Cuora galbinifrons, serrata, bouretti

PA2019

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I keep quite a few Spengleri, and have decided to expand my collection to include another asian turtle. I have been trying to find galbinifrons for the past year with no luck. I have decided to expand my search to include serrata, and bouretti, but information is weak. Does anyone keep either, and if so, are there any major differences in terms of husbandry between the two? Specifically regarding serrata, there seems to be incredible amounts of carapace variability. Are there specific 'mixes' that seem to produce one color/carapace patterns over another? Such as bourreti, galbinifrons, or picturata? I added some spengleri pics for fun.
 

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Daniel Hortis

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Excellent job you’ve done in raise these black breasted leaf turtles. It’s a species highly sensitive to their environment but looks really beautiful. I’ve heard bourreti, galbinifrons could be available in China, but sadly it is difficult to acclimate them to the setup as over 99% of them available on the market are WC and most of them shown zero inclination to accept the pellets and worms. I’ve also a lover of G. spengleri but the bourreti, galbinifrons and picturata could anyway be on my wishlist for keeps lol.
 

PA2019

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Excellent job you’ve done in raise these black breasted leaf turtles. It’s a species highly sensitive to their environment but looks really beautiful. I’ve heard bourreti, galbinifrons could be available in China, but sadly it is difficult to acclimate them to the setup as over 99% of them available on the market are WC and most of them shown zero inclination to accept the pellets and worms. I’ve also a lover of G. spengleri but the bourreti, galbinifrons and picturata could anyway be on my wishlist for keeps lol.
Here in the USA there are people who have success breeding flowerbacks (Picturata, Bouretti, Galbinifrons), but there are very few adults left from the original imports so opportunities to buy any are very rare.
 

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