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CITES protected chelonians in the markets  

Cuora flavomarginata - Chinese box turtle

Price - all for pets:  150-200 RMB ($19-25 US) for hatchlings to 3inches, 200-300 RMB ($25-38 US)   for 4 - 5 inches, 300-500 RMB ($38-62 US) for adults. 

China, Japan, Taiwan


There were only a few flavos in several pet stalls in Chengdu as well as Guangzhou Qing Ping.  Most of the animals were about three to four inches in length.   We did not see any adults.

Pictured below are a couple of Cuora flavomarginata in a bin in the market at Qing Ping in Guangzhou.  This type of mix and match housing is classic for the markets and is one of the reasons that many of the terrestrial species have severe medical problems after being purchased from such a situation.


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