Mushrooms - daily. Mainly Oyster but sometimes other varieties when they are available. They seem to prefer Oyster Mushrooms. Mine have also learnt to eat carrot (grated or cooked), pumpkin (cooked), cucumber, banana, papaya, cantalope, pumpkin vine (a favourite of one them) and boiled...
Well done of raising the eggs. Thanks for the offer but I have a simple incubator setup myself which relies on the outside ambient temperature.
My Impressa have never produced eggs for me (that I know of, it is possible that some escaped me in the garden) but my Elongated have reproduced.
This species are Elongated which are the cousins of Forstens and I live in their local range which is tropical. They will have no problem with the heat as long as they have shade and access to water. The weather this year has been unusally extreme, from an extreme cold spell where night...
There aren't many birds around as they have been expropriated, but there are legions of cats. The two little Elongateds are setup in a box inside and are both eating well. I am building a better little habitat for them this weekend.
Last week, I found a little surprise in the garden. It was looking at me, just as I was leaving for work. Needless to say, I was late to work that day.
After I had left, my wife found two more little eyes in the garden.
I live in their natural range and my Elongated have survived heat waves above 40 degrees celsisus. They need lots of shade and access to water. It is good to think about if they are in an area surrounded by concrete of plastic, you need to shade/reflect heat off those areas. Some parts of...
During cold snaps in the weather, my Elongateds become less active. My male stayed in his burrow for over two months earlier this year. He is eating normally again now. I wonder what else you feed her?
There has been a big cold wave across East Asia, it has been snowing in the mountains of tropical Laos and Vietnam! I fear for the turtles/tortoises in the country side. Where I live night time temps have been less than ten degrees celsius.
My elongated male had already chosen to hibernate in...
It can be more than 30 degrees C during the day time and has consistently been around that temp in the afternoon this 'winter'.
Also, the temp spikes in the hotter time of year can be more than 40 degrees. The torts can handle it, so long as they have shade and access to water.