Welcome leaf turtle enthusiasts!

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Welcome to LeafTurtles.com!  This site is dedicated to the dissemination of information on the care and breeding of turtles in the genus Geoemyda!  There are two species in this genus: Geoemyda japonica and Geoemyda spengleri.  The common name for G. japonica is the Ryukyu black-breasted leaf turtle and the common name for G. spengleri is the Vietnamese black-breasted leaf turtle.  I have been keeping and breeding both G. japonica and G. spengleri for a number of years.  Both of these species are rarely bred in captivity and only a handful of G. japonica have been hatched in the United States.  I hope this website will help to preserve these wonderful turtles in captivity as well as bring awareness to their conservation needs in the wild.

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