Terrapin Vivarium

This large open air terrarium supports almost all of our terrapins. They live in here all the year round and hibernate in the pond during the winter months with no problem. The only clearly visible terrapin in this shot is a European Pond Tortoise (Emys orbicularis) of which there are 5. To date this is the only species that has successfully bred in here. There are also 8 Red Eared Sliders (Pseudemys scripta elegans) and 2 Stripe Necked Terrapins (Mauremys caspica).

One of our greatest pleasures is gained from sitting in the terrarium in the summer months, usually surrounded by a circle of terrapins hoping we might have some food for them.


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