Tag Archives: Freshwater

Western Pond Turtle

Actinemys marmorata (Northwestern) and Actinemys pallida (Southwestern) Subspecies: Actinemys marmorata pallida (Southwestern Pond Turtle) Order: Testudines Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Temperature, Humidity, & Lighting: Temperature: Humidity: Lighting: Substrate: Diet Requirements Veterinary Concerns Notes on Enrichment & Training Check out the Reptelligence Facebook page and Reptelligence website for enrichment and training inspiration. Advancing Herpetological Husbandry July 2018 Quarterly Newsletter- Article Environmental Enrichment for Reptiles By Charlotte James Other Colony or

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North American Beaver

Castor canadensis Order: Rodentia Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Diet Requirements Veterinary Concerns Notes on Enrichment & Training Other Colony or Breeding Management   Individual Identification   Programmatic Information Transportation Temperature Guidelines   Crating: Tips on Presentation Touching Techniques Tips on Handling   Potential Messaging Plastic/Styrofoam – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Conventional plastic and Styrofoam (That’s pretty much all plastic and Styrofoam.)

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Common Musk Turtle

Sternotherus oderatus Order: Testudines Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Temperature, Humidity, & Lighting: Temperature: Humidity: Lighting: Substrate: Diet Requirements Veterinary Concerns Notes on Enrichment & Training Check out the Reptelligence Facebook page and Reptelligence website for enrichment and training inspiration. Advancing Herpetological Husbandry July 2018 Quarterly Newsletter- Article Environmental Enrichment for Reptiles By Charlotte James Other Colony or Breeding Management Notes species is housed or managed socially or

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Bog Turtle

Glyptemys muhlenbergii Order: Testudines Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Temperature, Humidity, & Lighting: Temperature: Humidity: Lighting: Substrate: To house the turtles, add sufficient peat moss (several inches) and sprayed/flood until it becomes water logged. From the Studbook: create basking spots and areas using concrete blocks and top with plant and soil “plugs” containing various native plants from the wild bog sites. Water: The water system is

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Blandings Turtle

Emydoidea blandingii Order: Testudines Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Temperature, Humidity, & Lighting: Temperature: Humidity: Lighting: Substrate: Diet Requirements Wild Diet: they are omnivores and eat a diverse amount of animal and plant matter, including amphibian egg masses, tadpoles, crustaceans, small fish, water insects, worms, slugs, snails, leeches, leafy vegetation, ripe fruits, berries and mushrooms, some of which are poisonous to humans

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Northern Water Snake

Nerodia sipedon sipedon Order: Squamata Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Temperature, Humidity, & Lighting: Temperature: Humidity: Lighting: Substrate: Diet Requirements In the wild, northern water snakes eat fish, amphibians, birds, and mammals. During the day, they will hunt among the plants at the water’s edge, looking for small fish, frogs, worms, leeches, crayfish, salamanders, young turtles, and small birds and mammals. At

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