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Baby Short Neck Turtles (Murray River)

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Murray River Turtles (Shortneck)

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Special Price $79.00

Regular Price: $99.00

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We have Baby Murray River/Short neck turtles for sale.  We have a large range of baby turtles for sale Melbourne Victoria. We stock a large range of Australian Turtles in our Melbourne store. Our most common phone call is do you have baby terrapins for sale.  Baby Terrapins have never been legal in Australia and were mostly Short neck Turtles, Long neck Turtles and Mary River Turtles that were just referred to as Terrapins. Penny turtles for sale is another phrase used and there is no such thing as a Penny Turtle. Do you have Baby Tortoises for sale and although the wildlife schedule in Victoria states some species as Tortoise, all Australian species are Turtles. The Murray River Turtle(Emydurra maquarii macquarii)also known as the Macquarie turtle or Murray short-necked turtle.It is restricted to the Murray-Darling River system in southeastern Australia, inhabiting larger rivers and permanent lakes in this region. These turtles have been popular pets for many years. Hatchlings are often sold as 'penny turtles', however, these will still grow into large adults over 30cm.

Basic requirements for keeping a 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



-Turtle Salts

-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


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 Murray 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.

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