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Lao Market Species identification

Discussion in 'Advanced Tortoise Topics' started by mrscruffy, Jun 27, 2015.

  1. mrscruffy

    mrscruffy Active Member

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    Hi Forum,

    I have been on the road in Laos and came across these shells. I can see Impressa, Elongated, Keeled and plastic frog! But what are the bottom two shells on the right?

    Pity, I arrived too late for these torts.

    Cheers
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    The sort of radiated pattern on the scutes makes me think they're stripe necked leaf turtles Cyclemys tcheponensis.
    Endangered species, oh dear, all those poor torts and turtles.
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    Cowboy_Ken Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Trinkets for some...sighs deeply
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 5 Year Member Platinum Supporter

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    We'll send a shout-out to @Will . He's pretty good at the Asian tortoises.
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    Will Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Tidgy's Dad on those two, leaf turtles for sure Cyclemys, but I have no guess to the species. To me the frog looks like painted wood.
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    I think your right on both counts! Thanks.

    Later I was at a market and they had a few live Impressa.
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    I myself has a Manouria Impressa as my pets and she's gorgeous and beautiful.

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    the one on the top left looks like an elongated tortoise
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    Hi Danou,

    Great, how long have you had her? How did you get her?

    Hope she is doing well.

    Cheers
    Scruffy
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    Yep, I was sure it was an elongated.
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    Hi ! I saw they selling at the local market, and i bought here to save her from end up in the soup.
    But i really glade i had her for around 3 months now.
    She's healthy, doing great and eat a lot :)
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    I would have a difficult time not buying all of the tortoises there.
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    Yeah i know...
    But if i didn't they will end up in somebody soup.... :-(
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    You did the right thing, but now you have the responsbility of caring for her. How is that going? Have you got her setup?

    Cheers
    Scruff
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    dmmj The member formerly known as captain awesome Moderator 5 Year Member

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    sadly one thing we must all come to grips with we cannot save them all you do the best you can for as many as you can and you have to live with yourself
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    Yes i know that it would come with responsibility.
    Now i have her set up and finally found a Male for now.
    Now they living in pair and healthy.

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    Hi Scruffy,
    She is doing fine and healthy.
    And i collected some eggs, and i start to learn and research about it.
    Finally, i did a incubator with the help from a reptile expert friend.
    And we manage to hatch most of them ;-)
    I really love them.
    We manage to hatch 11 of them ;-).
    Sound excited ? ;-)
    Here are the newly hatch photos.
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    Here's another one ;-)

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    I love those frogs. You take the rod and run along the back, makes a frog sound. Things like that make me smile.
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