Two rehomed terrapins! General Id please- newbie alert!

Species and sex I.D. questions.
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Two rehomed terrapins! General Id please- newbie alert!

Post by Wormie » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:28 pm

First day here!!! Finger crossed this works !! Here's the first one its carapace measures 80mm


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Re: Two rehomed terrapins! General Id please- newbie alert!

Post by Neil » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:37 pm

Yellow belly slider, potentially a young male, but still too early to be sure ~thmbu
0.1.0 - Chelydra serpentina
*.*.* - Graptemys ouachitensis
*.*.* - Pseudemys concinna
*.*.* - Pseudemys nelsoni
*.*.* - Trachemys scripta elegans
*.*.* - Trachemys scripta scripta

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Re: Two rehomed terrapins! General Id please- newbie alert!

Post by Wormie » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:47 pm

Thanks that's awfully quick! The other one is bigger 100mm carapace. Will get picture tomorrow. Cheers

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Re: Two rehomed terrapins! General Id please- newbie alert!

Post by Wormie » Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:52 pm

Hi, I'm back, here's my other terrapin. Id breed sex and age please. Notice the under shell is deformed on bottom, why is this and could it be potentially a problem in future. I know that these two were only fed on king british terrapin & turtle food and nothing else, also they had been kept in a tank with lid on :0( They are in my pond having a fab time basking and swimming 750litres of freedom. will be bringing them in doors late september. They are big fans of dandelions, watercress and pond weed!
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Post by Neil » Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:44 pm

Yellow belly slider again (well, a mix at any rate), and once again too early to tell but my money would be on female :)

No shells are perfect, she's not in bad condition at all, certainly shouldn't cause you or her any issues! ~thmbu
0.1.0 - Chelydra serpentina
*.*.* - Graptemys ouachitensis
*.*.* - Pseudemys concinna
*.*.* - Pseudemys nelsoni
*.*.* - Trachemys scripta elegans
*.*.* - Trachemys scripta scripta

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Re: Two rehomed terrapins! General Id please- newbie alert!

Post by Wormie » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:34 pm

Thanks for your help. Good news about the shell, was just worried as the others is so symmetrical.
Boy and girl hey!!! ~wink-smile - for now anyway!! Until her voice breaks and he likes pink!!
and now excited as they can be named....let the naming commence!!!
~trttle ~trttle

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