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Pink Ringed Tent Turtle

Pink Ringed Tent Turtle

As the name suggests, the pink ringed tent turtles are known for their distinctive pink rounded keel. The shape of their tent-like keel is also one of the reasons they are known as the pink tent turtles.

These turtles have other distinctive features, such as dots around the eyes that are red or brownish. These turtles are generally found in the Indian and Nepali waters, such as the Ghagra, Chambal, Hindon, Ganges, Yamuna, and Koshi from southern Nepal and northern India.

These turtles are generally more accustomed to the mainland rather than the seawater as their most common resting ground is fallen trees, logs, and rocks.


They mostly enjoy all kinds of aquatic animals and plants in the wild and can also be fed leafy vegetables and insects such as worms, crickets, and shrimps.

These turtles can be taken in as pets, and they are very easy to keep. Their diet is not very hard to find, and they will enjoy all of the food mentioned above. Their dietary habits change with age, such as the younger turtles grow by eating a carnivorous diet, while as the growth process continues, they tend to move towards a more herbivorous diet. Leafy greens are their most favorite diet, such as water lettuce, watercress, and water hyacinth.

Similarly, their fondness for leafy greens like kale, lettuce, and other similar substitutes is prevalent and can easily be fed any of those.


These unique and beautiful-looking turtles have an interesting mating process as well. The male turtles have to impress the female turtles by fanning frontal claws and swimming around the female turtle until the mating occurs.

There is a time of six months for the breeding process that starts in October and leads up to march. After the mating, the females burrow their eggs in soft substrates. The number of eggs that a female can lay will depend heavily on the size of the female turtle itself; some lay 2 clutches of eggs.

One clutch of eggs consists of up to 3 to 10 eggs. The shell of the eggs is long and white. The incubation process for the eggs depends on the seasons and the climate of the region.


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