Steppe Turtle

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It is widespread in Central Asia, from the eastern shore of the Caspian to the northwest of India.

It lives mainly in sandy deserts, steppes and oases or in the valleys of mountains.

The exterior is largely dependent on the environment in which he lives.

Steppe Turtle’s Food

It is an omnivorous species, feeding on plants, flowers, fruits, but also with insects, snails and other small animals.

Currently, it is increasingly exported to many countries of the world, but it requires appropriate conditions, which can best be assured only in the terrariums set up for this purpose.

Steppe Turtle’s Features

Of smaller size, it has variations between 20-30 cm and can sometimes be confused with the Greek turtle. It differs from this, among other things because it has all 4 claw members.

The contour is almost circular, with broad and flattened scales, chestnut, olive, speckled in some areas, with more or less contoured forms, black.

The plastron is relatively flat and decorated with black spots, stretching on smaller surfaces stretched as if otherwise tested.

Steppe Turtle’s Reproduction

Typically, males have lower body weight than females of the same age.

The mating period is characterized by violent fights that take place between the males, which are carried out on the basis of true fighting strategies (clashes, frontal or lateral strikes, thrusts and even bite at the limbs).