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July 21, 2020 at 9:24 am #3996AnonymousInactive
Black-breasted Leaf Turtles are what we often call ground turtles. Black-breasted Leaf Turtles have always given us the impression that they are timid, difficult to feed, and difficult to raise. However, there are some owners who feed Black-breasted Leaf Turtle very well, and even interact with their owners. This is of course also a common phenomenon. So, is the Black-breasted Leaf Turtle difficult to raise?
Black-breasted Leaf Turtle Request and Provision
1. Food Supply: Black-breasted Leaf Turtles like to eat live food. Any small bug that crawls around will attract its attention. On the contrary, stationary food is usually ignored by it. In cities, except for the most easily available breadworms, most people have difficulty finding enough types and numbers of live insects to provide. Therefore, many people will say that Black-breasted Leaf Turtle refuses to eat, but the food is not to its appetite. As for eating fruits and vegetables, some friends do say so, but most Black-breasted Leaf Turtle have never eaten them. They are still dominated by live insects. Black-breasted Leaf Turtles that have been raised in captivity sometimes accept shrimp, fish, lean pork and beef, but they still like live bugs the most. And if only breadworms are provided for a long time, it will inevitably cause malnutrition, which is easy to end up. Therefore, for the turtle food selection, raising is very difficult.
2. Feeding Environment: For many people, tortoises are sea turtles and tortoise these two kinds. They don’t know much about semi-aquatic turtles like Black-breasted Leaf Turtle.
Environmental Requirements of Black-breasted Leaf Turtle:
Deep water breeding is prohibited. Black-breasted Leaf Turtles are very poor in water. If they enter deep water, most of them will drown and die. Some Black-breasted Leaf Turtle will float on the water, which shows that these turtles are weak and will not last long.
The environment cannot be too dry. The breeding environment of Black-breasted Leaf Turtles needs high humidity. If the environment is dry, they will often rub their eyes with their paws and cause other diseases.
The environment should be dark and avoid excessive disturbance. Black-breasted Leaf Turtle are timid and like dark and humid corners, so we must provide them with a place to hide. Many people keep turtles like watching it crawling around. If the turtle does not move, they will continue to disturb, wondering if the turtle is sick. This is bound to bring a lot of pressure to the Black-breasted Leaf Turtle, cause disease or refusal to eat.
The best way to Raise Black-breasted Leaf Turtle
The layout of the environment: The storage box is the best breeding container, which can not only reduce the interference of the Black-breasted Leaf Turtle from the outside, but also increase the sense of security of the turtle, and it can be placed in a dark corner. The second is the mat material. The mat material can be coconut soil or orchid sphagnum moss. In the first month or two of the Black-breasted Leaf Turtle, put a flower pot as a shelter. After the Black-breasted Leaf Turtle environment is familiar, it can be removed. In addition, moisture is very important for the turtles, so we need to spray water in the terrarium. It is best to spray water every two days. Check whether the mat material is moist. If it is dry, you should add more water. It is also necessary to put a water basin in the breeding container for the Black-breasted Leaf Turtle to drink!
Food: The best food is crickets and breadworms. On the first day of bringing the Black-breasted Leaf Turtle back, it should be resting and disturbing it as little as possible. You can try feeding on the second and third days!
How to choose: Most Black-breasted Leaf Turtle in the market are wild, so it is important to choose a healthy turtle. First of all, check whether its eyes are closed, not open for a long time, whether it is active, whether there are any problems such as broken limbs, and whether there are any problems with the skin. If you do the above steps. Congratulations, it belongs to you!
Regarding wintering: The wintering of Black-breasted Leaf Turtle is a headache for climbers, but in fact, Black-breasted Leaf Turtle wintering is very simple, one UVA is enough. At this time, please pay attention to the humidity problem, UVA is heating after all, so the moisture in the mat material will be dissipated. At this time, we should pay more attention to the humidity problem! At this time, it is best to spray water every 5 days!
Any kind of animal is not easy to raise, and requires the careful care of the owner, especially when raising turtles. If you have breeding experience, but if you don’t have any breeding experience, don’t try this timid species.
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