Living habits of small sea turtles (the appearance and living characteristics of sea turtles)
Since ancient times, people have believed that turtles can bring auspiciousness and are a symbol of auspiciousness, well-being, happiness, and longevity. They are also worshiped because they are hardworking animals.
The most notable features of the turtle’s appearance are the thick tortoise shell on the back, the thin and long neck, and the eyes the size of mung beans. Turtles generally live in waters such as rivers and lakes, have a mild temperament and grow slowly. Turtles are temperature-changing animals, and their metabolic activities change with changes in external temperature. Turtles are omnivores and eat a lot.
The appearance of the tortoise
The limbs of the tortoise are very strong and grayish brown. *** is relatively small, the front of the top of the head is smooth, the skin on the back has polygonal fine line scales, and there are dark yellow stripes and yellow spots on the side of the head, extending back to the neck.
The carapace of the turtle is flat, with three longitudinal ribs, and is brown in color, and the male is closer to black.
Turtles have short tails and webbed claws.
Life characteristics of sea turtles
Turtles are semi-aquatic and semi-terrestrial reptiles, mainly inhabiting rivers, lakes, Water areas such as reservoirs and ponds. Mostly stay in the water during the day and come out at night. When an enemy is wounded or frightened, the club retracts the head, limbs and tail into the shell.
Under normal circumstances, the growth rate of turtles is relatively slow and their life span is generally long.
The turtle is a temperature-changing animal. When the water temperature rises to 15°C, it will come out for activities, and when the water temperature is 18-20°C, it will start feeding. Turtles are afraid of heat, and when the temperature reaches above 20°C, they will hide in deep water mud. In hot summer, they flock to seek shelter in the shade. When the temperature drops below 10°C, the tortoise will lie motionless in the mud at the bottom or cover loose soil to hibernate to resist the cold attack.
Turtles are omnivorous animals with mixed eating habits. It feeds on insects, worms, small fish and shrimp, young leaves of plants, duckweed, rice and weed seeds. The tortoise is very resistant to hunger, and it will not starve to death if it does not eat for several months.
Turtle Feeding and Management
The period from the start of eating to the stop of eating is the time for the growth of the turtle. It is necessary to bask in the sun frequently and change the water, usually once a week.
Turtles cannot do without water when they hibernate, and they also need to bask in the sun. They can do few or no water changes.