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Baby Musk Turtles (Sternotherus odoratus)

Our Price: £39.99
Product Description

Please note, we only send our Turtles & Terrapins once a week  on a next day delivery signed for service.

We are only able to send Turtles & Terrapins for delivery on Wednesdays, in order to get a Wednesday, orders must be placed on Mondays by 2pm. 

Please ensure that you select the Live Turtle/ Fish Carriage Delivery option at £9.95. Any orders made with eith the next day or 2-5 day service will be rejected. 

 All our baby turtles and terrapins are captive bred.

We do NOT recommend keeping Turtles or Terrapins with fish.

What is a Musk Turtle?

Musk Turtles (Sternotherus carinatus) are a small freshwater turtle, very similar to the common Musk Turtle . Only growing to approximately five inches in size (shell front to back) they can be kept happily in 100 litre aquarium. Unlike Terrapins, Musks are not a basking species and spend most of their time in the water. When buying Musks from hatchlings it is quite easy with regular handling to make them tame and friendly.

How do I keep Musk Turtle?

An ideal set of to keep Turtles would be glass aquarium with a filter (to keep water clean), a heater (to keep water at a constant 25 degrees), and UV light (to encourage correct shell growth). They also need a landed area where the can get out of the water such as Turtle Dock. It is important to remember that it takes three to four years for a hatchling Musk Turtle to grow to full size and therefore, to help socialize the Turtles, it much better to keep the hatchlings in smaller enclosure (30-40 litres) to start with; upgrading to a larger home as they grow.

What do I feed my Musk Turtle?

Musk Turtles are omnivores and in the wild would eat vegetation and such things as fish and insects. For you pet Turtle however, they are various complete dried and frozen foods that contain all of the animals dietary requirements.

How big and what sex will my Baby Musk Turtle be?

The baby Musk Turtles we sell are approximately one inch long (Shell length front to back). Due to their small size and juvenile status we are unable to sex these turtles.

Shipping Details and Livestock Terms and Conditions

Although Turtles and Terrapins are hardy little creatures, we still try to keep the stress caused by transporting them to a minimum. As consequence we do not accept returns on them so please make sure you definitely want them before ordering. In the unlikely event of your Turtle or Terrapin arriving dead we will arrange for another one to dispatched as soon as poosible. Please note, we need to be notified within 24 hours of receiving the animal and we arrange for our courier to collect the dead Turtle/ Terrapin when they deliver the replacement. Due to the inherent risk of moving livestock we will one offer a free of charge replacement once. Buying purchasing livestock from us, you are thereby agreeing to our terms and conditions.



Please note, on orders over £50 there is no carriage to be paid.

PLEASE NOTE WE ARE ONLY ABLE TO SEND LIVE TURTLES/ TERRAPINS TO MAINLAND UK ONLY. WE ARE UNABLE TO SEND TO NORTHERN IRELAND, NOR TO THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS OR ISLANDS.


 
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