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by Neil
Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: Care Sheets
Topic: Central American Wood Turtles
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Central American Wood Turtles

By Paul Eversfield Rhinoclemmys spp. The Central and South American Wood Turtles from the Group Rhinoclemmys, like their North American cousins, Clemmys spp, are a highly attractive and many would say intelligent & undoubtedly fascinating semi aquatic Turtles. The group comprises of nine currently ...
by Neil
Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:15 pm
Forum: Care Sheets
Topic: Alligator Snapping Turtles
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Views: 2685

Alligator Snapping Turtles

By Paul Eversfield Macroclemmys temminickii In the aquatic range of fresh water turtles there are some real MONSTERS, which can grow to an enormous size. These, I describe as “Turtles with attitude”. Though clearly not for the beginner, these animals can provide very interesting captive charges. To...
by Neil
Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:13 pm
Forum: Care Sheets
Topic: Snake Necked Turtles
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Views: 3360

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: 2450

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: 2658

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: 2854

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: 5388

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: 4700

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: 3174

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...