Indotestudo Forsteni (BW killer)

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Let me be the one to break the silence in this new forum :D:D

as some of you may already notice , im from indonesia where there's only 2 tortoises (that already identified until now)

so here it is.. she's around 25cm in TL


when i first got her , i dont have any clue how to keep a torts .. but here she is still standing strong and still going crazy for the strawberry


beg your pardon but ... if anyone asks whats in the back of the picture there's a reeve's turtles.. they've shared the same enclosure for like 4 or 5 years now


http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._383934817935_779412935_3719325_1171277_n.jpg
still going crazy for the berry :shy:

and i fed her 50 : 50 on fruit and veggies



this is her having a feast.. :D

for the green stuff i fed her lettuce , bok choy , kale , and many veggies that r originated here but i dont know what they call it in english lols



the literature said that they are a shy tortoise .. but to my experience.. theyre nothing like it.. they will always come to you when youre around.. they follow you all around in her enclosure.. well and she like to sniff .. sometimes bites on my toes :D :D


well thats all folks


regards

Chris
 

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I of course like your pics, I have a reeves turtle, how do you keep a water turtle and land tortoise together?
 

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well you can see in the pic that its always wet and i have a water bowl big enough for the reeves to swim in.. but they rarely swam on it... they just love it when i turn on the hose.. but dont follow what i did.. cause i did this when i dont have the idea the diff between torts and turts.. but after 4 years it just seemed hard to separate those guys
 

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That's a beautiful tortoise. I don't believe I've ever seen one before.

Just curious...I thought water turtles had to be under water in order to swallow their food. Have you actually seen the Reeves eat?
 

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emysemys said:
That's a beautiful tortoise. I don't believe I've ever seen one before.

Just curious...I thought water turtles had to be under water in order to swallow their food. Have you actually seen the Reeves eat?
well they ate like a torts .. :D never had any problem so far :D
anyway in the next few month im planning to build an outdoor enclosure for them.. wish me luck lol
 

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Very nice Forsten's! Is yours from Sulawesi or Halmahera? Do you know more precisely? I note it has a nuchal scute and have heard that those with a nuchal scute are from a different area than those without. I have a total of 7 adults, some with & some without.

The picture below is one of my breeders...
 

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I too have a colony of Forstens and have read that they are shy but mine didn't read that book. They act alot like Redfoots. Reeves have habits and feed alot like North American wood turtles and Box turtles.
 

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Chris, your tort is beautiful. I've always loved these guys. Could you share a picture of their enclosure with us?
 
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