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Adult Chinese Soft Shell Turtles (Pelodiscus sinensis) LAST ONE!

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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. 

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


All our baby turtles and terrapins are captive bred.

We do NOT recommend keeping Turtles or Terrapins with fish.

What is a Chinese Soft Shell Turtle?

Chinese softshell turtlePelodiscus sinensis, are an almost entirely aquatic freshwater turtle. They grow to approximately 10 to 12 inches in size (shell front to back) and once full size they can be kept happily in 200 to 300 litre aquariums. Unlike Terrapins, soft shells are not basking species and spend most of their time in the water. When buying soft shells from hatchlings it is quite easy with regular handling to make them tame and friendly.

How do I keep a Chinese Soft Shell Turtle?

An ideal set up to keep Soft Shell Turtles would be a glass aquarium with a filter (to keep water clean), a heater (to keep water at a constant 25 degrees), and UVB light (to encourage correct shell growth). They also need a landed area where they can get out of the water such as a Turtle Dock. It is important to remember that it takes three to four years for a hatchling Soft Shell Turtle to grow to full size and therefore to help socialize the Turtles, It is much better to keep the hatchlings in a smaller enclosure (30-40 litres) to start with, Upgrading to a larger home as they grow.
IMPORTANT! Soft shell turtles get their name because they have a soft delicate shell which can be easily damaged, both physically and with fungus. They love to bury themselves in the substrate, So to avoid them damaging themselves on rough/ sharp gravel always use fine sand. To ensure good water quality, always do regular water changes.

What do I feed my Chinese Soft Shell Turtle?

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

How big and what sex will my Baby Chinese Soft Shell Turtle be?

The baby Soft Shell Turtles we sell are approximately two inches 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 offer a free of charge replacement but only once. By purchasing livestock from us you are thereby agreeing to our Terms and Conditions.

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