Mexican box turtle breeding

mr.yobox

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I'm raising mexican box turtle and eastern, three toed, ornata ×gulfcoast hybrid. I wonder Is it possible to cross-breed Mexican and Gulf Coast box turtle
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DoubleD1996!

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It's better to keep species seperate and pure. Most hybrids tend to be steril and often times have a few health problems.
 

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Hi, and welcome! Does this mean that the different species of box turtles are common in the pet trade in Korea?

I agree with Double D, I like to keep all my different types of box turtle in separate yards to keep the strain pure. I don't know whether or not the Mexican box turtle is genetically close enough to the other types to be able to produce viable eggs, sorry.
 

mr.yobox

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Hi, and welcome! Does this mean that the different species of box turtles are common in the pet trade in Korea?

I agree with Double D, I like to keep all my different types of box turtle in separate yards to keep the strain pure. I don't know whether or not the Mexican box turtle is genetically close enough to the other types to be able to produce viable eggs, sorry.
Thank you for you advice .
In Korea, many species of box turtles are traded but mexican box turtle is not often, it's sometimes traded. Krcb,eucb,jpcb
 

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Mexican box turtles are also being poached from their native range. Earlier this year, or last year, my zoo, The Memphis zoo, got some from a confiscation.
They were being smuggled to china. They now reside with Chris Leon and this year he managed to produce some pure offspring.
 

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