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iv always wanted terrapins or other small turtles since I saw then in a tank many years ago.

How hard are they to care for?....and other advise pls?
 

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iv always wanted terrapins or other small turtles since I saw then in a tank many years ago.

How hard are they to care for?....and other advise pls?
It against the law in most provinces
 

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Really? Whys that?

And in JHB?
If it is indigenous to South Africa - against the law, if it is exported - OK.

I think KZN, is the only place where you can keep local reptiles.
 

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No pics...sorry. But fanx for the heads-up guys ;)
 

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If you got lots of time and some more time you could try and get a permit to keep one... Not sure if they are limited to certain institutions, but well worth a try.
 

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If you got lots of time and some more time you could try and get a permit to keep one... Not sure if they are limited to certain institutions, but well worth a try.
Where could i start to look?
 

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iv always wanted terrapins or other small turtles since I saw then in a tank many years ago.

How hard are they to care for?....and other advise pls?
To get things back on track.The turtles we used to see years back were in fact a North America spieces called Red Eared Sliders.Most of the pet shops used to sell them.They are banned because of the very real threat they pose to our natural ecosystems.They are infact now well established in a few areas of SA as a result of people releasing them into the wild.
Here in the Western Cape I know there are some living in the Stellenbosh/Sommerset west area.They are very colourful as hatchling but end up a pain olive green colour.You can still tell them apart from the local terrapins by the red marking in the side of their heads.
 

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To get things back on track.The turtles we used to see years back were in fact a North America spieces called Red Eared Sliders.Most of the pet shops used to sell them.They are banned because of the very real threat they pose to our natural ecosystems.They are infact now well established in a few areas of SA as a result of people releasing them into the wild.
Here in the Western Cape I know there are some living in the Stellenbosh/Sommerset west area.They are very colourful as hatchling but end up a pain olive green colour.You can still tell them apart from the local terrapins by the red marking in the side of their heads.
Nah...would rather keep an indeginous species
 
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