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by Neil
Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:13 pm
Forum: Care Sheets
Topic: Snake Necked Turtles
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Views: 3197

Snake Necked Turtles

By Paul Eversfield Chelodina spp Who can fail to be amazed at the sight of a group of this modern day Plesiosaurs, swimming in a hunting pack across an aquarium? The Chelodina group of turtles come from Australia, and neighbouring New Guinea. They are members of the Chelidae family, which are all s...
by Neil
Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: Care Sheets
Topic: Painted Turtles
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Views: 2275

Painted Turtles

By Roman Muryn Chrysemis picta Painted Turtle are found east of the Rockies, their ranges being roughly described by their names. They are a very widespread species that has been bred in millions in the USA. They are also one of the most northern ranging American turtles with a range extending well...
by Neil
Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: Care Sheets
Topic: Musks
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Views: 2490

Musks

By Dave Harris The Musk turtle family are a North American group of turtles that are now becoming a regular in the UK pet shops. They are different from the usual turtles on offer in that they are walkers rather than swimmers and remain relatively small when compared to sliders and cooters. They al...
by Neil
Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: Care Sheets
Topic: Maps
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Views: 2685

Maps

By James Thorburn Map turtles are generally available throughout the UK, with False and Mississippi being the most common sub-species. Capable of living for more than 25 years, males can reach up to 6" (depending on sub-species) with females considerably larger, potentially exceeding 11" shell leng...
by Neil
Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:00 pm
Forum: Care Sheets
Topic: Chinese Softshells
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Views: 5221

Chinese Softshells

By Neil Bidle Chinese softshells (Pelodiscus sinensis) are the smallest species of softshell in the world, with the males reaching 7-9" SCL, and females reaching 8-10" SCL, plus their necks are around the same length as their bodies! Males have longer tails and their cloaca is positioned further to...
by Neil
Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: Care Sheets
Topic: Sliders / Cooters
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Views: 4527

Sliders / Cooters

By Neil Bidle Sliders - Red Ears, Yellow Bellies, and Cumberlands *** Also applicable to cooters, except they grow a couple of inches larger, and are more herbivorous, especially as adults *** All of the slider species require the same basic care, although there are slight differences between the s...
by Neil
Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:46 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: The Team
Replies: 4
Views: 3056

The Team

Just a short introduction from each of the members of forum staff. I'm Neil, I've kept terrapins for around 3 years including rehoming them so have had over 100 at times, spanning 20 different species from shallow water species, deep water species, and fully aquatics. Having been a rescue, I've seen...