The IHS breeders meetings in Doncaster are full of surprises; not only did I send the last of my captive bred Rhinoclemmys off to new homes in Germany, but I got the opportunity to collect a couple of very, very special turtles, and it's about time I introduced them.
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My first insight into the Doncaster reptile show / IHS Breeder's meeting; I got the chance to look around, exhibit, and pick up some new species...
This week I had some serious concerns about the health of one of my Amazon Twist Neck turtles (Platemys platycephala)...
This year has flown in so far, and in between my rather hectic work schedule, my menagerie has exploded with hatchlings and some new shelled addtions...View all journal entries >>
Evaluating the use of plastic storage boxes as captive snake habitats, based on scientific literature.
A guide to treating turtle shell injuries with iodine or salt treatments, for situations such as bites, and shell rot.
How the turtle's unique shell has aided and sculpted the turtle's biology for millions of years.
A natural, calcium rich supplement for turtles, tortoises and exotic animals.
A natural antibacterial and antifungal additive for aquatic setups and bioactive substrates, ideal for lowering pH.
Catappa leaves are packed with antimicrobial compounds and tannic acids, ideal as a preventative for shellrot and fungal infections.