Spotted Turtle for sale
Spotted Turtle for sale (Clemmys guttata)
The spotted turtle for sale is one of the smallest turtles for sale found in the United States. Spotted turtles have a beautiful black shell with yellow spots. These spots vary in both quantity and size depending the age of the spotted turtle for sale. Older turtles tend to have many more spots, sometimes more than 125 scattered across their shell and face. Younger turtles may have just a few spots, often only one per scute. A spotted turtle’s hingeless plastron is yellow and orange with some blotches of black. Its legs are mainly black with red or orange mixed in with the yellow spots.
Determining the sex is easily determined in spotted turtle adults. Male spotteds will have a black chin. In contrast, females have a much brighter orange or reddish chin. Males also have a longer, thicker tail. In most adults, males have brown eyes, and females have orange eyes.
Spotted Turtle Size
Adults range from about 4 to 6 inches long. The average is around 4.5 inches. When hatchlings emerge from their eggshells, they measure about 1 inch long. They can triple their size in just a few months. If fed heartily, they can be raised to adults in about three years.
spotted turtle for sale – Availability
Spotted turtles are fairly common in the U.S. More and more people produce them each year. Because of captive breeding, their U.S. population has risen during the past couple of years. Many breeders are getting females to triple— or quadruple— clutch each year, which is not known to occur in the wild. In states where spotted turtles are legal to sell, hatchlings sell for about $75 to $95. Their value has come down dramatically during the past four years because of the increase in captive breeding.
Spotted Turtle Size
Adul spotted turtles range in size from 4 to 6 inches. Average spotted turtle size is about 4.5 inches. When baby spotteds or spotted turtle hatchlings emerge from their eggshells, they’re just about 1 inch in length. Baby spotted turtles for sale can triple their size in just a few months. When fed correctly, a baby spotted turtle can be raised to adulthood in 2.5- to three years.
Spotted Turtle Life Span
Spotted turtles can easily outlive their owners. These turtles are known for living more than 100 years, and the oldest on record is still living at more than 150 years old. In order for spotted turtles to reach this age, they need a well-rounded diet.
Spotted Turtle Caging
A good sized (aprox 100 gallon tub) enclosure can house approximately one male and three to four female spotted turtles for sale. You could keep them in an enclosure as large as 5 feet by 5 feet with a water depth of about 5 inches. I wouldn’t keep more than 4 males and 15 females in an enclosure this size. Smaller enclosures should have fewer males, or territorial disputes are likely. Add artificial plants to provide comfort and prevent turtles from drowning.
A few different basking spots should be made available to allow your turtle to climb out of the water and completely dry off. Preventing fungus growth on its skin and shell is key. A heat lamp or basking lamp should be placed about one foot above the basking spot. Submersible filters should be used for water circulation and to keep clean. Always keep your water clean, clear and cool no matter what. Air and mainly Oxygen flow is important, so use a pump to add some splashing at the surface or some type of air bubbler or diffusor works well. Keep all water from splashing or contacting the basking area, so your baby spotted turtle for sale can completely dry off. Beleive it or not, spotted turtles are poor swimmers. Because of this they should be kept in shallow water about 4 to 6 inches deep. Keeping them in deeper water is a bad idea unless you have experience with these turtles. They often drown in ponds, tanks or other enclosures.
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