First Time Having a Turtle
Greeting from a 3-striped mud turtle owner from SoCal. It's my forth day living with this cute 3-striped mud hatchling. it's cuteness is definitely unbelievable with the size smaller than a quarter. Muddy is his name (hint: mud turtle) and he has been doing pretty well. He actually basks and eats, even though he doesn't eat a lot per meal (1/2 of a hatchling pellet) but I hope this situation will get better overtime. He is currently living in a 20g tank with provided UVB lamp, heater, basking dock, a thermometer to track the water temp, and a not that great of a filter (decorative reptofilter that came with the full turtle kit... it's pretty bad).
I have been doing research about turtle, especially 3-stripe mud but I could not find much. It's about RES all over the Internet, but not 3-stripe.... Why is that? So, If anyone has any great source of info regards of 3-stripe, please let me know, much appreciated!
1 last question! I have read elsewhere that female turtle can actually lay egg without mating. I am not quite sure if this apply to all types of aquatic turtle ( read about this fact in a post talking about RES). Can anyone tell me if 3-stripe is also the same? Does this mean that if Muddy turns out to be a female, I have to provide "her" a nesting area to lay egg to avoid "egg binding" scenario?
Thanks in advance