West African side-necked turtle for sale
West African sidenecked turtles for sale, are also known as African side neck turtles, or West African side-necked turtle for sale. Here at CB, we offer a great selection of all aquatic turtles for sale. All of our water turtles for sale, including baby turtles are 100% captive bred. Because captive-bred turtles refer to those that are hatched here at our facility and bred from parents that are also captive-bred. Raising a baby African side-necked turtle can be easy, so long as you do your homework and have the proper habitat. Setting up a African sidenecked turtle aquarium with the right stuff from the beginning is the best bet. Explore our African side-necked turtle care sheet below.
W. African Side Neck turtle habitat
Setting up your new west African sideneck turtles aquarium can be fun, and easy. First, start with the right sized aquarium. You can either start with something small and upgrade Or build a larger setup to last the lifetime of your baby West African side neck turtle. For baby West African sideneck turtles, something as small as 15-20 gallons can work. Juvenile and adult African side-necked turtles will require more area for both swimming, and dry-docking (basking). An aquarium of 40-75 gallons can be used for up to 3 adult West African side necks. As a rule of thumb, the larger habitat you can provide, the better for your new baby turtle.
Dry Dock and Basking
For Basking and dry docking, you must provide something for them to climb upon, and dry out and bask. Usually, you are also providing the UVB lighting over the basking/dry dock area. Also, we recommend using a reptile UVB light that is 5.0 or 5% or 10.0 or 10% works best. Using a tube style t5 high output UVB lamp is much better than a coil style. If you are using this you may or may not need an additional mercury vapor UVA UVB lamp for basking.
West African Side neck turtle for sale – Food and Diet
Feeding your new baby West African side-necked turtle the proper diet is a big deal. Using small commercially available water turtle pellets for babies and hatchlings is fine. Often labeled as baby water turtle food, using these makes the most sense. As they get older we recommend moving to a high-end turtle floating stick, like the ones made by tetra Reptomin for example. Using a high-quality diet all the time ensures a healthy water turtle for sale. We recommend feeding sparingly as feeding is also the easiest way to lower water quality. Maintaining a clean habitat and water go hand in hand with feeding proper amounts. Depending on your filtration system, you may be able to feed more or less per 3-4 minute span. All of our turtles for sale here at CB are started on Reptomin floating turtle food.
African Sideneck turtle size
African Side necked turtle lifespan
West African Side-necked turtle for sale – Temperature
Water temperatures for baby African sidenecked turtles for sale as well as adult should be kept the same. A median temp of 77 degrees is near perfect. Provide a dry dock and basking area that gets up to 90 degrees during daylight hours. Typically a UVB lamp is used as well as a basking lamp unless the temps are achieved by just the UVB tube. Using a UVB tube is recommended over a coil lamp. Remember, both baby turtles for sale and adults should be kept the same.