The pond slider

The pond slider

A popular pet of children. They can be easily recognised by the patches behind their eyes.

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Biology

Keywords

pond slider, tortoise, reptile, terrarium, hibernation, tortoise shell, predator, keratin shell, red-eared, egg, hind leg, swamp, claw, shore, water, invazív, vertebrates, animal, pet, biology

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top of the shell: carapace, ventral surface of the shell: plastron, the length of the shell is 10-20 cm, it becomes active in early spring after hibernation, it lives along the swampy, reedy edge of the water, The pond slider, diet: insects, tiny fishes, molluscs, weight: max. 1 kg, life expectancy: 40 years
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