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Old 08-03-2013, 05:07 PM
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i decided to keep a reptile, but its realy hard to find lots of speasies in syria , there is som turtles and local snakes , not aquatic turtles but similar to a box turtle, i cant provid a uvb or a uva so , can these local turtle live if i put them in the sun for about 2 hours a day with a hiding place in case it was too hot, again , they are local turtles , and what other reptiles i could keep without a uva and uvb,
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:32 PM
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Hi.Can you give some pics so we can advise you on care and species?
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:22 AM
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Snakes don't need UVA/B so that'd be fine to keep if you can get the right set up sorted, but it really depends which species you're able to get hold of over there, if you know the species names I can give you a bit more info on the requirements for them.

I know there are at least a few venomous species of snakes in Syria locally and I would not recommend keeping one as a pet for your first snake but if you know of any none-venomous species around there that'd be a good starting point

I'm no help with turtles though
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Old 09-03-2013, 02:56 AM
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If you have an outdoor pond for a turtle as a permanent home that would be ok as the sunlight would be better.

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Old 09-03-2013, 05:43 AM
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thanx that was realy helpful ,
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