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Old 19-06-2009, 03:41 PM
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hi just got a side necked turtle and was wondering if any1 knew any info about them.ie feedin and the behavour.thanks
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Hiya

Would love to see a photo.. am sceptical that you have a genuine gabon (gaboon) side necked turtle, but would love to be proven wrong!

After we establish the species you have, the correct care info can be provided. Congratulations on your new turtle!
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Gabon (NOT Gaboon) side necked Turtle is another common name normally used in europe for Pelomedusa subrufa or African Helmeted turtle which is the common name used more in the UK and USA. This is why using Scientific names helps prevents mis identification.
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Gabon (NOT Gaboon) side necked Turtle is another common name normally used in europe for Pelomedusa subrufa or African Helmeted turtle which is the common name used more in the UK and USA. This is why using Scientific names helps prevents mis identification.
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Gabon & Gaboon are the common names used for Pelusios Gabonensis, the African Forest Turtle... and it is more likely to be Pelusios Castaneus that is labelled/confused as the Gabon Turtle in the pet trade.
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This is a good site for advice on these species Pelomedusa subrufa - African helmeted turtle
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and it's 'sister' site...

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id put sum pics on here for u jo if i knew how to.i actually got the turtle from andy at leaping lizards so i no she is one.but if u wanna see pics ull have to let me no how to put them on here.not mastered that one yet,haha.ta

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Thanks Tasha

She looks like an African Helmeted turtle - Pelomedusa Subrufa to me. Very nice turtle.

This is pelusios gabonensis, the Gabon turtle or african forest turtle... easy to identify by the dark stipe down its carapace (it will also have a hinged plastron, whereas the African Helmeted turtle does not)

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Tasha's beautiful turtle

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