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Chiapas Giant Musk Turtle

$169.00 - $1,495.00
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Product Description

Chiapas Giant Musk Turtles (Staurotypus salvinii), or more commonly known as Salvinii, are the smaller of the two Giant Musk turtles. Reaching 10'', most adults are 6”-7. Salvinii have fine yellow to orange spots on their heads and yellow lower jaws. They inhabit the slow moving waterways of Chiapas and Oaxaca Mexico; and their range extends south ward to El Salvador and into Guatemala.

Staurotypus Salvinii are quite vicious carnivores (even biting right out of the egg) and will take any animal matter offered. Not for the faint of heart, and just like their cousins, the Mexican Giant Musk turtles (Staurotypus triporcatus), they will eat anything they can catch. We feed our babies pellets, cut meat and cut fish. Our breeder adults will sometimes eat plants.

Chiapas Giant musk turtles are basically the pacific side version of the Mexican Giant Musk Turtle, and are similarly one of the best tank turtles. They are excellent swimmers, and do well in shallow water; and when raised with others of their kind, they get along very well.

Our 2008 hatching has just started, so if you're looking to keep a very aggressive, little turtle, with razor sharp jaws, and eats more like a starving little monster than your average turtle, Staurotypus salvinii are what you're looking for.

Pictured are: A 2008 Juvenile, an emerging hatchling, and an adult female

Other Details

Common Name:
Chiapas Giant Musk Turtle
Scientific Name:
Staurotypus salvinii
Starter to Intermediate
Turtle Category:
North American Water Turtles
Turtle Subcategory:
Mud and Musk Turtles
Restricted States:

Warranty Information

We offer a 7 day health guarantee on our captive bred animals only provided all conditions are met as listed in our Terms and Conditions page.


  • 5

    Posted by reggie on Jan 31st 2024

    Cutest little thing in the tank!

  • 5
    Chiapas giant musk turtle

    Posted by Timothy Mable on Jun 16th 2022

    Hey im really enjoying several different turtle species from TTS .My turtle is doing great and so is the rest of them each one came alive and snapping lol .Except for my first this order with my Chiapas he came with a major imperfection but lucky for ! THE TURTLE SOURCE TO CARE OF ME WITH NOOO COMPLICATIONS,And the very next day i had another by 10:10 am UPS of course thanks TTS .

  • 5

    Posted by Lihan Qi on Feb 11th 2022

    So cute, and well growing, eating everyday! Next day delivery is also good!

  • 5
    Giant musk

    Posted by Sam on Oct 2nd 2021

    Super happy to get my turtle the very next morning after purchase. Arrived in perfect condition healthy and hungry. Excited to see em grow and enjoy his new home, thanks guys!