Saturday, May 21, 2011

Difference in care of turtle and tortoise

Although the care of turtles have much in common, there are important differences that must be considered before becoming owner of the animal from one species. Both family members Testudines need an environment that allows sunlight for thermoregulation. It is important for all animals, but specific requirements vary between species. In addition, the turtles will benefit from a healthy vegetarian diet. But there are specific requirements for chelonians. Turtles can generally be divided into three main categories: aquatic turtles, semi-aquatic turtles and tortoises. 
Aquatic turtles need two elements in their environment. The first is an amount of water they can completely submerged. The second is a well-lit and dry for several days of swimming, which serves to regulate their body temperature. The majority of their time and energy went completely underwater. In fact, aquatic turtles should be completely submerged for many to swallow and digest their food. Changes in diet to animals "as they mature young adult turtles in the turtle. At the beginning of their lives they eat insects and worms as well as a healthy vegetarian diet. In adults, they are particularly darker as leafy vegetables. 
semi-aquatic turtles also split their time between wet and dry environments. The main differences between turtles and semi-aquatic turtles are semi-aquatic mammals do not need to be completely submerged in water and they spend more time in a dry environment. They need a source of clean fresh water to drink.Omnivorous animals throughout their lives, so their diet should always include worms and insects, with vegetables. 
Turtles do not need an aquatic environment. In fact, turtles require a specific level of humidity, because they prefer very dry, desert environment. Turtles also generally require larger environment for the proper use of energy and growth. Tortoises are herbivores for the rest of their lives.

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