order Testudines

Sottordine: Cryptodira

Superfamily: Testudinoidea

Family: Bataguridae





The Ocadia Sinensis an Asian turtle that diffused in an immense area that goes from China south orients them to the Viet northern Nam until to Taiwan.



This turtle one species of medium proportions. Its dimensions go from the 18, 20 cm of i males to i 25, 28 cm of the females.

The carapace, of tondeggiante, rather flat shape and in the young devout exemplary it introduces three fairings, one centers them and two lateral ones, but with the increase they stretch to disappear. Carapace of green color the olive brown, while the fairings are yellow or orange cos also the piastrone with wide dark spots on every scuto.

The head, the legs, the tail, and the soft parts are streaked of dark and yellow green.

Being of the optimal nuotatrici they have legs slaps.

One characteristic their long long thin tail and times like carapace and the this above all makes that the sexual dimorfismo not much obvious one in the young exemplary.

The females, as gi they have seen, are of greater dimensions, theirs piastrone convex in order to make space to eggs while in the males and concave in order to favor the connection.

Theirs maturit sexual happen when years catch up a dimension of 15-16 cm that is towards i 5-6.


This exclusively aquatic turtle, and does not push itself nearly never on the firm earth if in order not to try some vegetable or the females for the deposition of eggs.

Its habitat is swampy zones, large marshes but also course of water and lagos, date the large one acquaticit we can find it also in deep waters much

As all the rectums them do not have a system of regulation of the own temperature for which it passes many hours of the day to take to the sun on roots or semisubmergeeed log.

This turtle onnivora but while the young exemplary feed of alimony animals and vegetables the adults has alimentary habits nearly exclusively vegetarians.

In water the small of Ocadia nutrono of small larve of bugs or dead fish (rare the aquatic predazione in this species) and plants while the adults beyond the aquatic vegetables us very rarely carry themselves on the firm earth to the search of plants in order to nourish themselves.

Siccome the places where it lives have a constantly warm temperature these rectums them in kind do not go in letargo but all the year remains active.


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Given the aquatic nature of this species, the atmosphere devout adapted for this turtle a composed terracquario for 75 80% from remaining water and 20 25% constituted from unarea emerged heated from one light spot.

The profondit of the water he would not have to exceed i 5 6 cm for the small and as they grow to increase of the level until to 20 30 cm, but an Aquarius could itself be prepared also much high with one profondit of the water of 60 cm.

The qualit of the fundamental water like for all the species aquatic, for which we will have to install an adequate filtering coadiuvato from frequent partial water changes.

The water must be termoriscaldata to a temperature of 25, while the emerged area must have a heated point to 32.

The lighting system must be guaranteed from a specific lamp for resisted them with emission of beams UVA-B for the synthesis of the D3 vitamin in order to guarantee cos one correct increase of the carapace, but it would be better to be able to guarantee one sure quantit of sun giornalmente.

The substrate of the bathtub would have to be melmoso for giving to the turtle way to hide, but problematic obvious dates that it involves, advises the pebble use large of river, in way to avoid stone ingestions small from part of the animals.

For the furnishings of the terracquario we can use of the aquatic plants, but remembering that continuously they will be eaten of our turtles.

These turtles very adapt themselves to an external lodging in a small lake, but it would be opportune to carry the animals to the warmth in the winter months in order to avoid to make them to go in letargo.

Feeding in breeding

As we have seen this turtle onnivora, for this to the small we can offer to a percentage of 50% of alimony vegetables and 50% animals, but gradually we will pass to one percentage of 90% vegetables and 10% animals.

The small would have to be feed to you giornalmente but when they are adult the feeding must be to alternate days in order sovra not to feed our turtles.

The alimony that we can give is varies to you, like animals: small fish (acqardelle, latterini), girini, lombrichi, snails, but we remember that in the diet of the adults, they must be occasional foods.

As vegetables we can use vegetables greens like lattuga, rucola, cicoria, tooth of lion but also spinaci, carrots, zucchine. As aquatic plants we can use the lenticchia of water, the giacinto of water.

Occasionally we can offer to fruit of the type apples, pears, melone, grape.

In their diet we can insert also foods in pellet of good qualit with one high percentage of soccer (to es. Reptomin).

good norm to always leave a small cuttlefish bone that floats in the Aquarius in order to always guarantee one quantit of soccer in their feeding.


Recently had a great spread in the European markets of this race above all after that the trachemys scripta elegans entered in the list of the Cites, but often breeders without scrupoli they have sold animals with serious problems of you adorned internal or respiratory pathologies to you, for which before acquiring to see them the behavior of the turtles well, That they are are not lethargic that they are not to opened mouth, that they swim on one side not tilted and that they do not have zones of carapace soft.


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