Karolinska box turtle – small animal inhabits’ll save Eastern Canada, the United States of America. Animal popular in America. Karolinska box-turtle are increasingly buying as a pet. This species of reptiles hardly needs water. All the time they spend on land. In winter, the animal prefers not to go into the water. Body Colour unusual. Basic color – black. On the skin, the shell has a lot of curves orange lines. The upper part of the legs is completely orange. carapace length not exceeding eighteen centimeters. Head length becomes about eight centimeters. To distinguish males from females can be for eye color. Males are bright red. female individuals have darker eyes (maroon).
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, Caroline box turtles are becoming increasingly popular. Because endurance, ease of maintenance, this breed of turtles survives well in human homes. Live pet may be in a small aquarium. The bottom is paved with a thick layer of sand and peat. 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 Caroline reservoirs 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.