Species of Water Turtles for sale
Finding the right baby water turtle for sale can be a tough decision since there are literally hundreds of species of water turtles for sale online!
Some of our favorite species of aquatic freshwater turtles for sale include the following. Remember all baby water turtles for sale online from TortoiseTown are 100% captive bred and NOT wild-caught animals.
Side Necked Turtles – The most popular species of side necked turtle is probably the pink belly side-necked turtle, or pink belly side neck turtle. The side-necked turtle, a name for the long-necked turtle of the families Chelidae and Pelomedusidae, found only in the Southern Hemisphere. The turtles’ neck in these two families is of a different structure from that of other turtles and is folded to the side under the shell and is concealed instead of being straight back.
Members of the family Chelidae, sometimes called snake-necked turtles, are found swimming in the rivers of South America and also in Australia mainly found in the New Guinea region. Several species of side necked turtles have slender, elongated snouts. Among these is the Matamata (Chelys fimbriata) of Brazil and N South America. The family Pelomedusidae includes two African genera, Pelomedusa and Pelusios. Members of the latter genus resemble the North American box turtles, with a hinged shell. A third genus, Podocnemis, is found in rivers of South America and Madagascar. Side-necked turtles are classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Reptilia, order Chelonia.
Blanding’s Turtle – The Blanding’s turtle (Emydoidea blandingii) is a medium-sized, semi-aquatic freshwater turtle that inhabits wetlands in parts of the upper Midwest, New York, New England, and southern Canada with remnant populations in Nova Scotia. Blanding’s are beautiful turtles that are as intelligent as they are beautiful. Blanding’s turtles have life history characteristics that are comparable with sea turtles and tortoises. They can live to 70 years of age, tend to reach sexual maturity at more than 20 years of age and have low reproductive potential. As a result, Blanding’s turtle populations are extremely sensitive to adult mortality. Throughout the Northeast, populations appear to be declining and are only increasing through captive-breeding.
Snapping Turtles – Snapping turtles are large, aquatic freshwater turtles that only live in North America. There are 2 main species of snapping turtle that still exists, the Common Snapping Turtle for sale and the Alligator Snapping Turtle. The Common Snapping Turtle tends to live at higher latitudes than the Alligator snapper. Snapping turtles enjoy a wide variety of food and are often considered the top predator in their environment. The alligator snapping turtle’s diet consists mainly of fish, which they lure using a pink worm-like appendage on the end of their tongue in order to lure the fish close and eat it, usually in one solid bite. Common snapping turtles are more active hunters and will eat just about anything and are readily available as captive bred babies for sale.
Golden Thread Turtles – With their beautiful golden stripes and rich emerald-and-mahogany carapace, the golden thread turtle (Ocadia sinensis), also called the Chinese stripe-necked turtle, is one of eastern Asia’s most beautiful aquatic turtle species. Golden’ thread turtles for sale are available from time to time as captive bred babies from turtle breeders and turtle stores.
Map Turtles – Map turtles for sale are perhaps one of the most specialized groups of turtles in North America. Their body form is unique: a keeled, serrated carapace, and large, broad forelimbs and paddle-like rear feet. Baby map turtles and sawback turtles of the genus Graptemys are distinctive and highly evolved, and because of their very specialized adaptations, they have specific requirements in both their natural environments and captive habitats.
Softshell Turtles – Soft-shelled turtles for sale are some of the most recognized turtles in the world, and arguably some of the most unique. Their pancake-like appearance, the lack of bony scutes on their shells, and their snorkel-like neck and head distinguish them from most other turtles. They also possess an adaptation that allows them to breathe underwater, similar to fish unlike most other aquatic turtles for sale. These differences, as well as the soft-shelled turtles’ intelligence and personality, make them interesting species to keep in captivity may be the most of all water turtles for sale online. Some species including spiny softshell turtles for sale
Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta ssp. and C. dorsalis) Well deserving of their common name, painted turtles for sale are one of the most attractive varieties of pond turtles for sale native to North America. Their range extends from the Pacific coast to the Atlantic coast and from Canada to Mexico, which makes them one of the most widespread species in the country. Inhabiting practically any still or slow-moving freshwater lake, stream, river or creek within their range makes painted turtles one of the most commonly found freshwater turtles and their vivid and beautiful colors make them one of the most recognizable aquatic turtles for sale in the USA.
There are four types of painted turtles: the eastern painted turtle (Chrysemys picta picta), the midland painted turtle (C. p. marginata), the western painted turtle (C. p. bellii) and the southern painted turtle (C. dorsalis). Although their native ranges vary (hence, their common names), their habits and captive care requirements are very similar.
Slider Turtles – The most popular pet water turtle in the USA, the red ear slider has a long history in the pet trade, and it has been kept for many years by a wide variety of hobbyists, both beginner turtle keepers as well as those who are experienced in keeping aquatic turtles for sale. As way back as 1960, Slider turtles for sale were sold in dime stores, and unfortunately many died due to a lack of knowledge of the children who begged their parents to buy them for them. Luckily, now that reptile enthusiasts are better educated, the red-eared slider has a better chance of survival in captivity, but it is a large turtle and should be kept only by people who are prepared to provide the proper care for it.
Red-eared sliders are very good swimmers spend most of their time in the water. They love to bask, too, and during warm, sunny days, wild red-ears love to stack on top of each other while doing so. The slightest movement or sound will send them sliding off their rocks or logs and back into the water—this, coupled with the red ear mark on both sides of their heads, gives them their common name of Slider Turtle. Pet red-eared slider turtles for sale can be very personable and will quickly learn to swim to you when they want to eat!
Musk Turtles – The musk turtle is a member of the family Kinosternidae. It has a blackish/brown dome-shaped carapace with a vertebral keel. The keel tends to flatten out in adults, but is very prominent in musk turtle hatchlings as well as juvenile musk turtles for sale. The Musk turtles’ plastron is reduced in size.A Musk turtles’ head typically has two distinct parallel yellow stripes that extend from the nose to the neck, though these may fade in older animals.
Common musk turtles can be found in eastern North America, from Florida to Canada, as well as from the state of Texas all the way across to Wisconsin. Also called the “stinkpot,” a common musk turtle may emit a foul smell from glands on the corners of the plastron that exude an orange-ish liquid. This usually occurs when a turtle is frightened or startled, and often declines in pets that receive frequent handling. Common musk turtles are found in both slow-flowing sections of stream and river habitats, as well as lakes and ponds.
Mud Turtles – Mud turtles are a small semi-aquatic freshwater turtles. This species of mud turtle is generally found living on land and water. The color of their outer shell is generally olive to dark brown. Their beak is found to be slightly curved. Mud turtles for sale are commonly available throughout the year, as pet mud turtles are kept quite frequently due to their compact size and ease of care.
River Cooter and Pond Cooter Turtles – River cooters and pond cooters are aquatic, large sized turtles, primarily found in the southeastern USA. Some species of river cooter turtles for sale can even be found in the midwest. Cooters, the turtles in the Pseudemys genus include the red-bellied turtles, which are similar in their habitats, behavior and diet preference.
Spotted Turtles – Spotted turtles for sale are some of the smallest full-size turtles found in the USA. The spotted turtle has a beautiful black shell and is covered with bright yellow spots, which vary depending on the spotted turtle’s age. Mature Spotted turtles tend to have even larger and greater number of spots, as many as 100 or more spots found across their shell as well as their head. Baby Spotted turtles for sale may have just a few spots, often only one per scute. The spotted turtle’plastron is yellow and orange with some patches of black pigment. Their legs and arms are black with orange or red color in between their bright yellow spots.
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