Monday, June 13, 2011

Here are some cool and important tips for Box turtle Care

Congratulations, you have a new box turtle. But how can you care for your precious new friend? Takes care of a box turtle can take some work, but there are simple steps to ensure that your box turtle is happy in his new home.

First you must decide on housing for the turtle. You will keep it inside or outside? If you decide to get the turtle out, secure the area resembles the natural habitat of the tortoise. Much sun since box turtles are reptiles, but also shade in case the turtle becomes overheated under the constant heat from the Sun Provides water for your turtle, so it is deep enough for swimming. The home should have weed-like plants and insects for consumption. An outdoor setting is probably home to a turtle would choose. But an indoor home properly made will keep your box turtle just as happy and confident.

If you build your turtle a home indoors, use a container, such as those made by Rubbermaid. The best solution is to a large, dark container that the turtle can not see through. A turtle can become perplexed and frightened faces of a clear container. One of my box turtles constantly tried to climb through the wall of his clear container, so I had to move him. The container should be large and filled a few inches deep with a substrate such as "Ask-an-animal." Next, a shelter for the tortoise, as a hollow tree trunk. You need a pool for the turtle, because there is usually a turtle poops. I used the plastic lid of a container for food. Make sure the pot is too deep. Each day lasts the entire tank moist by spraying the surface of the house.

In the house of the turtle. Temperature fairly warm in lighted area based around 80 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit Using UV-B light to keep the turtle healthy and active all day. Another option is to keep your turtle outside to soak in the sun for about an hour a day. The natural sunlight is enormously healthy for your turtle, although he might not enjoy at first. Remember, you know what is best for your turtle. Keep an area away from light, so the turtle can rest when he had enough light. That is why it is important to have a container big enough for two different areas.

The food a turtle eats is obviously very important for health. A person should look at his or her own diet. It is your responsibility, but to feed your turtle healthy diet. A turtle eats almost everything from fruits and vegetables for insects and worms. Another factor you should consider is providing edible materials with a high content of calcium, such as boiled eggshells or a cuttlebone that you can buy at a pet shop. One last tip to feed your tortoise-fun with it. Be creative in feeding your turtle from day to day, because you do not want a reliance on one food by feeding it the same every day. Keep the turtle diet balanced with half plant and half meat.

I have a few final tips below on caring for your new box turtle take.

1. If your turtle does not eat, try the food in the water the first week. Or, if you constantly see your turtle, he can never eat the food. Unfortunately, you can easily frighten turtles, so let your turtle to eat peacefully.

2. Change the water in an indoors home every day to keep it clean because it is the most likely place a turtle will relieve. Engendering a turtle to do this, use warm water to help him.

3. If a tortoise burrows deep underground and not for a few days so do not worry. This is quite natural since turtles enjoy being in tight spaces. However, make sure that your turtle gets enough food.

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