Hunter River Turtle (Emydura macquarii gunabarra)
The Hunter River Turtle is very similar in looks and is the same to house as it's close relative the Murray River Turtle (Short Neck). They grow to around 22cm. They are native to the Hunter River and it's tributaries in eastern New South Wales.
Basic requirements for keeping a Hunter River Turtle turtle are.
-A basking area usually by way of a Turtle Bank or Turtle Dock
-10% UVB good quality Fluorescent or Compact 10.0
-Basking Lamp over your dry area such as a Swamp Glo 50w. You can also use the Red 40w Heat Lamp or Blue 40w Heat Lamp if using a Compact Top
-Heater in water set at 22-26 Celsius depending on what species you are keeping
-Quality Internal or Canister filter depending on what size tank you have
-Good diet with a variety of turtle foods
-Full turtle care sheet ilocated at additional info at bottom of page
NO LICENSE IS REQUIRED FOR HUNTER RIVER TURTLES IN VICTORIA
Turtles require a solid commitment, because they can live 30 years+, require a very specific living environment which includes UVB lighting,heating,water conditioning and correct diet.
Note: We can can freight Hunter River Turtles from our Melbourne shop to airports serviced by Australian Air Express. All relative import/export paperwork will need to be done if applicable.Please contact us for freight costs and further information.Due to the high turnover of livestock it is advisable to call us to check current availability.