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Northern Snapping Turtle

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We have Northern Snapping Turtles for sale. We have a large range of baby turtles for sale Melbourne Victoria.We stock a large range of Australian Turtles. Our most common phone call is do you have baby terrapins for sale. Baby Terrapins have never been legal in Australia and were mostly Shortneck Turtles,Longneck 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 Australian Northern Snapping Turtles(Elseya Dentata) are a large genus of side-necked turtles in the family Chelidae found in river systems in northern and north eastern Australia. They are identified by the presence of alveolar ridges on the triturating surfaces of the mouth and the presence of a complex bridge strut. The Australian Snapping Turtles are largely herbivorous with specialized mouth structures for eating fruits, however they will eat animal products if opportunity arises. The various species can be found in large numbers where they are still abundant, e.g. Northern Territory of Australia, however a number of the populations have become increasingly rare and some are now listed as endangered. They grow to a maximum size of around 35cm.

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 livestock 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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