed Box Turtle) SEE Box Turtles, North American
Terrapene carolina yucatana (Yucatan Box Turtle) SEE Box Turtles, North American
Terrapene coahuila (Coahuilan Box Turtle) SEE Box Turtles, North American
Terrapene ornata luteola (Desert Box Turtle) SEE Box Turtles, North American
Terrapene ornata ornata(Ornate Box Turtle) SEE Box Turtles, North American

Testudo (Agrionemys) horsfieldii SEE Russian Tortoises
Testudo bi-spinosa SEE Mata Mata
Testudo fimbriata SEE Mata Mata
Testudo fimbria SEE Mata Mata
Testudo graeca floweri SEE Golden Greek Tortoise
Testudo horsfieldii SEE Russian Tortoises
Testudo graeca ibera SEE Mediterranean Spur Thigh "Greek" Tortoises
Testudo graeca terrestris SEE Golden Greek Tortoise

Testudo hermanni SEE Hermann’s Tortoises
-Testudo hermanni boettgeri(Eastern Hermann's Tortoise) SEE Hermann’s Tortoises
-Testudo hermanni hermanni(Western Herman's Tortoise) SEE Hermann’s Tortoises

Testudo ibera SEE Mediterranean Spur Thigh "Greek" Tortoises
Testudo kleinmanni SEE Egyptian tortoise
Testudo marginata SEE Marginated Tortoise
Testudo matamata SEE Mata Mata
Testudo rapara SEE Mata Mata
Testudo raparara SEE Mata Mata
Testudo raxarara SEE Mata Mata
Testudo terrestris SEE Mata Mata
Testudo travancorica) SEE Travancore Tortoise

Texas Tortoise (Gopherus berlandieri)
http://www.chelonia....andiericare.htm
http://www.enature.c...p;curPageNum=33
Differentiating from Desert Tortoise:
http://www.tortoise....s/gophdiff.html
http://www.tortoise....es/agasdna.html
Source of scientific name:
http://www.tortoise....s/gophname.html
Age:
http://www.tortoise....s/agasques.html
FORUM: The Terrific Tortoises

Trachemys SEE Sliders
-Trachemys decorata(Hispaniola Slider) SEE Sliders
-Trachemys decussata(Cuban Slider) SEE Sliders
-Trachemys gaigeae(Big Bend Slider) SEE Sliders
-Trachemys ornata(Nicaraguan slider) SEE Sliders
-Trachemys scripta SEE Sliders
--Trachemys scripta callirostris(Columbian Slider) SEE Sliders
--Trachemys scripta cataspilla(Veracruz Slider) SEE Sliders
--Trachemys scripta chichiriviche(Venezuelan Slider) SEE Sliders
--Trachemys scripta dorbignyi(D'Orbigny's Slider) SEE Sliders
--Trachemys scripta elegans(Red-eared Slider) SEE Sliders
--Trachemys scripta emolli(Nicaraguan Slider) SEE Sliders
--Trachemys scripta grayi(Guatemalan Slider) SEE Sliders
--Trachemys scripta scripta(Yellow-bellied Slider) SEE Sliders
--Trachemys scripta troosti(Cumberland Slider) SEE Sliders
--Trachemys scripta venusta(Belize Slider) SEE Sliders
-Trachemys stejnegeri(Puerto Rican Slider) SEE Sliders

Travancore Tortoise(Indotestudo forsteni (sometimes referred to as Geochelone or Testudo travancorica))
http://www.tortoiset...care/ctrav.html
http://britishchelon...eets/asians.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics
FORUM: The Terrific Tortoises

Trionyx SEE Chinese Soft Shell

Twistneck Turtle (Platemys platycephela) aka South American Flat-headed Turtle
http://www.austinstu...re/cs-twist.htm
http://www.tortoise....s/platemys.html
http://www.turtlepud...s/platemys.html
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Two Toed Turtle SEE Pig Nose Turtle

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 01:27 PM

Venezuelan Slider(Trachemys scripta chichiriviche)SEE Sliders

Vietnamese Leaf Turtle(Geoemyda spengleri) aka Black Breasted Leaf Turtle, Vietnamese Wood Turtle, or Chinese Leaf Turtle
See our own care sheet, in brown lettering, below.
http://www.chelonia....englericare.htm
http://www.turtlepud.../spengleri.html
http://www.anapsid.org/tobago.html
http://www.anapsid.org/spengleri.html
Differentiating from other Asian leaf turtles:
http://www.turtlepud...otics/leaf.html
Sexing
http://www.chelonia....a_spengleri.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Vietnamese Wood Turtle(Geoemyda spengleri) SEE Vietnamese Leaf Turtle

Warradjan SEE Pig Nose Turdtle

Western Herman's Tortoise(Testudo hermanni hermanni)
SEE Herman's Tortoises

Western Hinge-back Tortoise (Kinixys belliana nogueyi)
http://www.tortoise....es/kinixys.html
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics
FORUM: The Terrific Tortoises

Western Pond Turtle(Clemmys marmorata) SEE Pacific Pond Turtle

Western Swamp Tortoise(Pseudemydura umbrina)[Australian/Asian]
http://www.carettoch...brina_intro.htm
http://www.carettoch...ina_habitat.htm
http://www.carettoch...mbrina_diet.htm
http://www.carettoch...na_breeding.htm
http://www.carettoch...covery_team.htm
http://www.carettoch...mbrina_pics.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics
FORUM: The Terrific Tortoises

Wood Turtles and Ornate Wood Turtles
http://www.chelonia....herrimacare.htm
Behavior: http://www.unc.edu/~...tuff/stomp.html
Differentiating species and subspecies:
http://www.chelonia....mys_gallery.htm
http://www.chelonia....mys_gallery.htm
Wood Turtles (Clemmys insculpta)
http://www.tortoise....es/clemmys.html
http://www.repticzon...sheets/186.html
http://www.enature.c...p;curPageNum=17
Index of Wood Turtle information:
http://www.science.m...ES/TURTLE/WOOD/
Photos of species of Rhinoclemmys:
http://www.chelonia....mys_gallery.htm
Central American Wood Turtle SEE Mexican Wood Turtle
Central American Ornate Wood(Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima manni)
http://www.austinstu.../cs-caowood.htm
Mexican Wood Turtle(Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima) or Central American Wood Turtle
http://www.tortoise....ives/rhino.html
North American Wood(Glyptemys insculpta)
http://www.austinstu...e/cs-nawood.htm
http://www.repticzon...sheets/209.html
South American Wood (Rhinoclemmys punctularia punctularia)
http://www.austinstu...e/cs-sawood.htm
Wood Turtle Hatchling Care (Glyptemys insculpta
http://www.chelonia....sculptacare.htm
A recipe: http://members.aol.c...les/buffet.html
A Website: http://www.woodturtle.com/index.html
Other links about Wood Turtles:
http://www.dnr.state...rps/wturtle.htm
FORUM: Woods,and Spots

Yellow-Blotched Map Turtle or
Yellow-Blotched Sawback SEE Map Turtles

Yellow Faced Turtle(Emydura tanybaraga)
Differentiating Species and Subspecies:
http://www.chelonia..../emydurakey.htm
http://www.chelonia....ura_gallery.htm
Sexing:
http://www.carettoch....com/gender.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Yellow-foot Tortoise (Geochelone denticulata) See also Red Food Tortoises (the care is similiar)
http://www.chelonia....iculatacare.htm
http://www.geocities...yellowcare.html
Differentiating from Red-foot Tortlise and other species:
http://www.tortoise....s/carbdent.html
http://www.chelonia....one_gallery.htm
Egg Implosion:
http://www.chelonia....g_implosion.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics
FORUM: The Terrific Tortoises

Yellow-spotted Amazon River Turtle - (Podocnemis unifilis)
http://www.austinstu...eadedamazon.htm
http://www.chelonia....ocnemiscare.htm
Differentiating species and subspecies:
http://www.chelonia....mis_gallery.htm
FORUM: The Incredible Exotics

Yirrian SEE Pig Nose Turtle

Yucatan Box Turtle(Terrapene carolina yucatana)
See Box Turtles, North American

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 02:34 PM

Vietnames Leaf Turtle Care Sheet

The following is written by a man who was the first to breed these turtles in captivity.

Geoemyda spengleri
By Michael Musnick

A member first introduced me to this species at the yearly New York Turtle and Tortoise Society show about five years ago when I caught a glimpse of a female being shown. The fact that this diminutive turtle was fully grown at about four inches and not a great deal was known about it’s husbandry, initially led me to try my hand. One of the things that I wanted to learn first hand was whether this species is temperature sexual dependent or CSD, as I have not found there to be literature on that point.

I now keep a breeding harem of one male and three females, and have had several clutches of eggs over the last four years with three live offspring and currently have four eggs incubating from two different clutches.
Males and females have some obvious distinguishing features. Males have much longer and thicker tails. There is an absence of coloring on the head the plastron is concave and the marginals when viewed from above are somewhat parallel. Females have a distinctive red and yellow striping on the side of the head, have slightly wider hips and the plastron is generally flat.

I house the turtles indoors during the winter and outdoors from the last May frost until sometime in October. Their outdoor enclosure is four foot long and three foot wide about 8” high with a screen cover. They have a shallow soaking pan about 1.5 to 2 inches deep always available. For substrate I use cypress mulch, kept damp in dry weather and provide cover in the form of half flowerpots and other places where they can hide completely from the others. They also seem to like having a high point from which to survey the area. Be aware they can and will climb like monkeys. Their enclosure is positioned so that only a corner of it will receive any direct sun. I try to keep them relatively cool and shaded. Their indoor enclosure is about 2’ X 4’ and about 12 inches high, with a computer fan set into a hole at one end and the other end open for cross ventilation. They have two soaking dishes, about two inches deep, which they will use for hours at an end, sometimes overnight. I use no supplemental heating and the house is kept at around 68 to 72 degrees all winter. I use UVB fluorescent tubes but have no real way of knowing whether this provides too little or too much radiation. Some of these bulbs can produce 100 microwatts per sq centimeter but I have found no literature that sites what would be considered a proper level. I employ cypress mulch, which I try to keep constantly damp with a layer of leaves on top to provide some cover in addition to various huts also provided for that purpose. There is nothing special about the day night cycles that I employ. Their lights get turned on and off when I get up and retire for the night.

I feed them snails, slugs, earthworms, night crawlers, crickets and some fruit mostly berries. Generally they are extremely aggressive eaters grabbing their prey and running off to one end of the enclosure to consume in peace.

There seems to be no fixed time of the year when egg laying has occurred. I have had clutches 3/31/02,5/16/02,7/25/02,7/30/02,9/1/02,10/29/03,11/16/03,9/5/04 and 10/9/04. Clutches have ranged in size from one to three eggs. By and large the eggs are laid sideways (two were laid upright) half buried and are extremely elongate. They weigh about ten grams on average, and chalk over in a banding fashion. I put the eggs into a hovabator incubator (still air) with the eggs laying half buried in a smaller container which is filled with damp vermiculite lightly covered with sphagnum moss also lightly dampened and with a loose lid on top. I have incubated successfully at 80 degrees with 80 to 90 percent humidity. My present clutch is incubating at about 78. Hovabators tend to be unreliable. I find that you must keep the incubator in an air-conditioned room summers to prevent the surrounding room temperature from exceeding what the incubator is set for. Failure to do this may have you cooking your eggs. The eggs generally pip 69 to 70 days with the hatchlings emerging within a few hours. Unlike Wood Turtles or Box turtles the hatchlings look like miniature adults. They range in weight from 8 to 9 grams and are about 1.5 inches SCL. I keep the neonates in the incubator for a few days and then transfer them to a terrarium with a substrate of wet sphagnum moss and a very shallow (about ½ inch of water) soaking trough. I use a small amount of supplemental heat in the winter. I find they usually feed with a few days and have had good luck feeding them either very small worms or night crawlers cut up into 1/8” long pieces. I have had very little luck feeding anything but live food to youngsters. They tend to not be very vigorous eaters initially but by two to three months, they will attack their food. They are fed in separate containers and allowed to eat at their leisure. Also, I allow them to eat all they want every day for the first few weeks. This is probably not an ideal schedule where it is my tendency to overfeed. The hatchlings, up until twenty-seven months retain the head coloring of adult females and to date I am not able to sex the offspring.

It has been my experience that wild caught animals must be quarantined and immediately seen by a veterinarian to insure they are healthy and free of intestinal parasites. I lost the first four males I had in short order and don’t know the reason for their failure to survive.
To date I have lost no females to illness.


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Posted 17 December 2006 - 02:59 PM

Held for future materials :D

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 05:35 PM

Held for future materials :D

Edited by BarbReader, 17 December 2006 - 06:01 PM.


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Posted 17 December 2006 - 06:01 PM

Held for future materials :D




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