Florida Soft shell turtle for sale
Florida Softshell Turtle For Sale are one of the more unique species that you’re going to find and they’re a great addition to your aquarium or pond. Florida Soft-shelled turtles for sale get their name from their soft shell structure. Florida Soft-shell turtles quickly learn to come to feeding and will liven up any tank with their antics. Great eaters, Florida will eat turtle pellets, fish, worms, snails and crayfish. Once four to five inches, they also make good pond turtles for sale. Their shell actually has a leathery feel to it and is light and somewhat flexible hence the Florida “soft -shell”.
Florida Soft shell turtle for sale – Appearance
The florida soft-shell has a brownish/olive background color to its carapace with many variations of darker markings and ocelli on the Eastern specimens and white spots on the Western specimens, dependent upon subspecies. The Florida soft-shell gets its name from the cone like projections on the leading edge of its carapace.
The smooth soft-shell gets its name because to a large degree it lacks the Floridaprotuberances of its relative. Smooth soft-shells have faint markings as juveniles on a tan carapace with light colored markings on the side of the head. Adult Florida Soft shelled turtle for sale often develop a darker mottled brown color on the carapace. Plastrons of smooth soft-shell turtles for sale are very light or white in color with visible callosities.
Florida Softshell turtle water
Water quality must be pristine for Florida softshell turtles for sale. Even a baby Florida soft-shelled turtle will require top water quality. When using the proper water filtration, having clean water for your Florida softshell turtle is easy. Most use the newer canister style filters, and we also recommend using an under gravel filter.
Florida Softshell turtle diet
Softshelled turtles eat a wide variety of foods in the wild. Here at CB, we feed our baby soft-shelled turtle for sale a variety of high quality water turtle pellets. Using something like reptomin makes feeding your baby Florida Soft Shell turtle simple. As they get older, you may also feed them live fish, and cut up shrimp, etc for protein.
Florida Softshell turtle for sale – temperature
Softshell turtles like most species of water turtles for sale require proper water temperatures. A basking spot of 95 degrees and a ambient water temperature of 77-79 degrees.
Florida Soft-shelled turtles for sale – Breathing underwater
Soft-shell turtles are believed to breathe anally and pharyngeally as well as “normally”. This means that there is direct oxygen transfer through highly vascular papillae in the turtles throat and anus. Continuous movement of the hyoid bone (in the throat) pumps water over the vascular tissues somewhat like the action of gills in fish. This appears externally in the continual swallowing movements observed in soft shells while submerged.