I have never thought that Kame and Kroten would have many wonderful friends. I felt honored with everyone who keeps coming back to their blog. I guess I am now ready to do this important post, a post where I differentiate my two girls 🙂
At first, I wanted to make 2 posts, one about their physic and another one about their behaviour…but there are so many pictures involved and I finally decided to do 3 (or maybe 4) posts.
This first part will cover differences in their shell and heads. Other body parts will be in part 2.
From those two pictures, you can clearly see their differences, Kame has darker color and Kroten has lighter color. Now I am going to show you a more detail differences
Kame’s picture is always on the left while Kroten’s is always on the right.
1. When they were babies
When they were babies, Kame’s shell color was dark green and looked really strong. Kroten has a lighter green color and looked weak. I thought she was having malnutrition or something that changed her shell color (Thank God I was wrong).
2. Shell’s color as they grow up
Before Kame had all her scute shed off (see the differences of her shell before and after shedding here) the color of her shell was totally different to Kroten, however after the shedding they almost look the same now. Kame has lighter color now, while Kroten has darker color because she is preparing to shed. I can see beautiful pattern underneath her old scutes…I am sooo eager to see her new scutes,but it will months before she starts shedding the old ones off.
Ps: for this picture, kame is on the right side
3. Head Shape
You can see it clearly that Kame has rounder head than Kroten. Kroten’s head becomes smaller as it gets to her nose tip, it looks kinda like the corner of human’s eye.
Kame has protruding eyes. Someone once asked me if she was alright, and I said yes because she had have those eyes since baby. You can see how protuding her eyes are from this picture. Kroten’s eyes are flat, meaning they don’t protrude from her head.
5. Red Eared
People call this kind of turtle as Red Eared Slider because of thered line on their head. Kame and Kroten have different shape of red line.
I don’t know how to describe it,just see the difference 😉
I like Kame’s red line better because it has that cute twist on the edge near her eyes. Kroten has bigger line with no twist.
Ps. that read line is NOT their ears. See turtle’s ear here.
6. Neck’s Pattern
Kroten’s lighter color is not only on her shell, but also on her skin. Their neck can show you how different their colors are. Kame’s pattern is so clearly visible while Kroten’s is almost patternless. We have to focus closely to see her pattern. This light pattern happens allover Kroten’s skin. You’ll see more of it later.
That’s all for now 🙂
See you again in Part 2 of their physical appearance.
I hope you enjoy this post, I close this post with Kame and Kroten’s picture when they are behaving nicely toward each other.