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    Successful breeding of Cuora (Pyxidea) mouhotii

    Amazing! Congratulations again, I'm sure the rest will follow the first
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    Successful breeding of Cuora (Pyxidea) mouhotii

    I've never seen such a beautiful Serrata. Congratulations Jonathan for the eggs and for your female.
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    Could you please help me identify my tortoise

    In order to stimulate his gastrointestinal tract, give him baths with warm water, it also helps to hydration.
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    Could you please help me identify my tortoise

    It's for sure a Testudo Graeca Graeca. We have some of them here, in Spain. Maybe the difference with Terrestris is the lack of black spots on the limbs, but my concern is the aspect of the plastron with that red colour under it.According to my experience, its indicates an infection which can...
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    Successful breeding of Cuora (Pyxidea) mouhotii

    Congratulations! We'll see what happens next.
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    Substrate for Box Turtle

    According to my experience, I've never had a problem using this kind of soil, but maybe the legislation is different in the U.S and the labels are not as descriptive as they should be. I currently use it for my greek/mediterranean baby tortoises, and no worries.
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    Male or Female, what's my age?

    Upside down, sorry
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    Male or Female, what's my age?

    It depends on from where you see the plastron. If you see it horizontally, is convex. If you turn down the turtle and look the plastron from a cenital view, yes it's concave ;-)
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    Male or Female, what's my age?

    And check if the plastron is flat or convex
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    Substrate for Box Turtle

    For sure, You can use it and add at the top some sphangum.
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    Successful breeding of Cuora (Pyxidea) mouhotii

    Congratulations Jonathan, If you have the chance, your expertise could help about how to deal with this incredible specie. Sorry for my english, but what does it means "eggs have banded"?
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    Gulf coast box turtle's strange behaviour

    Regarding this thread: http://theconversation.com/the-secret-to-turtle-hibernation-butt-breathing-86727
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    Gulf coast box turtle's strange behaviour

    It's just amazing. I've never heard or read about this kind of hibernation in water, but it makes sense. I've been observing them during these days and is the same behaviour. Thank you for sharing your experience.
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    Box turtle eggs

    Hi Cheryl You have to incubate the eggs in an adequate substrate (I use coco fiber which keeps moisture), temperature between 25-28º celsius (I presume you know that the hatchling's gender could be choosen depending on the temperature, but it's very difficult to be accurate. Humidity between...
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    Gulf coast box turtle's strange behaviour

    Thank you all for the replies and advices I build the pond because Majors tend to go more often to take baths, and they need more the water than other box turtles like T.Ornata. I see them in the pond, specially in summer (very hot and dry in Spain). Sorry for my english, when I said floating...
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