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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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
Hi everyone from Spain!
This week temperatures has dropped from 18º celusius to 10º celsius during the day and from 10º to 4º during the night. It caused a quick brumation for the majority of my box turtles, some of them adapting well to the new situtation (buriying themselves), but others were...
I'm from Spain and here, There are one breeder, but as tortaise said, it's a very complicate specie. I guess that the first animals were imported years ago from Argentina or Chile, and now all the newborns are spaniards.