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MOMBASA TORTOISE

Postby Simonl13 » Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:48 pm

Hello. We are in Mombasa, Kenya and there is a tortoise in our garden. How can we find out what kind of tortoise it is - we can supply a photos of course. We want to ensure it is will look after by us and cared for correctly. Thank you for helping us. SIMON

PS If we need to upload an image how do we do this?
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Re: MOMBASA TORTOISE

Postby Bigjoe » Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:55 pm

Here you go Simon
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=373
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Re: MOMBASA TORTOISE

Postby Simonl13 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:07 pm

Here is my photo link.

Can you tell me the tortoise name and the link for its care

Thank you

SIMON


http://1drv.ms/1Uu46Mb
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Re: MOMBASA TORTOISE

Postby Tortoise Trust » Sat Aug 08, 2015 7:37 am

It is exactly what I thought it would be.

Kinixys belliana (Bell's Hingeback Tortoise).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell%27s_ ... k_tortoise

http://www.tortoisetrust.org/Downloads/Kinixys.pdf

Most 'caresheets' are aimed at keepers outside the natural zone. INSIDE the natural zone it is much easier.

* Provide a mixture of shade, semi shade and open spaces
* Provide a shallow soaking/drinking area
* Provide a varied (slightly omnivorous) diet. They like land snails.
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Re: MOMBASA TORTOISE

Postby Simonl13 » Sat Aug 08, 2015 12:52 pm

THANK YOU so much!
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