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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A mixture of pellets can be offered in a dish with chopped fruit. The meat mixture we use is a combination of lean ground turkey meat, chicken feed and vegetables, usually finely chopped carrots. Its color varies from a yellow-brown to gray-brown and dark-brown. Please contact us if you have kept an adult turtle that did not consume fruit but did produce young, so we can continue to be diligent on the topic.

Which species are on the road to recovery? Herpetology of Japan and adjacent territory. New localities of endangered Chinese turtles from museum specimens and the practical and ethical challenges using and reporting natural history collection data. However, once acclimated, this species is a rather easy animal to care for, besides their need for a varied diet consisting of various live food items.

Die Ultrastruktur der Eischalen von Geoemyda spengleri, lndotestudo elongata und Sacalia bealei Testudines Salamandra 30 4: Our animals accept strawberries, grapes, blueberries, bananas, watermelon, and tomatoes. Reptilia and Amphibia Volume I. There geoeymda no inguinal or axillary scutes. I nvertebratesespecially earthworms F ruit and vegetables Medical Primary pathology with the G. The Reptiles of China.


Some keepers do not keep their animals with a UVB light overhead, though many do, simply for peace of mind. 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.

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The Vietnamese Black-breasted Leaf Turtle

This species is primarily terrestrial, living amongst leaf litter. Spenfleri up to our newsletter Get the latest wild news direct to your inbox. In captivity, three single-egg clutches have been reported, laid with day intervals. Kinabalu mNordborneo, Teil 3: Since falling in love with the species after aquiring these two, he has added four more to his group gfoemyda an adult female of unknown age and three hatches — bringing his total to six.

The Black-Breasted Leaf Turtle of Southern China and Northern Vietnam is almost completely terrestrial, spending much of its time hiding among leaf litter in the forrest. Geoemyda spengleri seem to prefer over ripened fruit that is red in color.

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But to keep your spengleri sspengleri and interested in his habitat, you must provide contour in various forms. This can help the turtles feel safe, because as much as we would like to think that they need friends with which to cohabitate, other turtles are often a significant stressor. There are unconfirmed reports of sightings in Borneo and Laos.

47. Black-breasted Leaf Turtle

Turtles of the World. One of these unsexed animals is a new bloodline recently added, and another is the result of out adult male being studded out. Find out more For more information on the black-breasted leaf turtle see: Geoemyda spengleri is an endangered species that naturally occurs teoemyda southeastern China and northern Vietnam, in unfragmented, mountainous forests.


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If you acquire a new turtle, quarantine for a minimum of six months prior to introduction to the others and get a complete health examination from a veterinarian conversant with reptiles. Alpha females may do this also. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D. Hatchling Captive Habitat We keep our hatchling Geoeymda spengleri in sterilite tubs filled with sphagnum moss and an inch of water.

They are also heavily misted several times a day in extreme heat. During the turn of the century, many Geoemyda spengleri were available for incredibly low prices in the United States. Retrieved 29 May The height of the walls also helps to maintain high humidity, which is an important component of proper husbandry for these turtles.

Turtles, Tortoises, and Terrapins. This lack of males has led to many keepers incubating eggs at lower temperatures, even though, as of this writing, it has not been proven that G. The Reptiles of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. In summer, high temperatures are roughly 90F. Stress, as always, is an underrated but important consideration in the housing of any chelonian species.

Black-breasted leaf turtle threats Like most Asian turtle species, the black-breasted leaf turtle is in grave danger of extinction due to over-collection from the wild for the geoemtda, medicine and pet trade.