Geographic Map turtle for sale
Map turtles vary quite a bit in color and shape based on subspecies or locale. In general, baby map turtles for sale tend to be tan or light brown. Also, they range from green to brown to even orange to black. Some map turtles have blotches of color, others have speckles or reticulated designs. For most, there are stripes on the head, neck, limbs, and tail. A keeled carapace can allow the map turtles to maintain stability in high flowing waters.
Baby map turtles for sale are strong swimmers!
Consider the rivers where they prefer to live, and their long, strong legs with broadly webbed feet provide the power to swim. Power to swim and the design of the carapace is pivotal in map turtle survival in the wild. Maps consistently are fighting against all but the swiftest currents. Also, and each species bears a unique facial pattern.
Currently, there are a total of 14 subspecies of map turtle that live in North America. Also, five of them are considered broad-headed species. We call them broadhead because of the massively enlarged heads that females develop as they age. Secondly, the four others that are commonly referred to as saw-backs. Why Sawbacks? Interestingly, they are called sawbacks due to the prominent keels and strongly serrated marginals on the carapace. Currently, it is thought that they will add 2 more species to the map family, bringing it to a total of 16 subspecies of map turtle for sale in the USA. In addition to the Geographic map turtle for sale. Though one of many small turtles for sale, some would not call this turtle a dwarf turtle for sale.