The family of cayman turtles includes two species belonging to independent genera. These turtles live in North and Central America. Cayman turtles have a small cross-shaped plastron and a very long tail, more than half the length of the body. Head, neck and tail are covered with small prickly scales. The sizes of one of the species reach a mass of 30 kilograms with a shell length of 35 centimeters, the largest representatives of the second species have a mass of up to 60 kilograms with a shell length of 1.5 meters. Cayman turtles live in a variety of reservoirs, rivers, ponds, lakes, preferring places with a muddy bottom, which is easy to dig into. The main food for them is fish, sometimes other small vertebrates also enter the diet.
Cayman turtles are kept in spacious aquariums with good water filtration. In captivity, they rarely grow to very large sizes, since growth depends on the size of the reservoir in which the animal is kept.
Genus Chelydra Cayman Tortoise
Chelydra serpentina Cayman Turtle
In this book, the author tried to shed light on the problems of keeping turtles in captivity from a medical point of view, emphasizing the most common mistakes in amateur content
In this book, the author tried to highlight the problems of keeping turtles in captivity from a medical point of view, emphasizing the most common mistakes in the amateur keeping of turtles.
The book provides information on the anatomy and physiology of turtles, describes diseases, their manifestations, diagnosis and treatment, examination methods.
The book is intended for veterinarians, students of veterinary faculties, scientists and anyone who wants to properly maintain and feed their pets.
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Cayman turtles (lat. Chelydridae) - a family of turtles.
A distinctive feature of cayman turtles is a small plastron having a cross-shaped shape, a long tail (more than half the length of the body), covered on top with a number of large prickly scales. The head and neck are covered with small prickly scales.