Tag Archives: omnivore

Short-tailed opossum

Mondelphia domestica Order: Didelphimorphia Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Must be housed alone unless you are trying to breed. Single animals can be kept in 30-gallon aquariums with at least one hide provided. Keep a luggage strap around the tank to secure the lid because this species is known to push on lids and escape. Wood shavings (aspen) can be used for

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Lesser Hedgehog Tenrec

Echinops telfairi Order: Afrosoricida Husbandry Information Housing Requirements This species can be housed in larger aquarium style tanks or wire style enclosures as long as the wire enclosure can be kept sufficiently warm to prevent torpor. You must provide a heat pad for tenrecs year round otherwise they can go into torpor during cooler times of the year. Any temperatures below

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Greater Hedgehog Tenrec

Setifer setosus Order: Afrosoricida Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Diet Requirements Veterinary Concerns Notes on Enrichment & Training Other Colony or Breeding Management Notes species is housed or managed socially or for breeding purposes. Individual Identification Dimorphism or practiced ways to individually mark species (such as those in colonies, like giant millipedes). Programmatic Information Transportation Temperature Guidelines   Crating: Tips on Presentation

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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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Box Turtle

Terrapene carolina Order: Testudines Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Temperature, Humidity, & Lighting: Temperature: 70-90 F Humidity: 60-80% Lighting: need at least 5% UVA/UVB lighting Substrate: sphagnum moss and vermiculite Diet Requirements In the wild, box turtles eat insects and other small creatures (worms and slugs are a favorite,) leafy plants, berries, and other fruts. Under human care, they are fed an Omnivore’s salad

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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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Indian Star Tortoise

Geochelone elegans Order: Testudines In the United States herpkeepers typically identify Indian and Sri Lankan star tortoises, but both are classified as Geochelone elegans. Husbandry Information Housing Requirements An exhibit 6 feet long by 6 feet wide is sufficient for one to four tortoises with one-foot walls. Temperature, Humidity, & Lighting: Temperature: optimal temperature is between 75 and 90 F. Basking temps at

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Hingeback Tortoise (Home’s)

Kinixys homeana Order: Testudines Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Enclosure 4 feet long, 2 feet wide and 18 inches tall can house up to three or four adults. Provide ample hides Temperature, Humidity, & Lighting: Temperature: These tortoises are not big fans of intense lighting, so use a ceramic heat emitter to create a basking spot of about 85 F placed in center

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Nine-banded Armadillo

Dasypus novemcinctus Order: Edentata or Xenarthra Husbandry Information Housing Requirements This species has been housed successfully in 6-8 foot metal troughs/stock tanks with a wood and mesh lid. Built in enclosures such as Corners Cages would also work for this species. Provide a hide box and stuff with balled newspaper. The armadillo will shred the paper and make a nest out

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