Please ID Turtle

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Please ID Turtle

Postby Foxticity » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:51 pm

Firstly, sorry for posting in the wrong place but didn't find the right one.

I am intrested in the picture attached of the big turtle, however, I don't know it.

What type is it?
Where they from?
What do they eat and requirements?

Thanks guys
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Re: please id turle

Postby Warren Klein » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:58 pm

That's a Red- eared slider on the back of Chinese striped -neck Ocadia sinensis
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Re: please id turle

Postby Foxticity » Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:05 pm

Spot on. Thanks mate.

Are they legal?
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Re: Please ID Turtle

Postby Westley Price » Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:08 pm

Foxticity, please watch your spelling and grammar.

I had to change you last post and the topic title.
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Re: Please ID Turtle

Postby Bushviper » Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:16 pm

Nope they are not legal in Gauteng.
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Re: Please ID Turtle

Postby Lillypod » Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:17 pm

As far as I know, no turtles are legal... I'm ot sure if they are legal in one area and not in others...
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Re: Please ID Turtle

Postby Foxticity » Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:22 pm

Why are they not legal?

I thought whatever that is not indigenous can be kept without a permit.
Or do these issues only exist for turtles?

Which turtles are allowed?

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Re: Please ID Turtle

Postby Bushviper » Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:52 pm

No exotic chelonians are allowed in all the Provinces excluding KZN at this stage.
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Re: Please ID Turtle

Postby F1refly » Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:50 pm

You have two options:
Don't get one
Move to KZN

There is a third option, but it's illegal so yeah
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