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Geoemyda spengleri is among the world’s smallest turtles, with a carapace length of no more than 11 cm ( in). The carapace is somewhat elongated and.. . The black-breasted leaf turtle (Geoemyda spengleri), also commonly called the Vietnamese leaf turtle or the black-breasted hill turtle, is a species of turtle in the. Black-breasted Leaf Turtle – Geoemyda spengleri (Gmelin ), Paula Morris Differentiating Male and Female Geoemyda spengleri (Black Breasted Leaf.

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You are currently logged in as. Geoemyda spenglerip. Some keepers do not keep their animals with a UVB light overhead, though many do, simply for peace of mind.

These small insects work to break down waste left behind by the turtles. Lows in the winter averaged around 58F and they have experienced temperatures in the low 40sF without ill effect. But to keep your spengleri active and interested in his habitat, you must provide contour in various forms. Black-breasted leaf turtle conservation Substantial advances are being made in management and captive breeding of this turtle, particularly in central Europe and the U. The olive to dark brown head is characterised by faint yellow markings near the eye and along the neck, and additional pale-coloured speckling may appear on the sides of the head and jaws 4 5.

That said, I recommend that anyone breeding this species should strive to provide incubation temperatures between 68 and 74 in the hope of producing males. Behind the Exhibit Building a Chelonian Library. Artificial incubation takes at least 70 days and can be done at fluctuating room temperatures.


Temperatures in the mid 90s have been experienced temporarily during the summer and temperatures geoemyyda the 40s have been experienced temporarily during the winter, both with no ill affect. Downloaded on 21 Sept. The opportunity attached to this species for keepers to develop elaborate, living vivariums is a bonus usually only available to keepers of smaller herps, such as dart frogs and geckos. Black-breasted Leaf Turtle I use terra cotta roof tiles for shelters see photo.

Wild Diet Omnivorous in diet, it eats small invertibrates such as insects and earthworms, as well as various fruits. Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. spebgleri

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Having small, multiple water sources in addition to one large communal dish will allow all to stay hydrated, especially important for this species. Geoemyda spengeri can be kept with success on a substrate mixture of organic topsoil, peat moss and cypress mulch. This species is a large part of our efforts here at theTurtleRoom. The rest of the skin is greyish brown, often dappled with tan, olive or orange colouring 6.

Black-breasted leaf turtle

Also known as black-breasted hill turtle, Chinese leaf turtle, Indo-Chinese serrated turtle, scalloped leaf turtle, Spengler’s turtle, Vietnamese leaf turtle, Vietnamese wood turtle.

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But they do like a bit of basking heat, so have available during daylight hours a low-wattage basking heat lamp Watt for thermoregulation. It lives in deciduous forests, beneath trees that shed their leaves in the winter, and which surely block out much of the sun during warmer months. Additionally, only a very small amount of the few males that have been produced in captivity have actually sired captive offspring themselves. TheTurtleRoom breeders have had eggs geoemyxa temperatures as high as 92 degrees temporarily with no issues though these temperatures have not been sustained for long periods of time.


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The Vietnamese Black-breasted Leaf Turtle

The species is endemic to Southeast Asia. Spengleeri nvertebratesespecially earthworms F ruit and vegetables Medical Primary pathology with the G. Identifying sexual characteristics can appear early on, with some turtles appearing male at sizes as small as roughly 25 grams. Find more photos by Google images search: Black marsh turtle Philippine forest turtle.

A variety of live plants can be used, which will be appreciated as shelter and help to maintain high humidity. Superfamily Family Subfamily Genus.

We prefer to use Mazuri Aquatic Turtle Diet above all other pellets and a variety of fruits geooemyda accepted by our adults. Hatchling Geoeymda spengleri will eat a diet similar to adults. If you purchase a wild-caught G.

Turtle and tortoise care research is ongoing.