Turtle Leopard (Geochelone pardalis) is a species of land tortoise living in Africa. It is one of the largest terrestrial turtles in Africa..
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Turtle Leopard (Geochelone pardalis) is a species of land tortoise living in Africa. It is one of the largest terrestrial turtles in Africa.
Size in adult leopard tortoise is about 35 to 60 cm and weigh up to about 15 kg.
When breeding the turtles, we must realize that this is an African species turtles. Therefore we can not compare our African summer. Therefore, we must be ready for turtles and internal yard or terrarium.
Rearing in the outdoor enclosure. Leopard tortoise can be kept in an outdoor enclosure during the hottest 4 months (from mid-May to mid-September).
Run-out should be large enough again. Not miss the house (shed) on the cover. The house should be heated to the temperature at night does not drop below 13 ° C. Turtles spend the night in it, or you hide a bad weather front.
In the paddock again not miss the obstacles, water dish.
Since the summer our far compares to African, turtles during these four months of rest and growth will slow down to stop.
Then we transfer the second half of September turtles into the inner Vybe or terrarium.
Breeding in the inner yard or terrarium. 8 months to mid-May, we will keep leopard tortoises in the inner yard or terrarium.
The size of the internal yard or terrarium for one individual should be about 2x1,5m.
Here we try to simulate an African summer with high temperatures. In the warm part of the internal enclosure / terrarium should be between temperature 31-33 ° C. Under the heating lamp temperature should be even higher - about 40-45 ° C. Again, we must not forget the lighting UV lamp.
Attention must pay to us in the night temperature dropped below 15 ° C.
Certainly we have in the calcium in summer as well as in zime.vnútornom paddock / terrarium and ochladzovňu. It must also be a bowl of water, where the Board of purchase, obstacles. The substrate can be used coconut fiber and sand in the hot section and cold section we should have river stones.
It is in this simulated African summer, we would be most turtles grow and be active.
Food should form again in the summer dandelion flowers, clover, plantain. Leopard tortoises in the summer and enjoy the classic grass and we have them instead of lawnmowers.
In the winter we feed the Chinese cabbage and quality hay. We can add to taste and grated carrot. In winter one day of the week do not serve food. Such a diet just this kind of benefit. Even in the wild, these turtles lifetime diet.
We can not forget the food supplement