Caspian turtle – a small animal that lives in the waters of West Africa, Eurasia. The body length is not more than thirty-five centimeters. The carapace is also a small (approximately twenty-two centimeters). The body is dark, as the shell. The skin is olive-green hue. On the scalp there are yellowish stripes. The legs are covered with small black spots. Between the fingers have large membrane that helps the reptile to swim. Extremities Caspian turtle bit like flippers, with the exception of long, twisted claws. Eyes are black, with no pronounced pupils.
Several times a year the female can produce offspring. The period of mating is repeated three times in twelve months, the process lasts three months. Over time the light can appear up to ten small turtles. Living in captivity of about twenty-five years. To breed animals may be in the age of ten. Life expectancy is dependent on the environment. it is not recommended to breed turtles at home. If the female laid eggs, they need to move to a special room, where the kids hatch ultraviolet rays.
Recently Caspian Turtle have become increasingly popular. Because endurance, ease of maintenance, this breed of turtles survives well in human homes. Live pet may be in a small aquarium. Remember, turtles alike need water, drying. It is therefore necessary to build a tank where the favorite will be able to crawl ashore. The water is desirable to change every seven days. The aquarium can be filled with water from ordinary tap water, the temperature of which should not be less than twenty degrees. Too warm water is also prohibited to pour. The bottom of the “seekers” are allowed to decorate algae. Among the plants reptile will feel comfortable. Above the bank put a lamp with ultraviolet rays, which will warm the pet. Be careful not to bug crawled out of the aquarium. It is not recommended to arrange small animal “walking” across the floor (carpet). He may accidentally swallow the “garbage” that would lead to dire consequences.
They feed on the inhabitants of the Caspian waters meat, squid, massive worms, snails. You can also give your pet fish with bones. Pork, chicken is better not to give. Turtles eat gras perfectly. Every week you can feed the animals carrots, apples, cabbage, milk. From green suit spinach salad. The pet store you can buy special food.
Young turtles are allowed to be kept together with fish. But with age, the best move them, because the adults can begin to hunt for small aquarium inhabitants. They get along well with other breeds of turtles, Adders, lizards, frogs.