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attention to owners of the Central Asian turtles

the Main fruit and vegetables for overland turtles:

salad, tops of vegetable of carrots and carrots, apples, pumpkin, vegetable marrow, eggplant, Bulgarian red and green pepper, cucumbers, tomatoes, pepper, artichoke, green onions.

is not more often than once a week all types of cabbage, a garden radish, beans, a radish, plum, a peach, apricots, a melon, a water-melon, mango, strawberry, raspberry, bilberry, blueberry, wild strawberry, blackberry, parsley, celery leaves, edible fungi, various sweet fruit.

To Give an additional forage for overland turtles

seldom and it is not enough (no more than 1 cm3): a dry feed for overland turtles: Sera, Tetra, Wardley, proteinaceous additives: bran, dry yeast, dry sea cabbage (1r in a week), a rhubarb, an asparagus, onions, garlic, spicy greens.

It is undesirable to give or to give

much Potato (it is impossible in general), onions, garlic, spicy greens, spinach, a locust, grasshoppers, crickets, domestic cockroaches, poisonous insects, cherry, an egg shell (can cause salmonellosis), it is too much one fruit or vegetable (does not concern some greens like a plantain or a dandelion).

It is forbidden to give in general!

Poisonous plants: solanaceous, lyutikovy, the herbs containing alkaloids room - dieffenbachia (Diffenbachia spp.), euforbiya (Euphorbia spp.), azalea (Azalia spp.) elodeya, the lagenandra, an ambuliya (limnofit) also some other, an oleander, elodeya, a lagenandra, an ambuliya (limnofila), vitamin preparations approximately.

gamavit D2 Vitamin, and also a preparation (for turtles it can be toxic).

Milk, bread, a peel of a citrus, stones of fruit and berries, tinned and dry feeds for pets, human It leads food, porridges (except for not the boiled, and soaked in juice vegetables there is to oat-flakes water, and that once a month, is not more often), meat, any prepared products

to irreversible changes in a liver of an animal and strongly reduces the term of his life.

The turtle surely has to receive calcium additives - the best is Wardley, Reptokal and other calcic additives for reptiles is slightly worse.


of Turtles it is recommended to bathe from three to once a week. The more often you bathe (moderately, of course), the digestion and a metabolism are better. Water temperature has to be 32 - 35 degrees (and here at a temperature of 38 - 40 degrees, warm for people, the animal feels uncomfortablly and can suffer). it is good to

to add periodically to water the made camomile that in bulk or in bags is on sale in a drugstore. Water should be poured to the middle of an armor so that the turtle could breathe even with the pulled-in head. Bathing usually continues 20 - 35 minutes, usually during this time the turtle in water defecates - easier to do it to them exactly there. The turtle absorbs water a foul place, skin therefore each bathing it also drink. The animal can sometimes hang the head and start up bubbles, this normal behavior, but it is impossible to leave a turtle unguarded in water - overland types are not able to float in principle as the armor pulls on a bottom and the turtle can easily drown. Besides, it is necessary to watch that water did not cool down.

Sore skulls bathe every day and more often, but this question is discussed in each case separately depending on an illness. Most often turtles catch a cold after bathing therefore it is necessary to avoid drafts (to make bathing in the warmest place of the apartment, it is possible under a lamp or having directly put a bowl in a terrarium if its size allows).

Right after bathing a turtle needs to be wiped dry and minutes 20 to heat under a lamp, then gradually to reduce temperature. Difference in 10 degrees for a cold blooded animal can be fraught with cold! It is possible to learn about a favourite animal more on specialized resources.

The best website about turtles for today cherepahi. ru. In the same place there is a forum where skilled cherepakhovoda which willingly answer questions of beginners communicate.