Saturday, July 21, 2012


Welcome to our part of the land turtle and tortoise care. Below you find some basic information about the turtle s. You can also browse this section to find more specific information on how to treat and breed specific turtle species


In English, said the tortoise is used for the Testutdines to life on land, while the turtle said to refer strictly to the species that live in the sea and Terrapin said the species used for fresh or brackish water.

In Australian English, all members of the sequence Testutdines live on land called the tortoise. Species living in water known as the tortoise, regardless of whether they live in salt water, brackish or fresh water.

In American English, the tortoise said applies generally to all members regardless of Testutdines stream habitat, but only a few people prefer American English or Australian system and therefore you could find a turtle on a number of words and proper text Terrapin America.

To avoid confusion, the same group of scientists and chelonian usually use the word when referring to all members of the Testudines order to escape from the habitat.

Pet Tortoise

Many species of tortoise kept as pets, such as the Russian tortoise (Testudo horsfieldii) and the turtle drive-thighed Greek (Testudo graeca). Before you get a turtle, it is important to learn about the conditions. Each species has its own set requirements and you can not assume that your new tortoise should be the same as your old tortoise from another species.

The majority of turtle species in the world is especially herbivora, but many will sometimes eat insects if given the chance. The fact that the tortoise will receive certain types of food does not automatically mean that it is healthy for the long term. Many pet owners feed their herbivora tortoise cat or dog food, but this is definitely not recommended because these foods will contain protein too much, too little fiber and a combination of other nutrients that are not accurate. In the wild, tortoises food herbivora vary from habitat to habitat, but often include green vegetables, grass, flowers and fruit. Always research a particular species or subspecies to know more about the natural habitat.

Unfortunately, several turtle species endangered in the wild. With the purchase of wild caught specimens, pet owners make the problem worse. Ideally stick to non-endangered species, or purchase a captive specimen grew up. Please be aware that some sellers lie about the origins of the turtles land and sell wild caught specimens as a result of alleged captivity.

How old can a Tortoise?

The oldest tortoise is Tui Malila known that 188 years of age. He was given the royal family of Tonga by Captain Cook shortly after hatching in 1777 and stayed with the royal family until he died in 1965. He is the second oldest fish in the world, the oldest is the age of koi 266 years before his death in 1977.

Difficult to estimate the exact age of the tortoise, as the old idea that is expressed by the number of age on the carapace does not ring true. Turtle growth rate is highly dependent on nutrition.

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