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    Grooved Tortoise’s body is very large, which is the reason that attracts many people. Grooved Tortoise grows very fast, and rapid growth will always bring some negative effects. If the nutrition and light do not keep up, it will get sick, and it can directly lead to death.

    Purchase Points: Grooved Tortoise is one of the eight continent tortoises, with an adult body length of 70-80 cm, mighty and majestic. The young tortoises will grow at a rate of 0.5-1 cm per month after adapting to the domestic environment. Grooved Tortoise is a kind of tortoise that makes the owner feel fulfilled in the breeding process, but it brings problems when it reaches more than 20 centimeters, and cannot provide enough breeding space; it is too busy to eat and pull too much. Some people have to love from beginning to end, so they must be fully mentally prepared before buying Grooved Tortoise. Stones are accompanied by Grooved Tortoise, and young turtles are at a high incidence. It is recommended that novice friends do not buy 5 or 6 cm turtle seedlings. The probability of Grooved Tortoise stones with a plastron greater than 10 cm is relatively rare. Turtles that have stones are lethargic and anorexia, so pay attention to them when buying turtles.

    Environment of Grooved Tortoise

    1. Selection of Aquarium: Grooved Tortoise has a lively and active personality. It is also recommended for young turtles to use an 80 cm turtle box. As the turtle grows, replace it with a larger turtle box after two or three years. I personally think that Grooved Tortoise should not be mixed with other introverted turtles. They may collide with weak turtles. They can only be mixed with turtles that are slightly larger and require the same temperature and humidity. Grooved Tortoise often toss in the tortoise box. The furnishings in the tortoise box should be simple. It is better to use aseptic soil or coconut soil as the mat material, and it is regularly disinfected and replaced. Cleaning and ventilation are very important. If there is too much dust in the breeding environment, excreta accumulates, and poor ventilation, Grooved Tortoise will shed tears and easily develop respiratory diseases.

    2. Free-range breeding: Free-range breeding is also a good choice if conditions are available. When it is cold, we have to create a small area of ​​30 degrees within the breeding range, and the tortoise can go there to keep warm.

    3. Temperature: It is recommended to keep the ambient temperature between 26-32 degrees to create a seasonal temperature difference and a temperature difference between day and night (the difference is no more than 5 degrees), which is beneficial to improve the resistance of the turtle. Temperatures above 32 degrees will cause the tortoise’s appetite to decline, dehydration, stone formation, summer dormancy, and decreased activity.

    4. Humidity: Grooved Tortoise likes to dig holes and hide in the habitat to maintain a good humidity and temperature. The humidity of 50-60% for family breeding is more suitable. If the turtle’s head, neck, and limbs are peeling, the turtle often wipes the eyes with the forearm, and it takes a long time to fully open the eyes after waking up, and the humidity needs to be increased.

    Grooved Tortoise food choices

    1. The first thing you should do is to rest. Although the Grooved Tortoise is not afraid of people by nature, if you are still nervous when you come to a new environment, don’t fiddle with it at this time.

    2. Use Pleurotus ostreatus for lure. Since Pleurotus ostreatus is a favorite food for Grooved Tortoise, it is often chosen as the starter food. You must be patient when attracting food. Put the oyster mushroom by the turtle’s mouth and keep it there. If you don’t eat it for a long time, try using the oyster mushroom to tease the turtle’s mouth. Sometimes the turtle will run away. Just grab it and continue to lure. Yes; or just drag the turtle with your hand and lure with food in the other hand, try several times and be patient.

    3. If the method of attracting food is unsuccessful, you can try provocative methods. The Grooved Tortoise has a short temper. When using oyster mushrooms to stimulate its mouth, chin, or both sides of the neck, the turtle will often anger and open its mouth to attack the object. If you can stuff the oyster mushrooms into the turtle’s mouth in time, you can continue to choose this method if the turtle does not spit it out after swallowing.

    4. If Grooved Tortoise continue not to eat, you can also use egg white (sucked the egg white with a syringe) to take it, and it is usually prescribed the next day.

    5. After starting the food, the feeding frequency is about twice a week. The Grooved Tortoise has a larger appetite. Don’t overfeed and feed too much meat.

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