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For example, females cannot lay their eggs because it is too cold. Or they injure themselves on the shell because their beak and nails are too long. A lot can be done wrong with nutrition too. "They eat everything green," says Kutschmann. For example nettles, dandelions and daisies. Fruit should only be fed very rarely because it contains a lot of sugar. Animal products are taboo, but calcium, which the turtle needs for its shell, is very important. Rigid reptiles: Hibernating turtles - bringing pets through the winter Cute reptiles: mini turtles - special features of small pets
Turtles are basically solitary animals, but they can be kept well together with other species. The Magdeburg veterinarian Klaus Kutschmann recommends, however, not to put two males together in an enclosure or terrarium. "They will try to drive each other out," says Kutschmann
The Moorish tortoise originally comes from warmer climes - under certain circumstances, however, the animals can also be kept in Germany. You can find out interesting facts about the reptile as a pet here.
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Moorish tortoise likes it warm and dry
Dry and sunny places are entirely to the taste of the Moorish tortoise. That is why it is only found in warmer areas in the wild. These include Spain, Turkey, Morocco, Israel, but also Iran and the South Caucasus. The armored reptile is about 30 centimeters long and can be recognized by its yellow to black, arched armor, mostly covered with darker spots.