turtle and tortoise home Turtle and Tortoise basic information health history Behavior Other information


East African Side Necked Turtle Health Information

In captivity, African Side Necked Turtles should be allowed a tank with enough water for them to swim in, in addition to a land area where they can bask. As a general rule, the water should have a depth about equal to the turtle's width. Many people find that a filter provides great help in maintaining a good water quality. Water temperatures should remain between 78 and 82 degree Fahrenheit with a pH of 6 to 6.5. During the day, the temperature of the land area should remain about 83 degrees Fahrenheit with a basking area about 90 degrees. Usually, African Side Necked Turtles are fed invertebrates and a small amount of green vegetation. Commercial turtle chow, low fat dog chow, trout food, apples, or bananas can also be offered from time to time. Because they may not get along well with other animals, even turtles of the same species, African Side Necked Turtles should be kept alone unless you are attempting to breed them.

Breeding
African Side Necked Turtles seem to breed more readily outdoors and when they have a lot of space.

Complete List
African helmeted terrapin Australian snake necked turtle Big Headed Turtle Black Marsh Terrapin Blanding's Turtle
Bog Turtle Box Turtle - Chinese Box Turtle - Eastern Box Turtle - Gulf Coast Box Turtle - Indonesian
Box Turtle - Keeled Box Turtle - Ornate Box Turtle - Three Toe Cogwheel Turtle Diamondback Terrapin
East African Side Necked Turtle European Pond Turtle Florida Cooter Fly River Turtle Honduran Wood Turtle
Leaf Turtle Map Turtle Mata Mata Turtle Musk Turtle Painted River Terrapin
Painted Turtle - Eastern Painted Turtle - Western Red Eared Slider Reeve's Terrapin Snapping Turtle
Softshell Turtle - Black Rayed Softshell Turtle - Eastern Spiny Softshell Turtle - Florida Spotted Turtle Wood Turtle - Central American
Wood Turtle - North American Yellow Spotted Amazon River Turtle African Spurred Tortoise Aldabra Giant Tortoise Bow-Sprit Tortoise
Burmese Brown Tortoise Chaco Tortoise Desert Tortoise Egyptian Tortoise Elongated Tortoise
Forsten's Tortoise Galapagos Tortoise Gopher Tortoise Greek Spur Thighed Tortoise Hermann's Tortoise
Hingeback Tortoise - Bell's Hingeback Tortoise - Home's Impressed Tortoise Leopard Tortoise Leopard Tortoise - South African
Marginated Tortoise Pancake Tortoise Radiated Tortoise Red Foot Tortoise Russian Tortoise
Star Tortoise Yellow Foot Tortoise
Latest news about Yellow Foot Tortoise

 

copyright turtlesite.infoprivacy policycontactsitemap

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "East_African_Side_Necked_Turtle".
eXTReMe Tracker