Water turtle. seemingly harmless creature, but she is a real predator. Therefore, it will have to be fed animal food.
It is desirable to fortify food. Calcium, which can be given once a week, is especially useful for turtles.
With age, turtles switch to a "vegetarian diet." Therefore, the older the animal, the more often it is worth adding different vegetation to the diet, in particular algae. It also depends on age how often you need to feed a turtle. Young people need daily food, and adults have enough food for three days.
Although turtles spend most of their lives in water, they still need land to dry. Therefore, the aquarium must necessarily have an “island” with a lamp that will warm the area of the hill. This "island", as well as the whole soil, should consist of sand or gravel.
Be careful, the turtles are childishly curious, everything that is in their reach will certainly be tested on the tooth. Therefore, make sure that the "grains" of soil are large, larger than the head of a turtle. It also follows that it is useless to plant other inhabitants: turtles and plants for turtles.
In the aquarium, you need to maintain a constant temperature of 25 ° C, changing the water every month (provided that a filter is installed). It is advisable to have thermometers that will give you information about the temperature. Note that turtles can only feel comfortable in a large aquarium, so take care of this before purchasing an animal.
Before you decide to start a turtle at home, think about the fact that this is one of those few animals that can survive a person for several years.
The average life span of a turtle is about 100 years. There are cases when turtles survived to 300 years. But at home, of course, everything is different. Water turtles with good care are able to live up to 40 years.