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Breeding the unusual and interesting painted terrapin.

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The painted terrapin (Batagur [Callagur] borneoensis) is a rare and interesting turtle found in the river systems and estuaries of Southeast Asia. While they actually live in some brackish water as well as freshwater, females will swim to the sea and nest on beaches alongside green sea turtles. Hatchlings can live in pure seawater until they migrate into the estuaries and rivers their parents came from.

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