Central Asia (steppe land) turtle – a rare reptile species inhabiting sandy plains of North America. Meet the animals, you can also in Central Asia. However, there they prefer rough surfaces. In smaller quantities steppe turtles live in Arab countries, Russia. India. The form of the shell, coloring resembles a Mediterranean tortoise. The main difference is that at the top of the steppe turtle shell a little flat. To distinguish females from males snap. A female is always more. The head is small bug, has a slightly flattened shape. Eyes black, without pronounced pupils. On the front of thick, short legs can be counted four pairs of claws. From under the shell, you can see a small triangular-shaped tail.
Despite the fact that this breed of turtles on the verge of extinction, animals continue to keep as pets. Central Asian tortoise is large, and the animal is considered to be the slowest among the other members of his family. With proper care the pet live up to fifty years. Before buying a turtle take care of a house. Perfect terrarium, aquarium. It should be roomy small animal, so to breed turtles should be defined in advance. The bottom of the “asylum” is carpeted with a thick layer of special substrate (sand, peat). At the bottom you can put small plants (oats, millet, and other grains). Sprouts will serve as additional food for your pet. It is not recommended to put in a cage of two males. Sometimes they can provoke conflicts, which will compete negatively on the health of the animals. Where better to buy a couple. Hetero individual pieces fit together perfectly. At the age of six, they can produce offspring. Sometimes the female may not be ready to mate. Under such conditions, this procedure is better to postpone. After some time after mating, the expectant mother begins to lay eggs. The female buries them in the shallow soil. It is recommended to move the eggs in a special container. This will protect the embryos against injury, premature hatching. The incubator eggs are kept under special ultraviolet legs for four months. The air temperature should be about twenty-eight degrees. Humidity – not less than fifty percent. Newborn babies (about five centimeters long) are born completely unprotected. The first time, they do not take the environment.
Feed adult turtles almost everything. Quietly you can give fruit, vegetables, various greens. Periodically fertilize favorite boiled fish without salt, spices. The pet store you can buy special food. Nutritional supplements and vitamins. The water in the drinkers are changed daily. Remember that turtles are accustomed to the light. Therefore, regularly brings them into the street. The sun’s rays are very useful to the animal. It is recommended once every seven days to bathe in warm water turtles. The water temperature should not be higher than thirty-five degrees. Cleaning is carried out in the cage once a week. Regularly clean the drinkers, feeders. Make sure that the cell is not standing in a draft. In hot weather, you need to bathe your reptile often.