Leopard Soft shell turtle for sale
Leopard 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. Leopard Soft-shelled turtles for sale get their name from their soft shell structure. Leopard Soft-shell turtles quickly learn to come to feeding and will liven up any tank with their antics. Great eaters, Leopard softies 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 “soft -shell”. They are considered an easy to care for water turtle overall.
Leopard Softshell turtle for sale – Appearance
Leopard soft-shell gets its name because of its beautiful patterns on its soft shell and the pretty coloration of their skin. Smooth soft-shells have faint markings as juveniles on a tan carapace with orange markings on the side of the head. Adult Leopard Soft shelled turtle for sale often develop a darker mottled brown color on the carapace that looks like spots. Plastrons of Leopard soft-shell turtles for sale are very dark in color with visible callosities.
Leopard Softshell turtle water
Water quality must be pristine for leopard softshell turtle. Even a baby Leopard soft-shelled turtle will require top water quality. When using the proper water filtration, having clean water for your Leopard soft shell turtle is easy. Most use the newer canister style filters, and we also recommend using an under gravel filter.
Leopard 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 Leopard Soft Shell turtle simple. As they get older, you may also feed them live fish, and cut up shrimp, etc for protein.
Leopard Softshell turtle for sale – temperature
Softshell turtles like most species of water turtles for sale require proper water temperatures. A basking spot of 90-95 degrees and a ambient water temperature of 77-79 degrees.
Leopard 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.