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RE: russian and boxies

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Posted by: EJ at Sun Oct 30 10:27:19 2005  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by EJ ]  
   

Beautiful response...

>>Probably not a good idea...these species have dissimilar in requirements, the box's preferring overall greater humidity and the higher protien food, the Russians drier and vegetarian diet only. Further, Russians can be very cantankerous, stressing out the Box's with unwanted biting, chasing, mating attempts. Russians may harbor disease/virus that are asymptomatic,i.e. herpes, it is not obvious they have it but your box turtle might contract it. Russians are active and sometimes ornery, Box's tend to be shy and retiring, I think high potential for them to be "bullied" by the Russian. I would not do it...it's possible with a big enough enclosure, but I am reluctant to mix species. I see no advantages and plenty of risk...
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Ed @ Tortoise Keepers
Trying to keep the fun in Chelonian care


   

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