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reptile ID and info #1
So I've had this guy for over 10 years, since both I and him was very small xD. I don't know what is he. He lives in water almost all the time and eat almost everything, I feed him with live fish(lots of live fish in the pond but he doesn't like fish anymore), vegetable, fish food, raw meat(rarely). Is there any other good food I can feed him?
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Re: reptile ID and info #2
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Re: reptile ID and info #3
Definitely a soft-shelled turtle. Possibly the Chinese Soft-Shelled Turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis). They get to about a foot long, and are the most commonly seen soft-shelled turtle in the hobby AFAIK.

Wikipedia says they eat crustaceans, molluscs, insects and fish at night. You could try cockles, shrimp, strips of white fish, etc. Soft-shell will take small mammals and birds, and the largest have been known to attack goats.

How large is it?
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Re: reptile ID and info #4
Thanks for the info, his shell is really soft :P.
He's... i don't have the number but he's a little bigger than 2 of my hands fully spread. He's friendly to me but he attacked and ate a rat...
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Re: reptile ID and info #5
Rat eating turtles? We could do with a few of those in London! Though I don't suppose the weather would suit them ... and we wouldn't want a cane toad style takeover ...
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Re: reptile ID and info #6
there's defo snapping turtles in london, as well as the usual terrapin types
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Re: reptile ID and info #7
Oh yes there was one eating geese in the River Lea a few years ago, they must have caught it though??
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Re: reptile ID and info #8
I've never seen a turtle catching a pray... I can't even imagine how mine was able to catch a rat. area near my pond was a good place for rat, as it's close to the sewer and lots of hiding place. But about 4 years ago, I've discovered dead and half-eaten rats in my pond
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Re: reptile ID and info #9
Eating rats!!
Sheer quality.
Hope he stays in your pond!!!!
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Re: reptile ID and info #10
He does get out of the pond sometime but always come back =D He only get out of the water for sunlight for a short time