Turtles are long-lived in these animals.Many of them live up to 150 years even longer.Do you know how many years your pets?In fact, to accurately determine the age of the land turtle is almost impossible, but the approximate number of years can be determined by using the following tips experienced breeders.
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Age turtles can be determined by the size of its shell.Turtle continues to grow throughout life, its shell becomes longer, and significantly changes the form.At the age of turtles observed more long claws and a long tail.If you have brought the Central Asian tortoise, the ratio of the age and length of her following.Newborn turtle reaches a length of 3 to 3.5 cm, and weighs about 10-12 grams.At the age of one year Tortoise reaches a length of 4.5-5 cm and weighs 25-35 In 2 years the turtle reaches 5.5-6 cm and weight 48-65 grams, 3 years- 7.5-9cm and a weight of 95-150 g at 10 years - length of 15 cm and a weight of 150 g The growth rate of a turtle in the home depends on the size of the cage, feed quality, special additives and other factors.
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second way to determine the age of a turtle - is counting the rings on top of the shell (it is called in scientific carapace).Select one flake on the shell, and calculate how much it has to ring-grooves.For a more precise determination of the age, you can calculate the number of grooves on multiple scales, and then find the arithmetic mean.In one year, a turtle 2-3 grooves are formed depending on nutrition and lifestyle.Young turtles ring growing much faster than the animals aged.In addition, the number of rings depends on how often does the turtle hibernates.Elderly turtle shell becomes smoother, and the rings are gradually fade.
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