Welcome to Horsefield Tortoise Care

Kuv lub npe yog Charlie thiab kuv tau raug kev tu tortoises rau ob peb xyoo tam sim no. Kuv tau tau ib tug ton ntawm kev txawj ntse txij li thaum pib. Kuv yog ib tug loj tus kws lijchoj raws li ib tug tswv tsev rau kuv tus kheej thiab nws cov kuv lub hom phiaj mus dhau cov ntaub ntawv no rau koj. Nws yog qhov tseem ceeb heev kom paub tias yuav ua li cas kom zoo zoo thiab tu tau koj tus tsiaj thiab kuv xav tau muaj tias kev txawj ntse rau koj, free ntawm kev hloov.

horsefield vaub kib

 

Muas

Thawj kauj ruam yog kom yuav ib tug vaub kib uas yog rau cov muag khoom. Lawv yog cov sib nrug ntawm lub Vaub kib genus thiab yog tseem ceeb heev rau koj yog koj paub txog qhov sib txawv cov npe uas lawv yuav tsum tau hu ua raws li zoo li tsis tau txais tov nrog ib tug txawv tsiaj ntawm cov tib genus. Muaj tej yam kev ntsuas uas koj yuav muab koj cov tshiab tus tsiaj qhov zoo tshaj plaws lub sij hawm ntawm lub sij hawm ntev heath thiab kev zoo siab (thiab tsawg teeb meem rau koj!)

Thaum koj saib mus rau yuav koj tus tsiaj lawv kuj feem ntau hu ua:

5 hom ntawm cov Testudo Genus:

  • Horsefield vaub kib
  • Hermann tus vaub kib
  • Greek vaub kib / Spur-Thighed vaub kib
  • Marginated vaub kib
  • Iyiv vaub kib

 

Npaj Ntej

Xyuas kom tseeb tias cov tsiaj no yuav haum nyob rau hauv koj lub neej vim hais tias lawv lifespan yog ntev thiab yog hom twg los ntawm 40- 80 xyoo. Lawv kuj yuav tsum tau txhua hnub thiab txhua lub limtiam txij nkawm li ua tau tej yam uas koj yuav muab yav tom ntej kho mob li qhia siv kuj tshaj lub sij hawm. Lawv nyob ib lub sij hawm ntev thiab tej zaum koj yuav tsis xav kom muab kev saib xyuas ntawm nws mus ib txhis los yog nws yuav outlive koj thiaj muaj ib thaub qab txoj kev npaj los yog muab rau ib tug phooj ywg, muab tso rau nws nyob rau hauv koj lub siab nyiam los yog muab tso rau nws nyob rau ib tug tsiaj kiab khw thiab nrhiav ib tug zoo tswv tshiab.

 

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Muas

Horsefield Tortoise for SaleNws yog ib qho tseem ceeb heev qhov uas koj yuav los ntawm. Nws yog qhov zoo tshaj plaws yuav raug txhom bred thiab muaj lub lag luam koj yuav los ntawm ua raws li meej thiab niched cia li sai tau mus rau koj lub vaub kib. Yuav kom ntxiv piav no, “raug txhom bred” txhais tau hais tias vaub kib tau yug los nyob rau hauv kev ua qhev thiab tsis nyob rau hauv cov qus. Qhov no yog qhov tseem ceeb heev vim hais tias thaum lawv yug nyob rau hauv cov qus lawv yuav nqa ntau ntau cov kab mob thiab lawv yog siv rau cov qus ua rau nws nyuaj kom hloov mus rau kev poob cev qhev. Koj kuj xav kom paub tseeb tias nws yog haiv neeg bred, lub ntsiab lus, nws tau yug los nyob rau hauv koj lub teb chaws. Thaum lawv thauj cov kab mob yuav kis tau sai heev. Tom ntej no, nco ntsoov yuav los ntawm ib tug neeg muag khoom uas yog raws li paub li sai tau mus rau koj lub tej tsiaj. Ib tug muab kev pab uas yog heev tshwj xeeb nyob rau hauv no hom ntawm vaub kib yuav muaj qhov zoo tshaj plaws uas yuav muaj cov tuaj tos los yog chaw ua taus zes qhov zoo tus tsiaj, muab koj lub feem ntau muaj tseeb cov lus qhia rau kev saib xyuas noj thiab kuj muag koj lub feem ntau tsim nyog accessories xws li zaub mov, tsev nyob thiab lwm yam. Piv txwv ntawm sellers mus yuav los ntawm yog nabqa khw, nabqa luam qhia tau hais tias / Expo tus raws li nabqa thiab vaub kib breeders. These sellers are very familiar with this pet and are usually experts. Sellers you want to avoid are online, large pet shops and local pet shops. The reason is that you can’t check a tortoises health when you buy online and these general pet stores are not experts on this specific type of pet so they will often not recognize unhealthy ones and recommend the wrong accessories to you. These general pet stores can not be an expert on every pet and often the training is not extensive enough for this pet.

There are certain signs that you must look for when you are selecting your tortoise. Some things to avoid are cloudy eyes, bubbly nose, light/weak and non-responsive. A few things to look for are a clean bum, active/alert, heavy and strong and no signs of shell damage.

 

Care

Horsefield Tortoise CareLawv yog ib tug heev ntsaws thiab kev sib tham sib vaub kib, uas ua rau lawv ib tug zoo tus tsiaj thiab lom zem heev mus ua si nrog.

Keeb kwm no vaub kib los ntawm lub Mediterranean thiab Eurasia. Txawm tias tam sim no muaj ntau yog raug txhom-daug lawm nyob rau hauv lub UK thiab teb chaws As Mes Kas vim tej chaw thiab importing nyob rau hauv xyoo tsis ntev los.

Lawv loj yog nyob rau hauv lub me me sab rau ib tug vaub kib, xws li los ntawm 15-20 cm los yog 6-8 nti tag nrho zus.

 

Qhov tseeb pub leejtwg mus rau muab kev pom kev kho mob yog replicate nws tej ib puag ncig ntawm lub Mediterranean li zoo li sai tau. Qhov no yuav qhib lub qhov rooj mus rau feem ntau tsis ncov xeev kev kho mob, kev zoo siab thiab muaj zog ntawm koj tus tsiaj.

 

Housing

Horsefield Tortoise HousingQhov no ua rau lawv ib tug zoo heev tus tsiaj thiab ntau yam rau sab hauv tsev los yog sab nraum zoov tsev nyob. Teem koj lub tsev ua ntej koj tau koj tus tsiaj lub tsev nrog koj, qhov no yuav tiv thaiv nws los ntawm ua tsis muaj tsev nyob yog tias koj tsis tau txais nws teem nyob rau hauv lub sij hawm!

Koj yuav tsum tau xaiv ntawm cov vaj tse nyob koj tus tsiaj nyob hauv tsev los yog sab nraum zoov. Leej twg los yeej house nyob hauv tsev tab sis muaj qee yam txuj ci tsim nyog yuav tsum tau mus tsev thiab nraum zoov. Tawm sab nraud yog pom zoo vim hais tias nws yog lub feem ntau natural. Txhua yam yog zoo dua nraum zoov (nyob rau hauv txoj cai tej yam kev mob) xws li tshav ntuj, qhov chaw, nroj tsuag thiab cua. Tsis tas li ntawd, kom paub tseeb tias lub cheeb tsam no yog khaws cia qhuav thiab zoo drained los ntawm dej thiab nag tag nrho cov xyoo.

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Qhov zoo tshaj plaws luv luv-txiav kuv coj nrog kuv ob tug twb tau txais ib tug tag nrho-nyob rau hauv-ib cov khoom siv. Nws yeej muaj tsev nyob, ntaub pua chaw pw, Thaum tshav kub kub teeb, kub koob qhia hais tias, hauv luam khoom, tu thiab ib tug ob peb lwm yam khoom.

Kuv xav kom qhov no yog koj xav kom txuag ib Rev ntawm lub sij hawm thiab twv ua hauj lwm thiab tau sawv thiab khiav txoj kev sai. Ntawm no yog cov pib cov khoom siv Kuv yuav.

Tsis muaj teeb meem qhov chaw koj nyob sab nraum, koj muaj peev xwm tsim ib tug zoo meej ecosystem thiab kub hauv tsev. Cia li ua kom koj muaj tsev muag khoom noj nyob ze vim hais tias lawv nyiam noj!

Muaj 10 kev cai rau ob leeg sab hauv tsev thiab sab nraum zoov tsev nyob uas kuv nyiam hu rau 10 cov lus txib. Ua raws li cov 10 cov kev cai thiab koj yuav muaj lub siab tshaj plaws, zoo thiab feem ntau nquag Horsefield tau.

 

1. Ciam teb

Ib tug boarder lub tsev tawm ntawm kho cov ntoo, av ci los yog qhob nrog ib tug qhov siab ntawm tsawg kawg yog 40 cm (16 nyob rau hauv.) ua hauj lwm zoo tshaj plaws. Xyuas kom tseeb tias cov boarder yog heev khov kho thiab yuav tsis poob lawm. Qhov no tsiaj nyob rau hauv ib txoj kev khiav artist yog li tseem paub tseeb tias nws yuav tsis khawb hauv qab los yog npoo nws tus kheej ntawm lub npog thiab tig tshaj (yog lawv yuav ua li ntawd!)

 

2. Chaw

Qhov ntau qhov chaw koj yuav muab tau, zoo. Nrog rau cov kev zam dhau ntau qhov chaw nyob rau hauv hais tias nws tej zaum yuav tau txais poob los yog tsis ua raws li ntawm nws. The minimum space outdoors is 1 sq. meter (10.7 sq. ft.) but provide more if you can do so. If you house indoors you will have less room.

 

3. Kev pab tiv thaiv

Providing protection from various dangers can literally be life and death for you pet. For outdoors, be cautious of animals like dogs, cov hma, mab, rats etc., excessive rainfall, extreme temperatures and falling objects. In the most dangerous conditions you can surround the entire housing with mesh such as chicken wire. If the conditions are not safe enough bring the housing indoors for either the full year or seasonally depending on your outdoor situation. They are also a very well looked after species and protected by several organizations.

 

4. Substrate

A ground of proper is substrate is important and affects their living conditions. The substrate needs to be well drained and dry. Cov sib xyaw kom ob peb qhov chaw uas yuav tsum tau. Lub hom phiaj yog kom tau raws li nyob ze rau lawv cov chaw raws li tau. Sib tov ob peb ntaub ntawv xws li quav nyab, ntoo tej daim, xuab zeb, av thiab gravel ua ke.

Qhov chaw pob zeb nyob ib ncig ntawm lub vaj tse rau tus vaub kib mus nce nyob rau los yog siv raws li ib tug qho chaw / nrig txog kev pom teeb meem. Ib tug tej qho chaw / nrig txog kev pom teeb meem thiaj li muaj kev nyuaj siab thiab nce toj pab nrog ce. Pav ca pob zeb yog zoo heev rau pab khoom noj khoom haus nyob rau nws. Zoo substrate thiab cov pob zeb tseem yuav pab kom lawv claws los ntawm loj hlob ntev ntev.

Pro Rep Tortoise Life Substrate 25 litresKuv muaj ib tug mus-mus rau substate uas yog ib tug nyiam ntawm kuv. Kuv siv nws rau lub chaw pw ntawm tag nrho cov kuv tortoises thiab kom ib tug ntxiv lub hnab los hloov tam sim no rau pab kom lub vaj tse huv si. Nws yog hu ua Pro Rep vaub kib neej Substrate thiab kuv xav tau nws nyob rau hauv loj qhov ntau ces kuv tsis tau mus yuav nws li feem ntau. Nws yog kev ruaj ntseg yuav coj mus muag ua ntej ua substrate ntaub pua chaw pw vim hais tias koj khiav pes tsawg pheej hmoo ntawm kev xyuas koj tus tsiaj los ntawm cov tshuaj tua kab mob thiab kab mob piv rau scooping ib co ntawm koj lub zej zog ntau los yog teb. Thaum koj tau txais nws los ntawm ib tug ntau rau teb cov kev txaus ntshai yog siab hais tias yuav muaj cov tshuaj tua kab thiab teeb meem teeb meem uas yuav muaj kev phem noj qab nyob zoo rau koj tus tsiaj.

Koj muaj peev xwm yuav muaj ntaub ntawv ntawm ib tug cov khw muag tsiaj los yog hauv tsev txhim kho lub khw. Nws yog qhov zoo tshaj plaws mus yuav los ntawm ib lub khw muag tshaj tau los ntawm sab nraum zoov teb thiab lwm qhov chaw dawb. The reason is that fields and other places that you would gather substrate and rocks from can very likely be contaminated with urine or feces of other animals (or humans!) or other contaminants like weed killer and pesticides. It is not worth the risk of a veterinarian bill or your pets death.

 

5. Nce kev hloov

Out objective here again is to replicate their natural habitat. Same with the substrate, we want to give them grounds to crawl around on and give them a little challenge so they can get exercise and feel at home. Make at least 1 indoor/ 2 outdoor elevation changes by pushing together the dirt or substate to form mounds. Make sure that the mounds are not close enough to the borders to provide an escape route for him or too extreme that he could flip over.

 

Noj cov zaub mov

Horsefield Tortoise DietHousing ib puag ncig thiab noj cov zaub mov yog ob tug tub ntxhais yuav tsum muaj tug ncej uas yuav tsum tau kom muab nyob rau hauv thiaj li yuav tau tej khoom vaj tse kho mob rau koj tus tsiaj. Lub zoo meej noj cov zaub mov replicates, raws li zoo li sai tau, dab tsi nws yuav pom me ntsis nyob rau hauv cov qus. Lawv yog cov herbivores thiab browsers uas los ntawm ntau qhov chaw hauv ib ncig ntawm lub Mediterranean. Lawv feem ntau haus pom zaub ntsuab thiab cov nroj tsuag / lov tas vau. Ib lub biggest secrets yog muab nws lub widest ntau yam koj tejzaum nws tau los ntawm ntau qhov chaw raws li koj tau. Great zaub mov qhov chaw yog loj hlob cov zaub mov koj tus kheej, lub zej lub zos cov tswv teb ciaj uas muag, Xaiv nyob rau hauv koj cheeb tsam thiab tsev muag khoom noj khw muag khoom noj. Lwm cov kev xaiv uas kuv tus kheej siv mus ntxiv mus rau lub ntau yam ntawm kev noj haus yog pre-ua zaub mov nyob rau hauv daim ntawv fwj. Qhov zoo tshaj plaws lub tuam txhab mus cia siab rau (nyob deb ntawm) yog Komodo rau koj tus tsiaj.

Khoom noj khoom haus

Horsefield Tortoise Food

Cia li ob peb zoo khoom noj khoom haus xaiv yog:

  • Endive
  • Escarole
  • Nyom
  • Dandelion
  • Mallow
  • Daim duab
  • Qab zib kua txob
  • Violet

Tsuas yog qee:

  • Txiv pos nphuab
  • Txiv lws suav
  • Bok choy
  • Chard
  • Shredded zaub ntug hauv paus thiab sab saum toj

Tsis txhob nqaij ntawm txhua yam, unnatural cov zaub mov thiab tshaj noj. Muab ib tug dej huv tais nyob rau hauv lub vaj tse txhua lub sij hawm.

 

Hibernation

Horsefield Tortoise HibernationHibernation yog ib feem ntawm lub neej rau cov tsiaj no, hibernating lub hlis nyob rau hauv lub qus tab sis tsawg nyob rau hauv kev poob cev qhev. Ib txhia cov tswv tsis hloo lawv vaub kib ntawm tag nrho cov. Kuv pom zoo yog rau hloo koj tus tsiaj 2-4 lub hlis thaum lub sij hawm lub caij ntuj no, muab hais tias nws yog noj qab nyob zoo txaus los mus ua li ntawd,. Nws yog qhov zoo tshaj plaws mus xyuas nrog tus kws kho kom paub tseeb tias koj tus tsiaj yog muaj kev noj qab txaus. Tuag yuav tshwm sim yog hais tias nws tsis yog noj qab nyob zoo los yog hibernation yog tsis tseg kom zoo.

Ob peb lim piam ua ntej hibernation, maj mam txo cov zaub mov. Qhov no yuav tau txais tag nrho cov cov zaub mov tawm ntawm nws lub system vim hais tias thaum muaj yog cov zaub mov nyob hauv nws nws yuav rot thaum lub sij hawm hibernations. Right before hibernation soak him in Luke warm water to get the last bit of urine and feces out. Measure his weight and length and keep a weekly log of this throughout hibernation. If he looses too much weight take him out of hibernation. There are also other signs and reasons why you would have to take him out of hibernation if they occurred. Now you are ready for hibernation.

Nyob sab hauv tsev

Since you can control the temperature indoors, gradually decrease the temperature leading to hibernation (simultaneously with the food supply). Find a cool, dry and safe spot with the correct temperature for indoor hibernation. You will then construct a specially designed box to place him in during hibernation.

 

Sab nraum zoov

Hibernation period is between October and March (or during your winter time). If you have the correct outdoor temperature needed for hibernation then you can hibernate your pet in his outdoor housing.

 

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