Chinese box turtles--diet

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Chinese box turtles--diet

Post by LWood598 » Mon, 11 Sep 1995 04:00:00



If anybody out there has a Chinese, what do you feed it? I have six, and
they are all carnivorous (mostly). I'm interested to know what other
owners feed their animals. By the way, mine live in an outdoor enclosure
year-round. They have a heated house they can use if they want to. Please
reply!
 
 
 

Chinese box turtles--diet

Post by Melis » Mon, 11 Sep 1995 04:00:00



Quote:
(LWood59818) writes:
>If anybody out there has a Chinese, what do you feed it? I have six, and
>they are all carnivorous (mostly).

Download the Box Turtle care doc in the R & A library on AOL - it
discusses
not only the Terrepene boxes but the special requirements of the Cuora's
as well...

melissk

 
 
 

Chinese box turtles--diet

Post by μL??¤p?? » Wed, 13 Sep 1995 04:00:00



Quote:

> If anybody out there has a Chinese, what do you feed it? I have six, and
> they are all carnivorous (mostly). I'm interested to know what other
> owners feed their animals. By the way, mine live in an outdoor enclosure
> year-round. They have a heated house they can use if they want to. Please
> reply!


Cc:
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Subject: Re: One kind of Turtle
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 1995 05:23:04 +0800


Quote:
> Thank you for your information on turtles that inhabit Taiwan. Could you
> tell me what is the temperature range for the cuora?

Cuora Flavomarginata is Chinese boxtutle.

The common name is eating snake turtle. When it be found first time,
the person found dead snake around it. Someone may be confuse that it
eats snake. The other thought is that snake be squeezed by the shell
then dead. You know, it's charactristic of Box turtle(When it meet
danger, the shell can close very tightly)

Head is yellow to green. Carapace is often red-brown color and has ridges
which half-end is yellow. Plastron is black and margins is yellow.
Shell can reach to 17cm(Someone told me that it can reach 30-35cm
average is 28cm, height is 12cm)

Spread in Mainland. It can be found in forest, bushes in low sealevel mountain
in Taiwan. Also endangered species.
It live in forest margins and bushes which not far away water and wet
enviorment. Seldom goes to water. Hide in stones or bushes when sleepy
Omnivorous, but source often comes from small invertebrate land animals
and leaf, seed and fruit.

Under 18 Celsius, it will sleep for a long time(like in winter, sorry
I forget the accurate word). The best tempeture is 35C. The temperature
arrange is from 25~40C.