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These are the last pair available from Turtles&Tortoise Inc.
“ European Pond Turtle Lake Orhid locality”
I just need to figure out which subspecies they belong to. o_O

The female face may look bad. At least Jay admitted she has bad cosmetic look. I was able to get a discount on her. It look like the history of the method to trap and handled from being wild caught originally result her beak completely gone. :/
She is very strong willed and robust. She eating and packing a heavy weight. That all that matters now.
Their shell was covered in algae. But I took the time to scrub off most of the algae off of their shell with a soft toothbrush. lol

The male:
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The female:
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I’m keeping close eye on the female. I don’t know if she potentially gravid. But seeing her face get me a lot. She seem to breath fine even making a snoring squeak like sound.
But I hope she sees I want to give her a good life. But as all natural turtles-she is so leery of me. 😝
 

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They seem to love their new home. I saw the female basking on the edge of the pond.
 

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She wanted to bask on the edge but until she saw me...off back to the deep she went.
I’m definitely will get some neonates from her. The male copulated twice. She smart to lead the action to the shallow end of the pond for her own safety. 🤣🤣🤣🤣
 
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