There are also the common turtle known, other species that make families as are tortoises. Of these there are several types including the so-called terrapin. It is a turtle that lives in rivers and marshes of the Iberian peninsula as well as Portugal, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and France. It is unlike other carnivorous species of turtle, but if you can not find insects, fish and other small species of plants fed occasionally.
Its shell is unmistakable: brown or green. Some examples are presented different red lines or other colors in the neck. Its name derives from its appearance. Your skin looks worn and have spots in the area of the legs. Always try to stay in the water and only come out if deemed necessary. A must for them is get some sun.
Hibernate like other species such as bear, but the turtle takes a limit of total inactivity, because come winter are held in a dark place where it falls to the rhythm of your breath, do not defecate or opens his eyes and falls a kind of complete unconsciousness. For this hibernation is prepared well before feeding months earlier.
This practice is no longer as common in turtles that live in environments far from their habitat. Females are larger in size than males and mating season, between March and July, courtship and mating underwater. Mating is excessively violent, the male may abuse his partner in the middle of sexual ecstasy, which can last up to 5 hours. These turtles usually put 2 to 20 eggs.