Id for my nw friend

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Id for my nw friend

Post by bekmarc » Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:38 pm

I posted earlier about a terrapin we aquire today when picking up a fish tank from someone on a selling site.
After reading throug the forum (so helpful!) we have tonight put him in his own tank with water and lots of breathing space aswell as ledges to reach the air and bask.
the tank has a normal bulbed strip light but should we have another light/lamp for basking?
Hes very small but came with no details as the lady said it was her now ex partners terrapin and tank etc so she couldnt even tell us how long shes had it ~cnf-blink

We are worried hes quite small and maybe hes ill?
We bought him some terrapin feed from the pet shop and he ravished it so he obviously hasnt been fed for some time which may explain the small size and although the tub says to feed 2-3 times a day we are unsure.
Any help gratefully recieved and hopefully pics will now attach

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Re: Id for my nw friend

Post by bekmarc » Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:40 pm

It now says file too large!!
Hes very small with a quite smooth dark shell which has a ridge along the centre.
He has yellow stripes and markings on his face and neck but nowhere else.
Any ideas?
We are struggling to id him ourselves and wonder if its because hes not well looked after so markings arent typical.

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Re: Id for my nw friend

Post by Julie » Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:07 pm


It sounds like a musk or map - have you read through the care sheets? ~trttle
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Re: Id for my nw friend

Post by Neil » Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:48 pm

Musk or possibly (though unlikely) a reeves. If you can resize the photo in Paint or similar, if the photo was taken in high resolution, it can be quite large!
0.1.0 - Chelydra serpentina
*.*.* - Graptemys ouachitensis
*.*.* - Pseudemys concinna
*.*.* - Pseudemys nelsoni
*.*.* - Trachemys scripta elegans
*.*.* - Trachemys scripta scripta

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