General Care Discussion :: "Male" Map Turtle

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:04 pm   "Male" Map Turtle

Hello, I recently adopted this large map turtle, and I'm PRETTY sure it's a common map turtle. II'm posting these pictures because his colours are pretty faded, so he might be fairly old, not sure on the age. I also say "male" because he has pretty long back claws, and a bit above average long front claws, but his tail is fairly small. Honestly I don't know much about map turtles, so would anyone be able to confirm if this is normal? Also, he's the first map turtle I've seen with dots behind/above his eyes instead of thick stripes, the dots don't connect to any stripes either.
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Post Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:46 pm   Re: "Male" Map Turtle

I'm pretty bad at IDs but I would say a female Graptemys ouachitensis ... Ouachita map or Sabine map turtle.
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Post Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:30 am   Re: "Male" Map Turtle

Really? They have those here in Canada? I thought we only had common or mississippi.
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Post Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:15 am   Re: "Male" Map Turtle

As in native or for sale? Where did you get it from?
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Post Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:26 pm   Re: "Male" Map Turtle

I got her from Kijiji, I don't know where they got her though.
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Post Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:18 pm   Re: "Male" Map Turtle

I'd read over a few caresheets, you might need to change water levels and/or substrate.
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