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Giant Girdled Lizard

Overall satisfaction

4/5

Acquired: Bred animal myself,
Worked with pet (didn’t own)

Gender: N/A

Appearance

4/5

Health

3/5

ActivityLevel

5/5

Temperament

3/5

Easy to provide habitat

1/5

Easy to handle

1/5

Visibility

5/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

2/5

Easy to Feed

4/5

Easy to provide environmental needs

3/5

Best Kept Outdoors in Warm Locales

By

New York, United States

Posted Jun 13, 2016

This attractive turtle is not often seen in the pet trade...as captive breeding is rare, one should check that those offered for sale are not wild caught. I’ve worked with such animals in zoos, and rehabilitating them is always a long and costly procedure. Once established, however, they settle in well, and some I’ve known have reached age 40+. Unfortunately, however, they need a bit more room than most owners can supply…an outdoor pond in a semi-tropical or tropical locale would be ideal. Their care is similar to that of Cooters and other large semi-aquatic turtles, but they are very sensitive to cool temperatures.

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