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Softshell Turtle Eastern Spiny Health Information

Because the skins of Eastern Spiny Soft Shell Turtles are so permeable, they can be particularly sensitive to chemicals in their water or to the quality of their water. They should have tanks that are set up to cater to their aquatic habits with a log, flat rock, or land area to bask on. There should be a layer of sand at the bottom of the tank so the Eastern Spiny Soft Shell Turtle can bury itself comfortably. The water over the sand should be shallow enough that the turtle can stick its nose above the water into air while buried. You should be particularly careful that there are no sharp edges in the terrarium, as the soft shells of these turtles can leave them more vulnerable to scratches or bruises than other species may be. They may become aggressive toward one another if overcrowded, and thus will do better when kept in alone or in relatively large aquariums when keeping more than one. Even pairs may not get along and, in this case, should be separated. The basking spot should usually be kept around 85 degrees Fahrenheit, and the water should remain around 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Eastern Spiny Soft Shell Turtles should have diets consisting of feeder fish, invertebrates, and a bit of cooked chicken from time to time. They may have also have a little low fat dog food (a premium brand).

Breeding
The breeding season for Eastern Spiny Soft Shell Turtles occurs in May. Usually, the female will dig a nest in a sunny spot in the sand, in which she will deposit her eggs in June and July. The average nest is dug near the water's edge, and contains between 12 and 30 eggs. Between August and September, the Eastern Spiny Soft Shell Turtle eggs hatch into neonates that are about two inches long and have the same coloration as mature males do.

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