Baby spotted turtles for sale
Baby spotted turtles are hatched at just about 1″ in overall size. A baby spotted turtle quickly grows to it’s adult size of 4.5-5″. Spotted are some of the smallest water turtle species in the world. Native to North America, the beautiful baby spotted turtle is a sight for all reptile enthusiasts. Keeping spotted can be fun, easy and rewarding. Doing your homework on proper spotted turtle care before receiving your new baby is key.
Spotted turtle Habitat
When purchasing a new baby spotted turtle for sale, consider the size of the turtle as an adult. Once you have decided on a habitat or spotted turtle aquarium of proper size, you can move on to the rest. Decor can include fake plants, large underwater caves with easy entrances and exists. Substrate can be a gravel, and using an under gravel filter is recommended. Overall your habitat should contain a basking lamp above your dry dock ,or land area. UVB should be used over the aquatic section of your spotted turtle habitat.
Spotted turtle Diet
Here at TT, we start our baby spotted turtles for sale out on Reptomin aquatic baby turtle pellet. For the first 3-4 months this is all that we feed our baby spotteds. Once they’re over 3″ we graduate them to a larger commercial water turtle pellet. Feeding your baby spotted turtle for sale a high quality diet is key to longevity and health.
Spotted turtle filtration
Using proper filtration with any water turtle for sale is important. Baby turtles for sale are no different, infact babies require better water quality than adults. Undergravel filtration is highly recommended in addition to wet/dry sump or canister filter. When it comes to filtration or filter size, bigger is always better. Basically when planning your filtration, buy the largest sized filter you can fit in your wallet and your habitat setup. The larger the better will enable your baby spotted turtle habitat to last longer in between water changes.
Spotted turtle lifespan
With proper care, the spotted turtle lifespan is 20 or more years. Providing the right habitat, temperatures, lighting and high quality diet goes a long way in extending the life of your spotted turtle. Baby spotted turtles who are cared for properly since birth should reach at least 20 years old.
Spotted turtles for sale – temperature
For semi-aquatic turtles like the spotted, we need to pay attention to both temperature in the water as well as the land. Water temperatures for spotted turtles should be in the 77-80 degree range. Land temperatures, or basking areas should be around 90 degrees. Typically you are using a UVA/UVB basking lamp over the land or dry dock area. UVB lamps in the form of t5 high output tubes should be used over the water or aquarium section.
baby Spotted turtle for sale lighting
Typically you are using a UVA/UVB basking lamp over the land or dry dock area. UVB lamps in the form of t5 high output tubes should be used over the water or aquarium section.
Spotted turtle for sale – water
Water changes should be done with 10-15% of old water being replaced every 4-8 weeks. Frequency of water changes are based on a number of factors. Some factors that affect when or how often water should be changed include: size of aquarium, age of spotted turtles, number of spotted turtles per enclosure. Lastly consider the size and efficiency of your filtration system. Filtration should be a concern no matter which water turtles for sale you purchase.
spotted turtles for sale Availability
Spotted turtles for sale are fairly common in the U.S. More and more people produce them each year. Because of captive breeding, their U.S. population has risen during the past couple of years. Spotted turtle breeders are getting females are able to get multiple clutches per year from their females. Because this is not known to occur in the wild, it is a benefit of captive breeding programs of spotted turtle breeders.
baby Spotted Turtle
Interestingly, the popular spotted turtle for sale is one of the smallest full-size turtles found in the United States. Its black shell is covered with small orange to yellow dots or spots. These spots vary depending on the spotted turtle’s age. Mature spotted turtles for sale tend to have a higher number of spots. Believe it or not, there could be over than 150 scattered spots across their shell, body and face.
Spotted turtles change with age
Younger spotted turtles for sale may have just a few spots here and there. Juvenile spotted turtles will often only one spot, or dot per scute. Most importantly when identifying a baby spotted turtle is the plastron. Spotted turtles have a hingeless plastron colored in yellow or orange over a solid black. Spotted turtles legs will be black with orange/red/yellow mixed in with their spots.
Male vs Female spotted turtles
Sex of the spotted turtle for sale is easily determined in spotted turtle adults. Male spotters have a black chin, whereas female spotted turtles for sale have a much brighter orange or reddish chin. Adult male spotted will also have a longer, thicker tail. Because, in most adults, males have brownish eyes, and females have orange eyes. Baby turtles for sale may look different than their adult counterparts. Keep in mind that buying real turtles for sale means you have to prepare for them before shipping!