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#1 Soon

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 08:14 AM

Hello

I just bought a new turtle and I am not sure what it is at all. It does swim underwater but does need a floating dock. Here are some pictures of it hope you can help me out thanks

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 06:33 PM

I'm not an expert on asian turtles, but it looks to me like some sort of box turtle. In which case most of them are semi-aquatic and need both land and water areas in their enclosures. The babies also like wiggly insects like worms, crickets, etc. I know most of the native box turtle species in asia arw endangered, so kudos for your find! I recommend posting in the exotics section on this forum and see if some of our asian turtle experts on here can help you narrow it down!

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 07:39 PM

I'm not an expert on asian turtles, but it looks to me like some sort of box turtle. In which case most of them are semi-aquatic and need both land and water areas in their enclosures. The babies also like wiggly insects like worms, crickets, etc. I know most of the native box turtle species in asia arw endangered, so kudos for your find! I recommend posting in the exotics section on this forum and see if some of our asian turtle experts on here can help you narrow it down!



Thank you very much :)

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 05:46 AM

Hello

I just bought a new turtle and I am not sure what it is at all. It does swim underwater but does need a floating dock. Here are some pictures of it hope you can help me out thanks


I believe it is most likely a Heosemys Grandis or a Cyclemys species. The only thing making me uncertain are the carapacial ridges and coloration of the plastron which makes me question the accuracy of my guess. I know that Geomyda japonica is more aquatic then it's cousin (g. Spengleri) but I highly doubt it
is G. Japonica. If it is you hit the jackpot.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 08:16 AM

Looks like a reeves turtle to me, is there something I'm missing?

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 09:19 PM

I'll leave the ID up to the others. But I do have a comment/concern: I see this a lot. Buying a turtle without knowing what it is? Sigh.

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 07:16 PM

I'll leave the ID up to the others. But I do have a comment/concern: I see this a lot. Buying a turtle without knowing what it is? Sigh.

I agree.

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 05:20 PM

I wish more pet shops/etc would properly post EXACTLY what type of turtle they are selling including the full latin name instead of going for a gimmicky trade name.

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 05:42 AM

The turtle names are in chinese and I cannot read it + they sell 50 in a bucket :/ its really bad in Hong Kong but I think it is a chinese pond turtle or something liek that .

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 01:45 AM

that is a Reeves turtle please read this. click me and this

Edited by ford7379trucks, 05 June 2011 - 01:54 AM.


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Posted 09 June 2011 - 08:18 AM

thank you very much !!!! !it is definately a reeves turtle




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